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

Books of the Month

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots
Michael Rosen
September 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | Michael Rosen is the bestselling author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, along with many other picture books and collections of poetry.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2018
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Other Featured Books this Month

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Philip Pullman
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018 | Author of the Year, British Book Awards 2018 | More than two decades after Northern Lights the first book of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback / softback | Released 06/09/2018
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Big Box Little Box
Caryl Hart
Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Colour and detail in Underwood's book are both very pleasing indeed; graphically it is a stand-out picture book with superb use of colour and composition. There's a slight sense of Lynley Dodd... Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 10/08/2017
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The Real Boat
Marina Aromshtam
Highly Commended, 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | There are absolutely beautiful illustrations within the book, some of them exquisitely good, and the judges are excited to see what Semyinka will do next. They particularly admire the skilful change of scale... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover
Markus Motum
Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Motum is definitely an illustrator to watch. Though this is an information book, you feel there is a story being told, with pace and animation. His work reminded the Klaus Flugge judges... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2017
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The Night Box
Louise Greig
Shortlisted for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Max has a key and a box of midnight blue. When he turns the key in the lock - WHOOSH! Day slips inside as Night sweeps out. Darkness tumbles into the air.... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/06/2017
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My Name is Not Refugee
Kate Milner
Winner of the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award June 2017 Book of the Month Simple enough for the youngest child to understand and certain to prompt feelings of empathy in readers of all... Featured in: 7+ readers | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Lesser Spotted Animals
Martin Brown
Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award 7-11 | In a nutshell: not your average animal book | This is no ordinary animal book, you won't find the usual suspects...
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Reader Reviewed Welcome to Nowhere
Elizabeth Laird
Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award 7-11 | In a nutshell: the lives of a Syrian family brought vividly and sympathetically to life for young readers | This is...
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Mitch Johnson
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2018 | October 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: serious issues in a fast-moving, vividly told football story Like lots of...
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Reader Reviewed We Come Apart
Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan
Winner of the UKLA 2018 Book Award | 12-16 January 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: unputdownable story, beautifully told | Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed After the Fire
Will Hill
Winner of the YA Book Prize 2018 | Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 | In a nutshell: tense, super-suspenseful novel based on harrowing real life events After the...
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Where the World Ends
Geraldine McCaughrean
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a nutshell: beautifully written, totally original, mesmerising storytelling In the summer of 1727...
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Town Is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz
Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | This haunting book, beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolour, bears record to a long-gone way of life. A young boy describes...
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Rhythm and Poetry
Karl Nova
Winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 The first published collection from Hip Hop poet Karl Nova has a refreshing directness, honesty and authenticity. Many of the...
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Rising Stars
Ruth Awolola, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Abigail Cook, Jay Hulme, Amina Jama
Highly Commended in the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018 Five emerging writer-performers are showcased in a book which is a blend of anthology & individual collections. Ruth Awolola...
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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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