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