Award Winning and Recommended Reads

Book Awards

Keep up to date with award winning books and authors by checking recent and previous winners. Check the library catalogue to find and request titles you have discovered while browsing the following sites:

  • Bisto Book Awards
    The Bisto Book of the Year Awards, in partnership with CBI, are the leading annual Children's Book Awards in Ireland HerMothersFace_Verso
  • Carnegie Medal
    Awarded by children's librarians in the UK for an outstanding book for children and young people
  • Kate Greenaway Medal
    Awarded by children's librarians in the UK for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people
  • Newbery Medal
    Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Caldecott Medal
    Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children
  • Red House Book Awards
    Only UK book award voted for entirely by children
  • Irish Book Awards
    DAA Junior and Senior Children's fiction categories
  • British Book Awards
    Contains the WH Smith Children's book of the year award
  • Costa Book Awards
    Includes a category for best children's book
  • Guardian Children's Fiction prize
    The only children's book award judged by children's authors, it has been running since 1967. Previous winners include Meg Rosoff, Ted Hughes and Jacqueline Wilson



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