The 2017 shortlist

  1. Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford
  2. The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster
  3. Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery
  4. The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  5. Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
  6. Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
  7. Nightwanderers by C. J. Flood
  8. Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford