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

This Month's Featured Books

Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
Witty, tender and full of insights into life love and politics, this is a brilliant book in its own right as well as a worthy tribute to E. Nesbit's classic Five Children and It. The year is 1914. Anthea,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2017
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R. J. Palacio
Wonder was a sensation when it was first published in 2012, and the story of Auggie and his fight to be accepted as a normal boy has now hit the big screen in a movie starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedFootball School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there's no better way to learn about the world than... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Children's Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create...
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The Pest in the Nest Book 2
Julian Gough
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things...
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Frogkisser! A Magical Romp of a Fairytale
Garth Nix
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award A brilliantly funny take on fairytales and quests for younger readers. Garth Nix said: “Frogkisser! is one of those novels that just bubble...
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More Featured Books

The Journey
Francesca Sanna
Winner for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Winner of the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 and awarded the Amnesty CILIP Honour...
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Reader Reviewed Goodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals...
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Grandad's Secret Giant
David Litchfield
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award This picture book from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano, is a GIANT story of belonging and friendship....
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Reader Reviewed The Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child though he could have been neater...
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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.


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

Marsh Award in Translation

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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