The Awesome Book Awards 2023

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 Awesome Book Awards prize, titles have 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. Thousands of pupils from schools across the South East read the whole shortlist and 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 2023 Shortlist

Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

Edie and the Box of Flits

Maggie Blue and the Dark World

Skywake Invasion

The Astonishing World of Alex Nobody

Find out more about the shortlist