Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

View all Blogs
Featured Book
Our Sister, Again
Our Sister, Again

BOOK OF THE MONTH - Our Sister, Again is a heartfelt exploration of what makes us 'us' and tackles themes of grief, hope and loss. For ages 9+

View book
Featured Books

Best books by age

Children's Book Awards 2022: Shortlists and Winners

Test

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.

January: 

Shortlists: n/a.

Longlists: The Branford Boase Award (26th Jan).

Winners Announced: Costa Book Awards (4th Jan), BookTrust Storytime Prize (25th Jan).

February:

Shortlists: Edward Stanford Travel Writing Children's Travel Book of the Year (1st Feb), Waterstones Children's Book Prize (10th Feb), The Federation of Children's Book Groups Children's Book Award (28th Feb).

Longlist: Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards (16th Feb), The Klaus Flugge Prize (17th Feb).

Winners Announced:  Lollies (17th Feb).

March:

Shortlists: UKLA Book Awards, Tir Na N-Og Awards, Children's Books Ireland Awards (10th Mar), CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals (16th Mar), The British Book Awards (25th Mar).

Longlist: Jhalak Prize (15th Mar).

Winners Announced: Blue Peter Book Awards (4th Mar), The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize (8th Mar), Waterstones Children's Book Prize (31st Mar).

April:

Shortlists: The English Association 4-11 Picture Book Award (11th Apr), Jhalak Prize (19th Apr),The Branford Boase Award (28th Apr).

Winners Announced: Edward Stanford Travel Writing Children's Book of the Year (26th Apr).

May:

Shortlists: Books Are My Bag (13th May),The Klaus Flugge Prize (18th May).

Winners Announced: Scottish Teenage Book Prize (4th May), British Book Awards, Tir na n-Og Awards English Category (20th May), The British Book Awards (23rd May), The English Association 4-11 Picture Book Award (18-25th May), Jhalak Prize (26th May).

June:

Shortlists: The Royal Society Young People's Prize.

Winners Announced: Tir na n-Og Welsh Category (2nd June), CCILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals (16th June), Indie Book Awards.

July:

Shortlists: Literature Wales English Language (2nd Jul).

Winners Announced: Branford Boase Award (15th Jul), UKLA Book Awards, Literature Wales English Language (30th Jul).

August:

Shortlists: Young Quills Awards.

Winners Announced: n/a.

September

Shortlists: Scottish Teenage Book Prize (1st Sept), Diverse Book Awards (20th Sept). 

Winners Announced: The Little Rebels Children's Book Awards (8th Sept), The Klaus Flugge Prize (15th Sept).

October

Shortlists: n/a.

Winners Announced: FCBC Children's Book Award, Diverse Book Awards (22nd Oct).

November

Shortlists: Blue Peter Book Awards (11th Nov), Costa Book Awards (23rd Nov).

Winners Announced: Books Are My Bag Readers Awards (9th Nov), Blackwell's Book of the Year (11th Nov), Information Book Award School Library Association (25th Nov).

December:

Shortlists: n/a.

Winners Announced: n/a.

Toppsta
2022-05-17
Children's Book Awards 2022: Shortlists and Winners
image test

BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARDS

The Books are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They're the only book award curated by bookshops and chosen by readers. The winner of the Children's Fiction Readers Award 2021 was When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle, the winner of the Young Adult Fiction Award 2021 was Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide and the winner of Breakthrough Author was You Are A Champion by Marcus Rashford written with Carl Anka. Previous Children's Fiction winners have been M.G. Leonard's and Sam Sedgman's The Highland Falcon Thief (2020); Catherine Bruton's No Ballet Shoes In Syria (2019); Catherine Doyle's The Storm Keeper's Island (2018); Emma Carroll's Letters from the Lighthouse (2017); Julia Donaldson's and Sara Olgilve's The Detective Dog (2016).  Previous Young Adult Fiction winners have been Kalynn Bayron's Cinderella is Dead (2020); Sarah Crossan's Toffee (2019); Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (2018);  Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give (2017). 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 9th November 2021

Shortlist 2022 | Winners 2022 announced


image test

SCOTTISH TEENAGE BOOK PRIZE

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize celebrates the very best in Scottish teen fiction and helps teenagers find new, exciting books to read. The winner of the 2022 Scottish Teenage Book Prize was Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook. Previous winners have been Ross Mackenzie's Evernight (2021); Tanya Landman's One Shot (2020); John Young's Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist (2019); Caighlan Smith's Children of Icarus (2018); Claire McFall's Black Cairn Point (2017).

