Children's book awards
Every year the best children's books are judged and rated by a variety of organisations. Why not find out more about these awards?
Blue Peter Awards
The Blue Peter Awards are short listed by a panel of adult judges, then a group of young Blue Peter viewers judges the three categories: Book I Couldn't Put Down, Best Book with Facts and Most Fun Story with Pictures. The winners of each category compete for the accolade 'Blue Peter Book of the Year'.
Booktrust Early Years Awards
The Booktrust Early Years Awards are supported by Bookstart and the Unwin Foundation. They celebrate, publicise and reward the exciting range of books being published today for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.
Booktrust Teenage Prize
The Booktrust Teenage Prize has consistently raised awareness of the very best writing for young adults. It recognises and celebrates contemporary fiction written for teenagers and is judged by a mixed panel of adults and teenagers.
CILIP Carnegie Greenaway Awards
CILIP Carnegie Greenaway Awards consist of two medals. The Carnegie medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people. The Kate Greenaway medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
Red House Children's Book Award
The Red House Children's Book Award is the only national book award voted for entirely by children. Hundreds of books are read, short listed and voted for by children from around the country and any child in the UK can take part.
Roald Dahl Funny Prize
The Roald Dahl Funny Prize promotes laughter and humour in reading, draws attention to funny books as being readable and enjoyable and rewards and encourages authors (and illustrators) who write and illustrate books using humour in their stories.
Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Awards
Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Awards is now the biggest UK children's book prize. It is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite books in three age group categories.
Waterstone's Children's Book Prize
Celebrating its seventh year, the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize was created to champion new and emerging talent in children's writing.