National Book Awards are a great way to find out about the latest books by some of the best children’s authors. Shadowing book awards also helps to broaden children’s reading choices, by getting them to read something they wouldn’t normally choose.
But where to start! There are so many children’s book awards it can be difficult to find the best ones. To help you decide, we have put together a calendar of events containing the timeline for some of our favourite book prizes.
8th February – The shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 is announced today.
26th February – The top 10 books shortlisted for FCBG Book Awards 2018 will be announced today. The shortlist is voted for by children and youngsters can pick their favourites online until 25 May.
1st March – Not only is it World Book Day but the winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2018 will be revealed at 5pm live on CBBC’s Blue Peter programme.
1st March – Also on 1st March the shortlist for the YA Book Prize 2018 will be announced.
15th March – The shortlist for the Carnegie and Greenaway Awards 2018 will be revealed. The shadowing process begins the following day.
22nd March – The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 winner will be announced today – who will succeed 2017 winner Kiran Millwood Hargrave and her book The Girl of Ink and Stars?
26th March – The shortlist for the UKLA Book Awards 2018 will be unveiled today. This is the only national award voted for by class teachers.
31st May – The winner of the YA Book Prize 2018 will be announced today. Which title will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence?
9th June – The winner of the FCBG Book Awards 2018 are announced.
18th June – The Carnegie and Greenaway Medal 2018 winners will be revealed today.
6th July – The winners of the UKLA Book Awards are unveiled.
28th November – The winners of the SLA Information Book Awards 2018 are announced. Will your favourite non-fiction book be a winner?