Website | Shortlist 2022 | Vote (closes 25th March 2022) | Winner announced 4th May 2022


image test

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.The winner of the 2021 Branford Boase Award was Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray. Previous winners have been Liz Hyder's Bearmouth (2020); Muhammad Khan's I Am Thunder (2019).

Website | Shortlist 2021| Winners announced 15th July 2021 | 

Longlist 2022 | Shortlist 2022 28th April | Winners announcement

image test

edward stanford travel writing CHILDREN'S TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Children's Travel Book award is part of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards celebrating the best travel writing. The winner of the 2022 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Children's Travel Book of the Year was The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell. Previous winner was Chloe Daykin's Fire Girl, Forest Boy (2020).

Website | Shortlist 2022Winner announced 26th April 2022


The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize

jhalak prize

First awarded in March 2017, the Jhalak Prize and its new sister award Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize founded in 2020, seek to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers. The 2021 Jhalak Prize winner was Eight Pieces by Patrice Lawrence. 

Website | Longlist 2021| Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 

Longlist 2022 15 March | Shortlist 2022 19 April | Winner announcement 26 May 2022

image test

WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE

Chosen by Waterstones booksellers, there are three sections: Illustrated Books, Young Readers and Older Readers. The winner of the 2022 Illustrated was Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate, the winner of the 2022 Younger Readers was The Last Bear by Hannah Gold, and the winner of the 2022 Best Book for Older Readers was Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth. The overall winner for Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2022 was The Last Bear by Hannah Gold.  Previous winners have been The Grumpy Fairies by Bethan Stevens (Illustrated Winner 2021), A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll (Younger Fiction Winner 2021) and Wranglestone by Darren Charlton (Older Fiction Winner 2021). The overall winner for Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2021 was A Kind of Spark. You can see previous winners for each section below.


Website | | Shortlist 2022 Winners announced 31st March 2022

waterstones Illustrated books Previous Winners

Toppsta
2022-05-17
Children's Book Awards 2022: Shortlists and Winners

waterstones YOUNGER FICTION PREVIOUS WINNERS


Toppsta
2022-05-17
Children's Book Awards 2022: Shortlists and Winners

waterstones OLDER FICTION PREVIOUS WINNERS


Toppsta
2022-05-17
Children's Book Awards 2022: Shortlists and Winners
image test

The 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. Since 2019, Children's Book of the Year prize has been split into two for Fiction and Non-Fiction/Illustrated. 

The winner of the 2021 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year was M.G. Leonard's and Sam Sedgman's The Highland Falcon Thief and the winner of the 2021 British Book Awards Children's Illustrated / Non-Fiction Book of the Year was David Olugsoga's Black and British. Previous winners have been Holly Jackson's A Good Girls Guide to Murder (Children's Fiction Book of the Year, 2020); Julia Donaldson's The Smeds and the Smoos (Children's Nonfiction & Ilustrated Book of the Year 2020); David Walliam's The Ice Monster (Children's Fiction Book of the Year, 2019); Matthew Syed's You Are Awesome (Children's Nonfiction & Ilustrated Book of the Year 2019).

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 13th May 2021 

Shortlist 2022 | Winners 2022 announced 23rd May

image test

Yoto 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 Medal winners, based on the official medals criteria. The winner of the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal was Look Both Ways by Jason Reynold's; the winner of the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenway Medal was Small in the City by Sydney Smith; the winner of the 2021 Shadowers' Choice Carnegie was Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann; the winner of the 2021 Shadowers' Choice Kate Greenaway award was Starbird by Sharon King-Chai. Previous winners have been Anthony McGowan's Lark (CILIP Carnegie Medal, 2020); Shaun Tan's Tales from the Inner City (Kate Greenway Medal, 2020). 

