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Welcome to our list of prize winning children's books. If you know of a children's book prize which isn't on our list please let us know by emailing

The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing

Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration

Children's Book Award

Children's book award -  The federation of children's book groups - Voted for by children.

2019 shortlist

2018 shortlist

Previous shortlisted books and winners:


Blue Peter Prize

Blue Peter Prize - shortlisted by a panel of judges then voted by 500 children across 12 UK schools. Two categories: Best story & Best book with facts.

Previous shortlisted books and winners:

Scottish Children's Books Prize

Scottish Children's Books Prize - run by Scottish Booktrust & Creative Scotland. Voted for by children.

CLiPPA - The Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award.

Waterstone's Children's book prize

Waterstones children's book prize - Voted by booksellers.


The Lollies

The Lollies - The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards - awarded to funniest book. Voted by parents, teachers and children. Replaces the Roald Dahl Funny prize.

2018 shortlist 

2017 shortlist

Previous shortlisted books and winners:


Costa Prize

Costa Prize - UK and Ireland  based authors. Five categories with the winner of the children's book prize being judged alongside the other categories for the main prize. Voted by judging panel.

YA Book Prize - Bookseller magazine

Little Rebels Prize

Now in its 11th year, the Little Rebels Award is designed to recognise the rich tradition of radical publishing for children in the UK. Currently the award  is restricted to fiction targeted at children aged 0-12.

The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers.

Previous shortlisted books and winners:

Royal Society Prize

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize - best science book, chosen by children.

Guardian newspaper prize for children's books

Guardian children's book prize - for children's fiction 8 years and above. Voted by writers.

Previous shortlisted books and winners:

Kelpies Prize

Kelpies Prize - Encouraging new Scottish writing for children's books. Awarded to unpublished Scottish children's fiction. Set up in 2004.

Previous shortlisted books and winners: