The Children’s Book Award is owned and coordinated by the charity the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. Inaugurated in 1980, it is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish.

Overall Winner 2017 An Eagle in the Snow: Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman (pictured)

It is highly regarded by parents, teachers, librarians, publishers and children’s authors and illustrators as it truly represents the children’s choice.

Thanks to the support of the publishers, over 1,000 new books are donated to be read and reviewed by our Testing Groups across the country every year, with over 150,000 total votes being cast in the process. At the end of each testing year, nearly 12,000 books are donated to hospitals, women’s refuges, nurseries and disadvantaged schools by our groups.

Want to get involved in voting for the children's choice?

To be the first to hear the Top Ten shortlist for 2018 and to be part of a Top Ten giveaway pre-register here:

Download a presentation on the Children’s Book Award and its outreach work.