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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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.

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.

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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 Joseph Coelho

Find out everything that's going on with the 12th Waterstones Children's Laureate, Joseph Coelho, as he takes on the job from 2022-24.

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