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Children's Book Awards 2018 Shortlists and Winners

1st February 2018


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 Book PrizeAnnual award divided into three categories: Picture Books, Fiction 5-12 and Teen. Waterstones booksellersShortlist announced February 2018See the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 Shortlist and Winners (announced March 2018)Overall winner was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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 Shortlist announced February 2018See the FCBG Children's Book Award 2018 Shortlist and Winners (announced 9th June 2018)Overall winner was 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

Monday 18th June 2018
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 expertsSee The Branford Boase 2018 longlist here) and Shortlist announced in the Spring5th July 2018
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 2018
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 June 2018January 2019
Costa Book AwardsAnnual award to recognise the enjoyment of readingPanel of expertsNovember 2018January 2019
YA Book PrizeAnnual award to the best young adult book written by an author living in the UK or IrelandPanel of experts Shortlist announced March 201831st May 2018
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  Shortlist announced November 2017Winners announced 
1st March 2018

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