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Children's Book Awards
Hampshire Illustrated Book Award
Run in partnership with the Hampshire Library and Information Service, is an annual award for picture books for older readers. The judges are Year 5 pupils in participating schools.
Hampshire Book Award
An annual award for the best paperback fiction title published in the previous year for the 11-14 age group.
Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize was founded in 1967. Recent winners include Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson and Mark Haddon.
The Carnegie Medal
The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.It was first awarded in 1936 to Arthur Ransome for Pigeon Post.
The Kate Greenaway medal
The Kate Greenaway medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. It was first awarded in 1956.
Children’s Laureate 2011-2013
Author and illustrator Julia Donaldson