The Awesome Book Awards was launched in 2016 specifically to inspire children aged 7-10 years. The award offers pupils, rather than publishers and booksellers, the opportunity to vote for their favourite books from the five shortlisted authors in order to select the winner.

  • 2017 - Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford
  • 2018 - Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
  • 2019 - Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter
  • 2020 - Boy Underwater by Adam Baron
  • 2021 - Malamander by Thomas Taylor

All schools who wish to take part in the Awards will need to register on our website, using the form which can be found here. We need the correct email address to be submitted at the point of registration as this will be the address that all event communications are sent to.

Registration for 2023 is now open.

Voting will be open around the end of March 2023. Click on the "Vote Now" button at the top of the home page.

The Awards Ceremony is open to children who have read the five shortlisted titles, along with a parent/guardian/as part of a school group. In late February/early March 2023, we will send registered schools information about how to request tickets. Once we have confirmed the number of tickets allocated to each school, we will be posting out event wristbands, which must be worn by each member of your party on the evening of the Awards.

We can guarantee that all schools who wish to attend will be allocated tickets but numbers will be limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis as in previous years. We hope to accommodate as many readers and their families as possible. We will confirm the maximum number of tickets that each school may be allocated in due course.

There is no specific deadline to register however we we would like all registrations before Christmas ideally to give everyone time to read the novels and to get your exciting publicity packs to you in time!

We have an agreement with Pea Green Boat Books where they kindly offer 15% off the selected copies. You can visit their website here:


The Awesome Book Awards 2023 will be on the 4th of May 2023.

The Virtual Awards will be recorded.


Yes, we shall post a video of the event on our website.

The shortlist is usually sent in the Autumn of each year.