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

This Month's Featured Books

The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 - Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Winner of the Illustrated category of The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. March 2016 Debut of... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedMy Brother is a Superhero
David Solomons
Children's Book of the Year, The British Book Industry Awards 2016 - Overall winner of Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 - Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. July 2015 Debut of the Month Oh the anguish! Luke is a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer
Mick Manning
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Mick Manning and Brita Granström have developed a picture book approach to non-fiction that brings their subjects to vivid life. Beautifully illustrated throughout in coloured pencil and watercolour and with pen and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedI am Henry Finch
Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the English Picture Book Award 2016 for ages 4-7 - Winner of Little Rebels 2016 - Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. All finches make a lot of noise!... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
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The First Slodge
Jeanne Willis
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Jeanne Willis is an expert at pinpointing human weaknesses, particularly those common in the very young, and this is a very funny morality tale about the importance of sharing. The first Slodge... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2015
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Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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The Wonder Garden
Jenny Broom
Winner of the English Picture Book Award 2016 for ages 7 - 11 - Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. One of our Books of the Year 2015 New from the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Nowhere Emporium
Ross MacKenzie
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 - Best Story - Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015 8-11 age category This sparkling fantasy adventure is a glorious hymn...
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Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2016. Winner of the Older Fiction category of The Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story...
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Jessica's Ghost
Andrew Norriss
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Children's Book Award Francis is a bit of an outsider and doesn't really have friends. But he finds it really easy to talk to Jessica....
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Piper
Danny Weston
Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015 12-16 age category - October 2014 Debut of the Month A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches...
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This Book Just Ate My Dog
Richard Byrne
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category - Shortlisted for Oscar's...
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Reader Reviewed Listen to the Moon
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Older Readers category - September 2015 Book of the Month A beautiful and captivating tour de force of family, love, war...
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Reader Reviewed Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Sean Taylor
Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 -Picture Book Category Hoot Owl flies through the midnight air quick as a shooting star, wingtip pointing like some kind of avian superhero....
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Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School
Simon Puttock
Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016, Bookbug Readers (3-7) category It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but...
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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!

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