Children’s Book Award 2022
The Children’s Book Award Top 10 2022
The Children’s Book Award 2022 shortlist was announced on 28th February, with children from the 12 FCBG testing groups choosing their favourite books from the last two years after a year-long hiatus. The challenges of getting books out to the child judges in lockdowns meant the award did not run last year.
Voting is open to all children in the UK. All books in each category must be read and ranked. For a reminder of all the books see below.
Vote here for Books for Younger Children
Vote here for Books for Younger Readers
Vote here for Books for Older Readers
The deadline for online voting is 12 noon on Friday 27th May. The category winners and the overall most popular children’s book published in the 2020 & 2021 nomination period will be announced at a ceremony in central London on Saturday 25th June, attended by representatives from all our local groups. All online voters will have the option to enter a free prize draw for two tickets (one adult, one child) to the award ceremony. It will also be live-streamed via the FCBG website.
The full shortlist is as follows:
Books for Younger Children
Barbara Throws a Wobbler, written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen, published by Penguin Random House
Octopus Shocktopus!, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton, published by Nosy Crow
Perdu, written and illustrated by Richard Jones, published by Simon and Schuster
Stella and The Seagull, written by Gorgina Stevens and illustrated by Izzy Burton, published by OUP
For more details on the books click here Books for Younger Children
Books for Younger Readers
Anisha Accidental Detective, written by Serena Patel and illustrated by Emma McCann, published by OUP
The Griffin Gate, written by Vashti Hardy and illustrated by Natalie Smillie, published by Barrington Stoke
The Highland Falcon Thief, written by M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman, published by Macmillan Children’s Books
For more details on the books click here Books for Younger Readers
Books for Older Readers
The Midnight Guardians, written by Ross Montgomery, published by Walker Books
The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne, written by Jonathan Stroud, published by Walker Books
When The World Was Ours, written by Liz Kessler, published by Simon and Schuster
For more details on the books click here Books for Older Readers
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