There are a large number of awards given every year to children’s books. Listed below are some of the main UK events and awards. Have a look at the shortlists as they are announced for ideas about books to use in schools or for reading with your own children. Other useful sources of information about children’s books include Books for Keeps and Lovereading4kids.
February 23rd Red House Children’s Book Award shortlist (voted entirely by children)
March 7th World Book Day
March 7th Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist
March 21st Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013 – shortlist
April 23rd World Book Night
June 19th CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist (short list to be announced on 12th March)
June 19th CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration longlist (shortlist 12th March)
June 2013 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award judging panel
November 3rd National Non-Fiction Day
November Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2012 winners)
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Following the very successful Great Wave creative curriculum project last summer the current seconds year BEd students produced some wonderful examples of creative writing on the Japanese theme. These are now on display in the Teaching Resources area of FCH Library. Many thanks to the students for all their hard work and to Lydia Scharnagl for the displays.
The winner of the funniest book for children 7-14 section of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for 2012 is Dark Lord: Teenage years by Jamie Thomson.
Michael Rosen, chair of the judging panel, described the book as “a wonderfully absurd take on beings from another planet or another world and like all books with this theme it makes us think about how odd and crazy we are.”
A copy of the book is available in FCH Library’s Teaching Resources collection. It is shelved in the children’s fiction section at F/THO.