Sheffield Children’s Book Award

Sheffield Children’s Book Award was 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 winners 2022

Thousands of children and families took part in The Sheffield Children’s Book Award this year by reading and voting for their favourite books. The winners were announced on 4 November at the Crucible Theatre.

All the winning titles are available for you to borrow and read from your local library.

Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2022 overall winner

The Crossing by Manjeet Mann. Published by Penguin.

Baby Book winner (0-3 years)

The Cows on the Bus by Georgian Deutsch and illustrated by Valerie Sindelar. Published by Little Tiger.

Toddler Book winner (3-5 years)

“Not That Pet!” by Smriti Halls and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw. Published by Walker Books.

Picture Book winner (5-7 years)

The Don’t Panic Gang by Mark Sperring and illustrated by Sarah Warburton. Published by Bloomsbury.

Emerging Reads winner (7-9 years)

I Lost My Granny in the Supermarket by Jo Simmons and illustrated by Nathan Reed.

Shorter Novel winner (9-11 years)

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold and illustrated by Levi Pinfold. Published by Harper Collins.

Longer Novel winner (11-14 years)

The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant and illustrated by Paola Escobar. Published by Puffin.

Young Adult winner (14+ years)

The Crossing by Manjeet Mann. Published by Penguin.

Congratulations to all of the winning authors and illustrators!

Previous overall winners
  • 2021 – Super Happy Magic Forest and the Humungous Fungus by Matty Lee. Published by Oxford University Press.
  • 2020 - Show and Tell by Rob Biddulph. Published by Harper Collins.
  • 2019 - The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf, published by Orion
  • 2018 - We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
  • 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

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