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  • The Final Year wins the CLiPPA Poetry Award 2024

    The Final Year wins the CLiPPA Poetry Award 2024

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    Friday, July 12, 2024

    Matt Goodfellow has been awarded the CLiPPA (CLPE Children's Poetry Award) for his powerful, sensitive verse novel, The Final Year, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton (Otter-Barry Books).  Poet Liz Berry made the announcement at a live ceremony at the National Theatre on London's Southban...

  • Nathanael Lessore wins the 2024 Branford Boase Award

    Nathanael Lessore wins the 2024 Branford Boase Award

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    Wednesday, July 10, 2024

    Nathanael Lessore is the winner of the 2024 Branford Boase Award for outstanding debut novel for young people with Steady For This, his story of 13-year-old would-be rapper Shaun, aka MC Growls, as he navigates life, love and dreams of stardom. The Branford Boa...

  • UKLA Book Awards 2024 winners announced

    UKLA Book Awards 2024 winners announced

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    Saturday, July 6, 2024

    Hard-hitting books have been chosen as the winners of the 2024 UKLA Book Awards, a national book award judged by teachers.  The winners, announced during the UKLA weekend conference, were chosen by 12 teacher judges across four categories from a<a href="/news/ukla-book-awards-...

  • Winners of the Carnegie Medals 2024 announced

    Winners of the Carnegie Medals 2024 announced

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    Thursday, June 20, 2024

    Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho has won the Carnegie Medal for his novel in verse, The Boy Lost in the Maze, illustrated by Kate Milner (Otter-Barry Books). The winner of the Carnegie Medal for Illustration is Aaron Becker for his "beautifully crafted" and "u...

  • YA Book Prize 2024 shortlist announced

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    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    The YA Book Prize 2024 shortlist has been announced and includes six debut authors alongside established writers.  Now in its tenth year, the YA Book Prize was set up to celebrate books for teenagers and young adults and to encourage more young people to read books.

  • Children's Book Award 2024 winners announced

    Children's Book Award 2024 winners announced

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    Saturday, June 8, 2024

    Press Start! Game On, Super Rabbit Boy! written and illustrated by Thomas Flintham and published by Nosy Crow has won the Federation of Children's Book Group (FCBG) Children's Book Award 2024.  The award ceremony in Birmingham was attended by children from the...

  • Information Book Award 2024 shortlist announced

    Information Book Award 2024 shortlist announced

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    Thursday, June 6, 2024

    The 2024 shortlist for the Information Book Award (IBA), which celebrates the importance of information books, has been announced. The award is run by the School Library Association to highlight the quality of resources available and to support school libraries...

  • 2024 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards winners announced

    2024 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards winners announced

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    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    The winners of the 2024 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards have been announced.  The awards are presented by the English Association to the best children's picture books of the year and include awards for fiction and non-fiction in age ranges 4-7 years and 7-11 years.  There is also an award for...