Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award 2019

The Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award is underway for a second year. The award celebrates the very best children’s books by UK based authors published as stand-alone works in 2019. Last year saw Adam Baron, Christopher Edge, Lisa Thompson and Megan Rix narrowly lose out on the coveted prize to Jane Elson’s book, Will You Catch Me?  The above authors attended WGS for the award ceremony itself and a morning of interactive workshops with over one hundred visiting school children.

The Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award is an opportunity for students aged 9-12 to read a range of fiction and to cast a vote for their favourite. Along with librarians and book groups from numerous schools, we are eagerly reading titles in order to finalise our longlist of books in consideration for the 2019 award. The titles below have been nominated so far:

There is still time to vote for your favourite release of 2019 to feature in the longlist. If you would like to suggest a title which we have yet to include in the award, then please complete the nomination form below.

Voting for the longlist will close on Friday 6th December 2019.


If you have any queries or comments regarding the Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award, then please contact Zoe Rowley using the following address: zer@wgs-sch.net.