Website | Longlist 2021 | Shortlist 2021| Winners announced 16th June 2021 

Nominations 2022 announced 8th Nov 2021 | Longlist 2022 | Shortlist 2022

image test

KPMG CHILDREN'S BOOKS IRELAND AWARDS

Founded in 1990, the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards are the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland and are a celebration of Irish writing and illustration for younger people. The winner of the 2021 The Junior Juries' Award was The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth; the winner of the 2021 Honour Award for Fiction was The Monsters of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny; the winner of the 2021 Honour Award for Illustration was The Haunted Lake by P.J. Lynch; the winner of the 2021 The Judges' Special Award was Why The Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin; the winner of the 2021 Book of the Year was Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan. 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 21st May 2021

Shortlist 2022 | Winners announced

image test

The Royal society young people's book prize

The Young People's Book Prize aims to promote literacy in young people and to inspire them to read about science. It also supports the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people at schools across the country from a shortlist curated by an adult judging panel. The winner of the 2021 Young People's Book Prize was I Am a Portal to the Universe by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick. Previous winner was Izzi Howell's Cats React to Science Facts (2020). 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 8th March 2022

image test

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 2020 Blue Peter Awards judges Meryl Fernandes, Joseph Coelho and Jean Menzies, will choose the shortlist and then children read the titles and vote for their favourites. The winner of the 2022 Blue Peter Best Story was The Last Bear by Hannah Gold and Levi Pinfold; the winner of the 2022 Blue Peter Best Books with Facts was Invented by Animals by Christiane Dorian and Gosia Herba. Previous winners have been Elle McNicoll's A Kind of Spark (Blue Peter Best Story Award 2021); Mike Barnfield's A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You (Blue Peter Best Book with Facts, 2021).

Website |Longlist 2022 | Shortlist 2022 | Winners announcement 4th March 2022

image test

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.

The winner of the overall 2020 FCBG Children's Book Award was Tom Palmer's D-Day Dog; the winner of the 2020 Book for Younger Children was Kiartan Poskitt's and Alex Wilmor's The Runaway Pea; the winner of the 2020 Book for Younger Readers was Matt Brown's Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip; the winner of the 2020 Book for Older Readers was Angie Thomas' On The Come Up

Website | Shortlist 2021 announced 28th February 2022 | Winners announced 

image test

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. A panel of experts vote on the Longlist and then children can vote on the shortlist. The panel was chaired by Michael Rosen in 2020. The winner of the 2022 Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book was 101 Bums by Sam Harper and Chris Jevons, the winner of the 2022 Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8-year-olds was Cats React to Science by Izzi Howell, the winner of the 2022 Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13-year-olds was The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson.  Previous winners have been Michelle Robinson's Ten Fat Sausages (Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book 2020), David Walliams The World's Worst Children 3 (Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8 year olds 2020) and Joshua Seigal and Friends I Bet I Can Make You Laugh (Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds 2020).

Website | Shortlist 2022 | Winners announced 17th February 2022

image test

The Klaus Flugge Prize 

The Klaus Flugge Prize is, awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books who, over his long career nurtured many top illustrators including David McKee, Tony Ross, Ruth Brown, Satoshi Kitamura and Chris Riddell. The winner of the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize was Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago. Previous winners have been Eva Eland's When Sadness Comes to Call (2020); Jessica Love's Julian is a Mermaid (2019); Kate Milner's My Name is Not Refugee (2018); Francesca Sanna's The Journey (2017); Nicholas John Frith's Hector and Hummingbird (2016). 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner 2021 announced 22nd September 2021 

Longlist 2022 | Shortlist 2022 | Winner announced

image test

COSTA BOOK AWARDS

An annual award to recognise the enjoyment of reading judged by a panel of expert across the industry. The winner of the 2021 Costa Children's Book Award was The Crossing by Manjeet Mann. Previous winners have been Natasha Farrant's Voyage of the Sparrowhawk (2020); Jasbinder Bilan's Asha & the Spirit Bird (2019); Hilary McKay's The Skylarks' War (2018); Katherine Rundell's The Explorer (2017); Brian Conaghan's The Bombs That Brought Us Together. (2016).

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 4th January 2022

image test

information book award school library association

The SLA Information Book Award is an annual event celebrating information books, and is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available. The first award ceremony took place in 2011. The winner of the 2021 Information Book Award 13-16 category was Have Pride by Stella Caldwell and Sue Sanders; the winner of the 2021 Information Book  Award 8-12 category was How Many Mice Make an Elephant? by Tracey Turner; the winner of the 2021 Information Book Award 0-7 category and overall winner was Why Do Things Die? by Katie Daynes. The Winner of the 2021 Children's Choice 0-7 category was Why Do Things Die? by Katie Daynes; the winner of the 2021 Children's Choice 8-12 category and overall winner was I Am Not a Label by Cerrie Burnell; the winner of the 2021 Children's Choice 13-16 category was This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell.  Previous winners have been Liz Gogerly's and Ryan Wheatcroft's Heroes Who Help Us From Around the World (Information Book Award Age 7 and under 2020); Atinuke's Africa, Amazing Africa (Information Book Award Age 8-12 and overall winner 2020); Robin Walker's Black History Matters (Information Book Award Age 13 to 15 2020). 

