Shortlist 2016

"[Winning the Excelsior Award Junior] really does mean a tremendous amount, even more so because the award has been voted for by the readers. To know that they’ve read, enjoyed and engaged with the characters I’ve created makes what I do all the more worthwhile. Thanks to all the students who read the book, to the schools and librarians that supported the award and to the organisers themselves for putting me forward as a nominee. It really does mean a great deal!"

Robert Deas (writer/artist of Troy Trailblazer and The Horde Queen)


1st Place

Troy Trailblazer and The Horde Queen

by Robert Deas

  • Published by David Fickling Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910200469


The Pirates of Pangaea

by Daniel Hartwell and Neill Cameron

  • Published by David Fickling Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910200087

Oddly Normal, Book 1

by Otis Frampton

  • Published by Image
  • ISBN-13: 978-1632152268

Cow Boy: A Boy and his Horse

by Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos

  • Published by Archaia
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608864195

Fantasy Sports, No. 1

by Sam Bosma

  • Published by Nobrow
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907704802