Children's Book Award The Children’s Book Award (known as the Red House Children’s Book Award during the 14 years of The Book People’s sponsorship) is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children themselves. It was founded in 1980 by Pat Thomson of the Federation of Children's Book Groups to celebrate the books that children themselves love reading, and each year since then children in FCBG book groups and around the UK have been reading as many new books as they can and voting to pick both the shortlist and the eventual winners. It is highly respected by teachers, librarians and parents, and past winners include J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Oliver Jeffers.
Lewes Children's Book Group helps enable local children to vote by lending copies of the shortlisted books to local schools and members' families.
Children's Book Award 2020
For this year the categories will be Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers, Books for Confident Readers and Books for Older Readers, with three titles in each category. By clicking on the titles, you will be able to read a blog post about each book (please note, if there is no link, the blog post has not been published yet).