The Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award is underway for a third year. The award celebrates the very best children’s books by UK based authors published as stand-alone works in 2020. Last year saw Anna Fargher, Steve Cole, Julia Green, Jenny McLachlan, Onjali Q. Raúf and Ross Welford narrowly lose out on the coveted prize to Humza Arshad’s book, Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties. The above authors attended WGS for the award ceremony itself and a morning of interactive workshops with over one hundred visiting school children.
The award is a great opportunity for children aged 9 to 13 to read a range of fiction and to nominate new books which they have enjoyed reading. Both the longlist and shortlist of books are chosen by young people from schools across the region. So far, the following titles have been selected by young people for the 2020 award:
Would you like to suggest a book for the Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award 2020 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 Monday 30th November 2020.
Remember, to be eligible for our award all nominated titles should be written by UK based authors and newly published in 2020.
The five shortlisted titles will be announced in December 2020. Following this, we hope to virtually welcome the shortlisted authors to Wolverhampton Grammar School for an award ceremony in February 2021.
If you have any queries or comments regarding the Wolverhampton Children’s Book Award, then please contact Zoe Rowley using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.