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Children's Book Awards 2018 Shortlists and Winners


The key UK Children's Book Awards 2018 including dates and lists of the shortlists and winners as they're announced, who they're judged by and what they're judged on. 

AwardAboutJudged by Shortlist
The Waterstones Children's Book PrizeAnnual award divided into three categories: Picture Books, Fiction 5-12 and Teen. Waterstones booksellersSee the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 Shortlist March 2018Overall winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
FCBG Children's Book AwardThe only national award voted solely by childrenMembers of the Federation of Children's Book Groups vote on the Longlist and then any children can vote on the Shortlist See the FCBG Children's Book Award 2018 Shortlist June 2018Overall winner: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book AwardsUK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards Librarians 
2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist 

2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist 

June 2018Overall winner for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal: Town is By the Sea by Sydney Smith and Joanne Schwartz.

Overall winner for the CILIP Carnegie Medal: Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughlrean 
The Branford Boase AwardAnnual award for an outstanding first novel to a first-time writer of a book for young peopleJulia Eccleshare (Chair of Hay Festival Children's Director) plus other industry expertsThe 2018 Branford Boase Longlist and ShortlistJuly 2018Overall winner for the 2018 Branford Boase: Kick by Mitch Johnson
The Irish Book AwardAnnual award to promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible.Panel of booksellers and librarians compile the shortlist with a secondary group of literary critics, reviewers, editors and bloggers. The winners are decided by an online web-poll. October 2018November 2018National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Junior): The President's Cat by Peter Donnelly 

National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Senior): Blazing a Trail by Sarah Webb & Lauren O'Neill

Dept [email protected] Teen/ Young Adult Book of the Year: The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
The Lollies (The Laugh out Loud Awards)Three separate awards determined by age group, created to celebrate the very funniest and most engaging books in children’s fiction. Panel of experts vote on the Longlist and then children can vote on the shortlist 2018 Lollies ShortlistJanuary 20192018 Lollies Winners are as follows:

Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book: Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8s: The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp.

Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13s:  Tom Gates: Epic Adventure by Liz Pichon.
Costa Book AwardsAnnual award to recognise the enjoyment of readingPanel of experts2018 Costa Book Awards ShortlistJanuary 20192018 Costa Children's Book Winner: The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay 
YA Book PrizeAnnual award to the best young adult book written by an author living in the UK or IrelandPanel of experts March 201831st May 20182018 Bookseller YA Prize Winner: After the Fire by Will Hill
Blue Peter Book AwardsAnnual award to celebrate the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. Panel of experts choose the shortlist. Over 600 children read the titles and vote for their favourites  Blue Peter Book Awards Shortlist announced November 2017March 20182018 Blue Peter Best Story Winner: Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

2018 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Winner: Real Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau
UKLA Book AwardsNow in their 10th year these awards set out to increase teachers knowledge of newly published books which they can share with pupils.The only awards to be judged entirely by teachersMarch 2018July 20182018 UKLA Winners are as follows:

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
Sainsburys Children's Book AwardsNow in its fifth year, the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards (run with Booktrust) aims to celebrate some of the best titles in children's publishing.Panel of expertsAugust 2018August 20182018 Sainsburys Children's Book Awards Winners

Overall Winner: 100 Dogs by Michael Whaite

Baby & Toddler: Norman's New Shell by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Picture Book: 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
Klaus Flugge Award The award was founded to honour publisher Klaus Flugge who set up Andersen Press in 1976.Panel of experts including Lauren Child and Julia EccleshareMay 2018September 2018The 2018 Klaus Flugge winner was My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner
Children's Book Awards 2018 Shortlists and Winners

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