Current Prizes

BookTrust prizes and awards celebrate the best children's writing from the UK and beyond.

Our awards and prizes cover a wide range of genres and themes for children and celebrate individual books, as well as a whole lifetime's achievement in literature.

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Blue Peter Book Awards

The Blue Peter Book Awards celebrate the best authors, most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children.

BookTrust Storytime Prize

This prize celebrates and promotes the best books for sharing with young children. We are looking for books which have wide appeal to parents and carers across our diverse nation, and for stories which can be read and enjoyed over and over again.

In Other Words

In Other Words is a prize to promote the translation and UK publication of outstanding children's literature from around the world.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a children's writer or illustrator whose body of work merits recognition for a lifetime's achievement in children's literature.

Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards

Find out more about the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards, held in partnership with BookTrust, which aim to encourage families to enjoy reading together.

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Prizes archive

Our previous awards

Get information about the prizes BookTrust used to be involved with, from the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Waterstones Children's Laureate

Find out about Cressida Cowell

Find out everything that's going on with the 11th Waterstones Children's Laureate, Cressida Cowell, as she takes on the job from 2019-22.

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