Awesome Book Awards 2021

Join us for the virtual Awesome Book Awards 2021!

Please click below to watch the full awards event, with readings from our shortlisted authors, special animations and the big reveal announcing the winner of this year’s awards.

If you are watching the event, please tag us using the @CranleighABA handle on social media to let us know. Thanks for joining us and we hope that you enjoy the show!

The Awesome Book Awards is a prize that honours the best new fiction authors for young readers aged between 7 and 10. It is an annual competition run by Cranleigh Schools. To be eligible for the 2021 award, titles had to be a UK-based author’s debut novel, suitable for able readers in the listed age group, appealing to both boys and girls, and available in paperback from May 2019. Thousands of pupils from schools across the South East read the whole shortlist and will then vote for their favourite overall.

To find out more about the awards, please click here, and to read about previous Awesome Book Awards years, please click here.

Awesome Book Awards 2021 Shortlist


The Garden of Lost Secrets

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

The Switching Hour