Website | Longlist 2021| Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 25th November 2021


image test

SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS

Now in its seventh 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.  The winner of the 2021 Book of the Year and Best Picture Book Awards was The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser; the winner of the 2021 Activity Book Award was Let's Go For A Walk by Ranger Hamza; the winner of the 2021 Baby & Toddler  Book Award was Sometimes Babies.., by Charlotte Trounce; the winner of the 2021 Learning & Development Book Award was You are a Champion by Marcus Radford and Carl Anka; the winner of the 2021 Fiction Book Award was Twitch by M.G. Leonard; the winner of the 2021 License Book Award was Minecraft Epic Bases: 12 mind-blowing builds to spark your Imagination by Mojan AB; the winner of the 2021 Children's Classic Book Award was Fox's Socks a lift-the-flap book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler. Previous winners have been Rob Biddulph's Draw With Rob (2020); Sam Taplin's Don't Tickle the Dinosaur (2020); Kes Gray's Oi See it! Say it! (2020); Serena Patel's Anisha, Accidental Detective (2020); Matt Robertson's Do You Love Bugs? (2020); Kim Hillyard's Mabel and the Mountain (2020); Eric Hill's Where's Spot? (2020). 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 16th September 2021

image test

The little rebels children's book award

The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award is a prize for radical fiction aimed at children aged 0-12. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and was established in conjunction with Letterbox Library. The winner of the 2021 Little Rebels Children's Book Award was Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu. Previous winner has been Jane Porter's The Boy Who Loved Everyone (2020).

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 8th September 2021

image test

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. 

The winner of the 2021 YA Book Prize was Loveless by Alice Oseman. A Special Achievement Award was given to Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. Previous winners have been Juno Dawson's Meat Market (2020); Sara Barnard's Goodbye, Perfect (2019); Will Hill's After the Fire (2018); Patrice Lawrence's Orangeboy (2017); Sarah Crossan's One (2016); Only Ever Yours (2015).

Website | Shortlist 2021Winners announced June 2021

image test

FOYLES BOOK OF THE YEAR 

Famous independent bookseller Foyles chooses its Books of the Year in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and children's. The books are chosen through a combination of Foyles bestsellers, staff vote and reader response. The winner of the 2021 Foyles Children's Book of the Year was The Little Wooden Robot by Tom Gauld. Previous winner of the Children's Book Award was Nicolas Digard's and Myriam Dahman's The Wolf's Secret (2020).  

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 

image test

THE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION 4-11 PICTURE BOOK AWARDS

Established in 1995, this award celebrates picture books for all ages. The winners are selected by the Editorial Board of English 4–11, the journal for primary teachers published jointly by The English Association and the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), from a shortlist selected by a panel of teachers and their students, and primary specialists. The winning books celebrate the unique partnership of picture and text and showcase books where words and images are of equal importance. The winner of the Non-Fiction 7-11 years Picture Book 2021 was The Homes we Build by Anne Jonas; the winner of the Non-Fiction 4-7 years Picture Book 2021 was A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis; the winner of the Fiction 7-11 years Picture Book Award 2021 was The Wolf's Secret by Myriam Dahman and Nicolas Digard; the winner of the Fiction 7-11 years Picture Book Award 2021 was The Goody by Lauren Child. Previous winners have been Sven Völker's A Million Dots A Million Dots (Fiction 4-7 years Picture Book Award 2020); Chris Naylor-Ballesteros' The Suitcase (Fiction 4-7 years Picture Book Award 2020); Amanda Li's and Amy Blackwell's Rise Up! Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories; Jonathan Standing's Through the Wall (Fiction 7-11 years Picture Book Award 2020). 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced  | Shortlist 2022 | Winners announced May 2022


image test

BLACKWELL'S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Booksellers from Blackwell's Bookshops across the UK nominated and voted on the very best titles published. The winner of the Blackwell's Children Book of the Year 2021 was  Adam-2 by Alastair Chisholm. Previous winners have been Elle McNicoll's A Kind of Spark (2020); Robin Stevens' Top Marks for Murder (2019). 

