... when you're judging a class set of them.
I'm proud to say that in my 4th year of being a first round judge for this phenomenal competition, the standard of entries has risen tremendously. This time, my shortlist was anything but, with eleven stunning examples of the best of British children's writing.
Really was a toughie this year, but I think I'm pretty much there now. I'll be glued to the website to see if one of my darlings made it through to the final stages. Good luck, my lovelies.