The Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children?s Writing

The Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for
New Children’s Writing

In association with The London Book Fair, LBA Books and The Independent


The Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing will return in 2016: watch this space!


The inaugural prize was first launched at the 2014 London Book Fair, with a prize of a publishing contract with Scholastic, literary representation by LBA Books, their very own handmade Montegrappa pen, and a weekend for two in Italy to visit the home of Montegrappa.

After receiving nearly 1,000 entries, our judges chose Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh’s Curse by Laura Wood as the winner. Poppy Pym was published in September 2015, has sold into multiple languages and has been shortlisted for even more prizes, including the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award; the sequel Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx will be published in September 2016. You can read more about Laura and her experience of winning the prize here.


Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse