Sheffield Children’s Book Awards were launched in 1988 to encourage children and young people to read, and to highlight the best literature published each year. The awards celebrate books and what they do for the Sheffield Community. Hundreds of children from across the city take part every year by voting for their favourite book through local schools and libraries. 

Sheffield Children's Book Award Overall winner 2018

We are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2018 is 'We Come Apart' by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan. 

Many of the shortlisted authors and illustrators attended the award ceremony held at the Lyceum Theatre.

Baby book (0 to 3 years) winner

Milo's Mix and Match by Faye Williamson

Toddler book (3 to 5 years) winner

Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey 

Picture book (5 to 7 years) winner

Game of Stones by Rebecca Lisle, illustrated by Richard Watson

Emerging read (7 to 9 years) winner

Press Start! by Thomas Flinton

Shorter novel (9 to 11 years) winner

Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

Longer novel (11-14 years) winner

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Young adult (14+ years) winner

 We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

Previous overall winners

  • 2017 - Nibbles the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett.
  • 2016 - Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen
  • 2015 - A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
  • 2014 - Icky Sticky Monster by Jo Lodge
  • 2013 - Fish Food by Andy Mansfield & Henning Lohlein
  • 2012 - Lulu’s Lunch by Camilla Reid
  • 2011 - Noisy Peekaboo! Roar! Roar! by Dorling Kindersley
  • 2010 - My Giant Fold Out Book of Animals published by Priddy Books
  • 2009 - You’re Not So Scary, Sid! by Sam Lloyd published by Templar
  • 2008 - Noisy Animals, Words by Felicity Brooks