School Library Service

Hampshire Picture Book Award

About

The Hampshire Picture Book Award is an annual award. The aim of the award is to introduce new picture books to Year 1 pupils, extending their experience and developing a love of books. It provides the pupils with a unique opportunity to be involved in a major county literary event, whilst giving them a real chance to enthuse about reading for pleasure.

All primary schools subscribing to the School Library Service can apply to take part.

The judges are Year 1 pupils in participating schools.

The shortlist is announced to co-ordinators at the end of the autumn term. Participating Year 1 pupils have the spring term to read and evalutate the books and then vote for their favourite. Participating schools are provided with suggestions for activities to link the award into the wider curriculum. Notes from previous years are available for download in the subscriber area of the website.

The aims of the award are:

  • To promote the enjoyment of reading
  • To develop children’s visual literacy skills
  • To develop pupils’ creativity
  • To develop pupils’ critical ability, using listening and speaking skills
  • To increase teachers knowledge of new material
  • To promote pupil use of the public library

 

2014 Shortlist

  • Harold Finds a Voice - Courtney Dicmas
  • Toys in Space - Mini Grey
  • Troll Swap - Leigh Hodgkinson
  • Lions vs Rabbit - Alex Latimer - WINNER
 

Previous Winners

  • 2014 - Lion vs Rabbit by Alex Latimer
  • 2013 - Wolf Won't Bite by Emily Gravett
  • 2012 - Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
  • 2011 - This is My Book by Mick Inkpen
  • 2010 - Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea by Kes Gray & Nick Sharratt
 
 
Picture Book Award 2013