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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Here is the In Other Words shortlist: eight children's books from around the world that we want to help publish

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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.

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.

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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 Lauren Child

Find out everything that's going on with the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, as she takes on the job from 2017-2019.

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