The Children’s Book Award
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. 2020 marked the award’s 40th anniversary.
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. 2020 marked the award’s 40th anniversary. Our first ever winner was “Mr Magnolia” by Quentin Blake and winners since then have included Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, Anthony Horowitz, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record four times.
Influential & Popular
It is highly regarded by parents, teachers, librarians, publishers and children’s authors and illustrators as it truly represents the children’s choice. Thanks to the support of the publishers, around 800 new books are donated to be read and reviewed by our Testing Groups across the country every year, with over 100,000 total votes being cast in the process. At the end of each testing year, thousands of books are donated to hospitals, women’s refuges, nurseries and disadvantaged schools by our groups.
The winners of the 2020 award were announced online in a virtual ceremony. Congratulations to Tom Palmer overall winner of the 2020 Children’s Book Award for D-Day Dog published by Barrington Stokes.