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). All too easy we default to the known authors like David Walliams or Julia Donaldson but there are thousands of award-winning books to try.
Here's a calendar of upcoming awards and a list of the key children's book awards in the UK with links to shortlists and winners.
Winners Announced: The Little Rebels Children's Book Awards (8th), The Klaus Flugge Prize (15th), Scottish Teenage Book Prize
Winners Announced: FCBC Children's Book Award, Diverse Book Awards
Shortlists: Costa Book Awards
Winners Announced: The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Information Book Award School Library Association
Winners Announced: n/a