Website | Shortlist | Winners announced 11th November 2021


image test

YOUNG QUILLS AWARDS

The Young Quills Awards for Historical Fiction are annual awards that recognise the best in historical fiction for young readers. The winner of the 2021 Ages 5 to 9 category was The Siege of Caerlaverock by Barbara Henderson; the winner of the 2021 Ages 10 to 13 years category was After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside by Tom Palmer; the winner of the 2021 Ages 14+/young adult category was Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle. Previous winners have been Gill Lewis' The Closest Thing to Flying (6-9 years category 2020); Lucy Strange's Our Castle by the Sea (10-13 years category 2020); Vanessa Curtis' The Stolen Ones (10-13 years category 2020). 

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners 2021 announced 8th Dec | Longlist 2022 | Winners 2022 announcement


image test

THE DIVERSE BOOK AWARDS

We want to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK during 2020, both traditionally and self-published. We believe there's a need to showcase the talent of marginalised voices, so we came up with The DBAwards to open a space where the spotlight is on them. The winner of the Best Children's Book 2021 was Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah,and the winner of the Best Young Adult Book 2021 was Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann.   Previous winners have been Onjali Q, Rauf's The Star Outside My Window (Best Children's Book 2020) Sue Cheung'sChinglish: An Almost Entirely True Story (Best Young Adult Book 2020).

Website | Longlist 2021 |Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 22nd October 2021


image test

UKLA BOOK AWARDS

Now in their 11th 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. The winner of the 2021 3-6+ Category Book Award was Look Up by Nancy Bryon and Dapo Adeola; the winner of the 2021 3-6+ Highly Commended Book Award was Tibble and Grandpa by Wendy Meddour; the winner of the 2021 7-10+ Category Book Award was Check Mates by Stewart Foster; the winner of the 2021 7-10 Highly Commended Book Award was Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson; the joint winners of the 2021 11-14+ Category Book Award were Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann and The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery; the winner of the 2021 Information Books Category Book Award was The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson,

Website | Longlist 2021 Winners announced  | Longlist 2022 | Shortlist 2022 | Winners 2022 announced


image test

BOOKTRUST STORYTIME PRIZE


This prize celebrates and promotes the best books for sharing with young children and is run in association with the CILIP Youth Libraries Group. The winner of the 2021 BookTrust Storytime Prize was The Whales on the Bus by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt. The previous winner was Libby Walden's This is Owl! (2020).

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 25th Jan 2022


image test

INDIE BOOK AWARDS

The Indie Book Awards include Children's Fiction and Picture Book categories and are voted for by indie bookshops and judged by a panel of authors and indie bookshops. The winner of the Indie Book Award for Children's Fiction 2021 was Tamarind & the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan; the winner of the Indie Book Award for Picture Book 2021 was The Hospital Dog by Juila Donaldson. 

Website | Shortlist 2022 | Winners announced 


image test

LITERATURE WALES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR

Wales Book of the Year celebrates outstanding literary talent from Wales across various genres in both English and Welsh. The winner of the 2021 Literature Wales English Language Wales Children & Young People Award was The Infinite by Patience Agbabi. Previous winner was Sophie Anderson's The Girl Who Speaks Bear (2020).

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winner announced 30th July 2021


image test

TIR NA N-OG AWARDS

The Tir Na N-Og awards are organised annually by the Books Council of Wales and celebrate both Welsh language books and children's books with an authentic Welsh background. The winner of the 2021 Tir N N-Og Welsh Language Primary Category Award was Sw Sara Mai by Casia William; the winner of 2021 Tir N N-Og Welsh Language Secondary Category Award was #helyntby Rebecca Roberts;the winner of the 2021 Tir Na N-OG  English Language Award was The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott. Previous winner has been Claire Fayer's Storm Hound (2020).

Website | Shortlist 2021 | Winners announced 

Shortlist 2022 | English Category Winner announced 20th May 2022 | Welsh Category Winner announced 2nd June 2022


13th May 2022

Share this read with others...

Tweet Email
Featured Book
Our Sister, Again
Our Sister, Again

BOOK OF THE MONTH - Our Sister, Again is a heartfelt exploration of what makes us 'us' and tackles themes of grief, hope and loss. For ages 9+

View book
Featured Books