The UK’s oldest children’s book awards, and widely recognised as the most prestigious, the Medals celebrate outstanding achievement in children’s writing and illustration respectively. They are judged by children’s librarians, with the new Shadowers’ Choice Award voted for by children and young people. 40 titles have been longlisted for the 2021 Medals (20 on each […]
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The longlist for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today (Thursday 11 February 2021). Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books. Previous Klaus […]
Finish a story started by Branford Boase Award winner Liz Hyder The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award, is now open. One of the most prestigious of UK children’s book prizes, the Branford Boase Award recognises a debut children’s author and their […]
The longlist for the 2021 Branford Boase Award has been announced. Set up in memory of award-winning author Henrietta Branford and her editor Wendy Boase, one of the founders of Walker Books, the Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. It has a notable record in […]
Writer and literary scout Natasha Farrant has won the 2020 Costa Children’s Book Award for Voyage of the Sparrowhawk, a book which the judges described as ‘pure heavenly escapism and a purely joyful read.’ The Costa Book Awards is the only major UK book prize open solely to authors resident in the UK and Ireland […]
The winner of the 2020 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award is Black History Matters: The Story of Black History, From African Kingdoms to Black Lives Matter. Written by acclaimed Black historian, Robin Walker, the 2020 judges praised this accessible, comprehensive and inspiring book which provides a timely introduction both to Black history and the Black Lives […]
IBBY UK has announced that Marcus Sedgwick and David McKee will be the UK nominations for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Sedgwick has an outstanding body of work which ranges from novels dealing with contemporary issues and philosophical ideas for young adults to humorous stories for a younger readership. David McKee is well-known both […]
Every two years, IBBY invites nominations for its international List of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Nominations are made by IBBY national sections and the final list is selected from these by the IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Young People with Disabilities, based in Toronto. Because of its international content, the list […]