Children’s Book Award 2020

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. Over 1,000 new books are submitted to be read and reviewed by local Testing Groups across the country.

In this anniversary year there are four age category winners and an Overall Winner.

Younger Children: The Runaway Pea, written by Kjartan Poskitt and illustrated by Alex Willmore Simon & Schuster Children’s Books ISBN: 978-1471175251)

Younger Readers: Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip, written by Matt Brown and illustrated by Paco Sordo, Usborne (ISBN: 978-1474960236)

Older Readers and Overall Winner: D-Day Dog, written by Tom Palmer and published by Barrington Stoke (Barrington Stoke.ISBN 978-1781128688)

Older Readers: On The Come Up, written by Angie Thomas, Walker Books (ISBN: 978-1406372168) 

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Diverse Book Awards 2021

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