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Children's Book Awards 2019 Shortlists and Winners

1st April 2019

Children's Book Awards 2019

I get my book recommendations from many different sources - Toppsta reviewers, friends of my children, parents, teachers (particularly on Twitter), librarians and more but I'm always intrigued to see which children's books win awards (and who judges them too). Here's a list of the key children's book awards in the UK with links to shortlists and winners.

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2019 CILIP CARNEGIE and kate greenaway MEDALs

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for a book with exceptional illustrations.

Books are nominated by CILIP members plus external bodies such as Booktrust, CLPE, National Literacy Trust and more. After nominations are published, each book is read by every member of the judging panel − 14 children's and youth librarians representing all regions of CILIP's Youth Libraries Group. From these nominations the judging panel will decide the long and shortlists and finally, the 2019 Medal winners, based on the official medals criteria. This year, for the first time, there will also be a children's choice prize.

2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Winners

2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

2019 Kate Greenaway Medal: The Lost Words by Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane

2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Key Dates

5th November 2018 - Nominations published. 

19 March 2019 - Cilip Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 2019 Shortlist Announced

17 June 2019 - Winners announced (above)

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2019 FCBG Children's Book Award

This is the only national award voted solely by children. Members of the Federation of Children's Book Groups vote on the longlist and then any children can vote on the shortlist. There are three categories: Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers and Books for Older Readers. FCBG Website.

2019 FCBG Children's Book Award Winners

2019 Overall Winner and Book for Younger Children: Mixed by Arree Chung

Book for Younger Readers: The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer

Book for Older Readers: Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer

2019 FCBG Children's Book Award Key Dates

25th February 2019 - Shortlist Announced

June 2019 - Winners Announced (above)

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2019 Costa Book Awards

An annual award to recognise the enjoyment of reading judged by a panel of expert across the industry. Costa Book Awards Website.

2018 Costa Book Awards Winner

The winner of the 2018 Costa Children's Book Award was announced in January 2019 and was The Skylark's War by Hilary McKay

2019 Costa Book Awards Key Dates

November 2019 - Category Shortlists Announced

January 2020 - Category Winners Announced

January 2020 - Overall Winner Announced

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2019 Waterstones Children's Book Prize

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize is an annual award, voted for by Waterstones booksellers and divided into three categories: Illustrated Books, Younger Fiction and Older Fiction. The Waterstones Children's Book Prize Website.

2019 Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winners

Waterstones Children's Illustrated Award: The Girls by Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie.

Waterstones Children's Younger Fiction and the Overall Waterstones Children's Book Award: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf

Waterstones Children's Older Fiction Award: The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

2019 Waterstones Key Dates

7th February 2019 - Shortlist Announced

21st March 2019 - Winners announced

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2019 Blue Peter Awards

The Blue Peter Awards are an annual celebration of the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. The 2019 Blue Peter Awards judges Louise Pentland, Alex T Smith and Darren Chetty, chose the shortlist and then children read the titles and vote for their favourites.

2019 Blue Peter Awards Winners

Blue Peter Best Story: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

Blue Peter Best Book with Facts: The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre

2019 Blue Peter Awards Key Dates

25th October 2018 - Longlist announced

8th November 2018 - Shortlist announced

7th March 2019 - Winners announced (above)

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2019 Branford Boase Award

An annual award for an outstanding first novel to a first time writer of a book for young people. Judged by a team of industry experts.

2019 Branford Boase Winner

The winner of the 2019 Branford Boase award was I am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

2019 Branford Boase Key Dates

31st January 2019 - Longlist Announced

1st May 2019 - Shortlist Announced

3rd July 2019 - Winner Announced (above)

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2019 Lollies (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 Winners

Announced on 14th February 2019.

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.

2019 Lollies Key Dates

August 2019 - Shortlist Announced

December 2019 - Vote Closes

Early 2020 - Winners Announced

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2019 Sainsburys Children's Book Awards

Now in its sixth year, the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards (run with Booktrust) aims to celebrate some of the best titles in children's publishing. Winners are chosen by a panel of experts.

2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards Winners

2019 Book of the Year & Picture Book Award: My Pet Star by Corinne Averris and Rosalind Beardshaw

Baby and Toddler: Nibbles: Numbers by Emma Yarlett

Fiction: The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher and Sam Usher

Learning and Development: The Awesome Book of Space by Adam Frost

Favourite Characters: Where’s Wally? Exciting Expeditions by Martin Handford

Classic Award: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards Key Dates

9th August 2019 - Shortlist Announced

28th August 2019 - Winners Announced (above)

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2019 UKLA Book Awards

Now in their 10th year these awards set out to increase teachers knowledge of newly published books which they can share with pupils. These are the only awards judged entirely by teachers.

2019 UKLA Book Award Winners

3-6 category winner: I am Bat by Morag Hood

Highly commended 3-6 category: After the Fall by Dan Santat

7-11 category winner: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Highly commended 7-11 category: Running on Empty by S.E. Durrant 

12-16 category winner: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Highly commended 12-16: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevado

2019 UKLA Book Award Key Dates

September 2018 - Longlist Announced

March 2019 - Shortlist Announced

July 2019 - Winners Announced (above)

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2019 YA Book Prize

Annual award to the best young adult book written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. Judged by a panel of industry experts.

2019 YA Book Prize Winner

The winner of the 2019 YA Book Prize was Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Bernard

2019 YA Book Prize Key Dates

1st March 2019 - Shortlist Announced

30th May 2019 - Winner Announced (above)

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2019 British Book Awards

The British Book Awards (aka The Nibbies) is the most important awards for the trade and has been running since 1990. Alongside traditional categories such as fiction and non-fiction there are also awards for best bookshop, best publisher and more. In recognition of the growing importance of Children's, this year (2019) the Children's Book of the Year prize has been split into two for Fiction and Non-Fiction/Illustrated. AND yours truly (Georgina) is on the panel for the Children's Fiction Award.

2019 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Winner

The winner of the British Book Awards Children' Book of the Year was The Ice Monster by David Walliams.

2019 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Key Dates

13th May 2019 - Winner Announced

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Children's Book Awards 2019 Shortlists and Winners

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