School Library Service

Hampshire Illustrated Book Award  

About the Hampshire Illustrated Book Award

The Hampshire Illustrated Book Award is an annual award for picture books for older readers

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

The judges are Year 5 pupils in participating schools.

The shortlist of 6 books is announced to co-ordinators in the summer term and judging takes place in the autumn. The books are are chosen for their potential both to stimulate discussion and to introduce children to new and exciting ways of working in Art and Music lessons. Visual literacy notes are provided for schools taking part in the award, to help them exploit the titles to the full. Notes from previous years are available for download in the subscriber area of the website.

Aims of the award

  • To promote the enjoyment of reading
  • To develop children's visual literacy skills
  • To develop pupils' critical ability, using listening and speaking skills
  • To draw attention to the genre of picture books for older readers
  • To promote pupil use of the public library

2013 Shortlist

  • The Spider and the Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
  • The Pirates Next Door by Johnny Duddle  WINNER
  • Maude: the Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child
  • The Frank Show by David Mackintosh
  • How Dinosaurs Really Work! by Alan Snow

Previous winners

  • 2013 - The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle
  • 2012 - Marshall Armstrong is New to our School by David Mackintosh
  • 2011 - The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene
  • 2010 - Tortoise vs Hare: the rematch by Preston Rutt and Ben Redlich
  • 2009 - Don't read this book! by Jill Lewis and Deborah Allwright
  • 2008 - Scoop! An exclusive by Monty Molenski by John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell
  • 2007 - Castles by Colin Thompson
  • 2006 - The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth
  • 2005 - The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • 2004 - The adventures of a nose - Vivianne Schwarz and Joel Stewart
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