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Check Mates makes UKLA Book Awards shortlist

April 2021

Stewart Foster's middle grade title, Check Mates, has made the shortlist for the 2021 UKLA Book Awards. 

These awards highlight a diverse range of authors, from debuts to prize-winners and best-sellers. They aim to encourage teachers and pupils to broaden their knowledge of children's books and to promote diversity.

Judging will now begin for the shortlisted title. The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony on the 2nd of July. 

Check Mates longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

October 2020

Check Mates by Stewart Foster has been longlisted for the 2021 UKLA Book Award, in the 7-10 category. The awards aim to celebrate books that reflect and promote diversity and showcase experiences that readers can relate to. 

The shortlist will be decided by a panel of judges and announced in mid-2021. 

Congratulations, Stewart!

The Perfect Parent Project out today!

January 2021

Stewart Foster's latest middle-grade title, The Perfect Parent Project, publishes today in paperback. 

All Sam wants is a family of his own, a home instead of a ‘house’ and parents he knows will still be there when he wakes up. Because Sam has been in and out of foster care his whole life and he can’t imagine ever feeling like he truly belongs.

Then his best friend Leah suggests that rather than wait for a family to come to him, he should go out and find one. So begins The Perfect Parent Project ... But Sam may just discover that family has a funny way of finding you.

Out now!

Publication day for Check Mates

June 2019

Check Mates, the latest novel from award-winning author Stewart Foster, is published today.

Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for.

Funny and moving, with a brilliant twist, Check Mates will have you rooting for Felix all the way through.

Check Mates is published by Simon and Schuster in the UK.

Congratulations, Stewart!