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Childrens Book Awards

Sheffield Children's Book Award

Hundreds of children and young people from across the city take part in the Sheffield Children's Book Award each year through local schools and libraries.

The Award ceremony was held at the Crucible Theatre on 12 November, this year, and many of the shortlisted authors, illustrators and publishers were there to celebrate.

Hundreds of Sheffield school children also attended.

The Overall Winner Prize went to Lara Williams for her book 'A Boy Called Hope'. Lara was present at the ceremony to receive her prize.

Find out more about our exciting Sheffield Children's Book Award.

A full list of this year's winners is available to download below.


Sheffield Baby Book Award

The Baby Book Award ceremony takes place each November, and we love to involve as many families as possible in this project.  Find out more about the Baby Book Award and take a look at the previous winners.

The 2015 winner was Can You Say it too? Woof! Woof! by Sebastien Braun

Other book awards

There are lots of book awards around the country, take a look at some of the most popular:

Carnegie and Greenaway Book Award

Awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.

Kate Greenaway Medal

Awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Now in its 8th year, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize was created to champion new and emerging talent in children's writing.

The Costa Book Awards

This is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers in the UK and Ireland. 

The award has five categories: First novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book.

The Stan Lee Excelsior Award

This award started out as a special one off category of the Sheffield Children's Book Award but the project was so successful that it is now an annual event hosted independently. 

This is an exciting book award for graphic novels and manga enthusiasts - where kids aged 11 to 16 choose the winner by rating each book as they read it.


Contact us


Telephone 0114 2506844

Sheffield Children's Book Award Project
Schools And Young Peoples Library Service
Block A, Stadia Technology Park
60 Shirland Lane
S9 3SP

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