Children's Book Awards - Shortlists and Winners Children's Book Awards - Shortlists and Winners

This Month's Featured Books

Hector and Hummingbird
Nicholas John Frith
Winner of the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Hector the bear likes a bit of peace and quiet, but his best friend Hummingbird just can't stop talking. What's to do? With its retro... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Silver Skin
Joan Lennon
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 The bleak but beautiful ancient village of Skara Brae on Orkney is the setting for this original and intriguing novel, and an atmosphere of otherness pervades the story. Lennon brings together the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2015
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School According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney
Humphrey, the delightful classroom hamster, is back for a new set of adventures after his thrilling holiday at Camp Happy Hollow. Humphrey has been looking forward to returning to his classroom, Room 26, and to seeing all his old friends.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all combine to make this an outstanding picture book. Mouse is... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Black Cairn Point
Claire McFall
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 A haunting YA thriller unfolds on an isolated beach. Commenting on her nomination for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize Claire said: "I'm incredibly pleased that ‘Black Cairn Point' has been selected as... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!
Nick Sharratt
Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Peep through the die-cut hole in the pages of the book to find out who's there. A third book in the bestselling Shark in the Park series - it's fin-tastic fun! Commenting... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Hare and Tortoise
Alison Murray
Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 The best-loved of all Aesop's Fables has been made all the more enchanting with Alison Murray's sense of fun, mischief and stylish charm. A witty, beautifully illustrated take on The Hare and... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
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The Last Soldier
Keith Gray
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017 Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 The Lost Soldier is lots of things: a genuinely creepy ghost story, and a gripping tale of loss, conflict, revenge and redemption. The ghost takes the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Lili
Wen Dee Tan
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Lili is an ordinary little girl, except for her fiery hair, which makes it hard...
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Counting Lions
Virginia McKenna, Katie Cotton
Shortlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. From one regal lion to ten zebras, these superb full-page black and white drawings give...
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More Featured Books

Milky Moments
Ellie Stoneley
Winners The People's Book Prize 2016. A beautiful book for children and their families, Milky Moments celebrates the joy of childhood and mothering, and normalises breastfeeding as a part of...
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Reader Reviewed A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very...
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Reader Reviewed Flo of the Somme
Hilary Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Historical Association's ‘Young Quill's Award for Historical Fiction' (primary school category) | One of our Books of the Year 2015 | The stories of the many...
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Reader Reviewed One
Sarah Crossan
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Awards. Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells...
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Reader Reviewed The Bone Sparrow A Refugee Novel
Zana Fraillon
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | In a Nutshell: Refugees | Resilience | Friendship A heartfelt, harrowing insight into life as a Rohingya refugee in an Australian...
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The Book Awards category on Lovereading4kids will help you and your child discover authors currently in contention for and/or winners of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's children's literature.

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For each of the awards included in this Book Award category, Lovereading4kids will feature the shortlist of books and authors before the individual winner is announced. As with all our Featured Books, you and your child will be able to download and print off free Opening Extracts of each book. In this way, you can choose your own winner and see if the judges agree with you!

And remember, even if the judges don't pick your favourite, all our Children's Book Award books are available to order online at 25% off the RRP.

As Lovereading4kids grows we'll be featuring as many awards as we can manage, including:

Kate Greenaway Medal

Carnegie Medal

Costa Children's Award

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Blue Peter Book Award

The Guardian Children's Fiction Award

Early Years Book Award

The Red House Children's Book Award

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