Shortlist year: 
2013
Shortlist category: 
Young adult literature
Published by: 
Penguin Random House

About the book

Book cover- The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett

Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.

Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year – Younger Readers