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Sheffield Children's Book Award

2015 Winner

Hundreds of children and young people around the city took part in the 2015 Sheffield Children's Book Award.

The Award ceremony was held at the Crucible Theatre and was attended by many of the young reviewers together with shortlisted authors, illustrators and special guests.

The overall winner was A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson.


2016 Awards

How to take part

All children in Sheffield can take part in selecting the winners of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2016. 

There are categories to suit everyone from baby books up to young adults and everybody in-between.

Children and young people can either take part through school or by borrowing the shortlist books from their local library and voting for their favourite. There is a voting form in the Recommended Reads booklet or ask the staff in your local library.

The results of this year's Award will be announced on Tuesday 15th November at a special ceremony at the Crucible Theatre. Children from all the schools involved will be invited to attend.


Baby Books

  • Sing Along With Me -The Wheels on the Bus illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang
  •  Baby Touch : Night, Night
  •  Babies Look and Feel, Things that Go
  •  Babies Dont Walk, they Ride! by Kathy Henderon & Lauren Tobia
  •  Ill Catch You if You Fall by Mark Sperring @ Layn Marlow
  •  Box by Mini Flynt & Rosalind Beardshaw


Picture Books

  • The Zoomers' Handbook by Ana & Thiago De Moraes
  • The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst
  • I Will Love You Anyway by Mick & Chloe Inkpen
  • The Prince and the Porker by Peter Bently & David Roberts
  • The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
  • There's a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins


Shorter Novels

  • Mango and Bambang - The Not-a-Pig by Polly Fabre and Clare Vulliamy
  • Uncle Gob and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen and Neal Layton
  • The Royal Bake Off by Clementine Beauvais and Becka Moor


Longer Novels

  • A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig & Chris Mould
  • The Boy Who Sailed Away in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
  • The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell & Gelrev Onbico


Young Adults

  • Liquidator by Andy Mulligan
  • Panther by David Owen
  • Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
  • Joe All Alone by Joanna Nadin
  • One by Sarah Crossan
  • Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher


Special Category 2016 Celebrity Authors

  • Amy Wild- Amazon Summer by Helen Skelton
  • The Bolds by Julian Clarey & David Roberts
  • The Person Controller by David Baddiel & Jim Field


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

  • Modified: Sep 28, 2016 3:27:21 PM