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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. The 2019 Blue Peter Awards judges Louise Pentland, Alex T Smith and Darren Chetty, chose the shortlist and then children read the titles and vote for their favourites.

2019 WINNERS

The winner of the 2019 Blue Peter Best Story award was The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

The winner of the 2019 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts award was The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre.

For the full 2019 shortlist click here.

2018 WINNERS AND SHORTLIST

 

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.

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. This year (2019) the Children's Book of the Year prize has been split into two for Fiction and Non-Fiction/Illustrated.

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.

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.

2019 WINNERS

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

The winner of the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal is 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.

2018 WINNER

2018 Costa Children's Book Winner The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay 

For the full 2018 shortlist 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

 

The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards – affectionately known as the Lollies – is a celebration of the very best and funniest books for children, voted for by children themselves! 

2018 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.

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.

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.

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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