Booktrust Early Years Awards 2008

Latest update 'The Booktrust Early Years Awards are no longer running'

The Booktrust Early Years Awards celebrated and publicised the range of books published for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Known as the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award from 1999 to 2004, books were judged in three categories:The Best Book for babies under one-year-old, which focussed on board and novelty books; The Best Picture Book for children up to five-years-old, which focussed on picture books; and The Best Emerging Illustrator for children up to five-years-old, which rewarded the most talented and exciting new illustrators. The Booktrust Early Years Awards last ran in 2010 and are no longer running.

The Best Book for Babies under one-year-old

  • Winner

    Is This My Nose?

    Georgie Birkett
    Random House

    This book is full of lots of faces and lots of fun!

Shortlist

  • Is This My Nose?

    Georgie Birkett
    Random House
  • Rainbow Fun - Amazing Baby

    Mike Jolley
    Illustrated by Emma Dodd

    Amazing Baby
  • Baby Loves Peekaboo!

    Dorling Kindersley and Dawn Sirett

    DK

The Best Book for Children up to five-years-old

  • Winner

    The Bog Baby

    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by Gwen Millward

    Puffin

    Two little girls go walking in bluebell wood and rescue a Bog Baby.

Shortlist

  • The Cow That Laid an Egg

    Andy Cutbill

    Illustrated by Russell Ayto

    HarperCollins
  • Grizzly Dad

    Joanna Harrison
    Picture Corgi
  • The Bog Baby

    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by Gwen Millward

    Puffin
  • There's an Ouch in My Pouch!

    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by Gary Parsons

    Puffin

The Best Emerging Illustrator for children up to five-years-old

  • Winner

    Here Comes Frankie!

    Tim Hopgood
    Macmillan Children's Books

    Describing music using words is tricky - but by adding pictures, Tim Hopgood creates musical magic on the page.

Shortlist

  • Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero

    Anne Cottringer
    Illustrated by Alex T Smith

    Scholastic
  • Here Comes Frankie!

    Tim Hopgood
    Macmillan Children's Books
  • The Bog Baby

    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by Gwen Millward

    Puffin

Judges

About the Booktrust Early Years Awards 2008

The Booktrust Early Years Awards aimed to celebrate, publicise and reward the exciting range of books being published today for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

 

For more information about the prize contact Claire Shanahan.