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The Blue Peter Awards are an annual celebration of the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. 

2020 WINNERS

The Best Story: Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

The Best Book with Facts: Rise Up: Ordinary Kids With Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li and Amy Blackwell

For the full 2020 shortlist click here.

Previous winners

 

An annual award for an outstanding first novel to a first time writer of a book for young people. Judged by a team of industry experts.

2020 Shortlist

2019 WINNER

The winner of the 2019 Branford Boase award was I am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

For the full 2019 shortlist click here.

Previous winners and shorltists

 

The British Book Awards (aka The Nibbies) is the most important awards for the trade and has been running since 1990. Alongside traditional categories such as fiction and non-fiction there are also awards for best bookshop, best publisher and more. Since 2019, Children's Book of the Year prize has been split into two for Fiction and Non-Fiction/Illustrated. 

2020 WINNERS

British Book Awards Children's Fiction Book of the Year was A Good Girl's Guide to Murdeby Holly Jackson.

British Book Awards Children's Illustrated/ Non-Fiction Book of the Year was The Smeds and The Smoods by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

For full 2020 shortlists click here.

 2019 WINNERS

Winner: Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction You Are Awesome Matthew Syed (author), Toby Triumph (illustrator)

Winner: Children's Fiction Book of the Year The Ice Monster David Walliams (author), Tony Ross (illustrator)

For full 2019 shortlists click here.

2018 WINNERS

There were joint winners of the 2018 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year - The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

For the full 2018 shortlist click here.

This is the only national award voted solely by children. Members of the Federation of Children's Book Groups vote on the longlist and then any children can vote on the shortlist. There are three categories: Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers and Books for Older Readers.

For the 2020 shortlist and information of previous winners, click here

2019 WINNERS

The winner of the 2019 Book for Younger Children was Mixed Written and illustrated by Arree Chung

The winner of the 2019 Book for Younger Readers was The Dog Who Lost His Bark Written by Eoin Colfer and illustrated by P. J. Lynch

The winner of the 2019 Book for Older Readers was  Armistice Runner Written by Tom Palmer

For the full 2019 shortlist click here.

2018 WINNERS

 

 

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

2020 WINNERS

             

CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominations 2020

CILIP Kate Greenaway Nominations 2020

2019 WINNERS

The winner of the 2019 CILIP Carnedie Medal was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The winner of the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal wass The Lost Words by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

For the full 2019 shortlist click here.

2018 WINNERS

 

Annual award to recognise the enjoyment of reading.  Shortlist voted on by a panel of experts.

2019 WINNER

Asha & the Spirit Bird - Jasbinder Bilan

2019 Costa Book Awards Shortlist

Asha & the Spirit Bird - Jasbinder Bilan

Crossfire - Malorie Blackman

In the Shadow of Heroes - Nicholas Bowling

Furious Thing - Jenny Downham

For all past winners click here

 

 

CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is now in its 17th year and is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK.

2019 WINNER

The winner of the 2019 CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is Steven Camden for his debut collection Everything All At Once

for the full 2019 shortlist click here.

2018 WINNER

Hip-hop artist and debut poet Karl Nova was announced as the winner for Rhythm and Poetry

For full 2018 shortlist click here

Established in 1995, this award celebrates picture books for all ages. The winners are selected by the Editorial Board of English 4–11, the journal for primary teachers published jointly by The English Association and the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), from a shortlist selected by a panel of teachers and their students, and primary specialists. 

2020 Shortlists

For the 2020 longlist click here

2019 WINNERS

Non-Fiction 4-7 years: The Rhythm of the Rain - Grahame Baker-Smith

Fiction 4-7 years: I Say Ooh, You Say Aah - John Kane

Non-Fiction 7-11 years: Ocean - Hélène Druvert & Emmanuelle Grundmann

Fiction 7-11 years: Ocean Meets Sky - Eric Fan & Terry Fan

Famous independent bookseller Foyles chooses its Books of the Year in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and children's. The books are chosen through a combination of Foyles bestsellers, staff vote and reader response.

2019 Foyles Book of the Year

The winner of the Foyles Book of the Year was The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Click here for previous winners and shortlists.

 

Three separate awards determined by age group, created to celebrate the very funniest and most engaging books in children’s fiction. A panel of experts vote on the Longlist and then children can vote on the shortlist. The panel was chaired by Michael Rosen in 2020.

2020 WINNERS

Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book: Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson and Tor Freeman  

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8s: The World's Worst Children 3 by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13s :I Bet I Can Make you Laugh by Joshua Seigal and Friends, illustrated by Tom Wesson

For full  2019 shortlist click the link,.

2019 WINNERS

Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book: Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8s was, The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pigby Emer Stamp.

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13s category was Tom Gates: Epic Adventureby Liz Pichon.

For the full 2018 shortlist click here.

 

 

The Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards (run with Booktrust) aims to celebrate some of the best titles in children's publishing. Winners are chosen by a panel of experts.

2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards Winners

2019 Book of the Year & Picture Book Award: My Pet Star by Corinne Averris and Rosalind Beardshaw

Baby and Toddler: Nibbles: Numbers by Emma Yarlett

Fiction: The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher and Sam Usher

Learning and Development: The Awesome Book of Space by Adam Frost

Favourite Characters: Where’s Wally? Exciting Expeditions by Martin Handford

Classic Award: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

2018 WINNERS

Baby & Toddler: Norman's New Shell by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
Picture Book and overall winner: 100 Dogs by Michael Whaite
Fiction: The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler, illustrated by Steven Lenton
Learning & Development: The Book of Comparisons from Clive Gifford and Paul Boston
Favourite Characters: Peppa's Magical Unicorn
Children's Classic Award: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

For the full 2018 shortlist click here.

 

These are the only awards judged entirely by teachers.

2020 WINNERS

The winning book in the 11-14+ category is No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

The winning book in the 7-10+ category is The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth

The winning book for the 3 to 6+ category is Mixed written and illustrated by Arree Chung

The winning book in the Information Books 3-14+ category is Counting on Katherine  written by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

Highly Commended in the Information Books 3-14+ category is Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters

For full 2020 shortlists click here

2019 WINNERS

3-6 Category: I am Bat by Morag Hood.
7-11 Category: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
12-16 Category: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

For full 2019 shortlists and longlists click here.

2018 WINNERS

3-6 Category: Colin and Lea, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood.
7-11 Category: Joint Winners Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird and Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown
12-16 Category: We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

 

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize is an annual award, voted for by Waterstones booksellers and divided into three categories: Illustrated Books, Younger Fiction and Older Fiction.

2020 SHORTLISTS

2019 WINNERS

The winner of the Illustrated Award was The Girls by Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie.

The winner of the Younger Fiction and the Overall Waterstones Children's Book Award was The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf

The winner of the Older Fiction Award was The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

For the full 2019 shortlist click here

2018 WINNERS AND SHORTLIST

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