• The Awesome Book Awards is a prize that honours the best new fiction authors for young readers aged 7 to 10.
  • During the preceding year, the Cranleigh Prep School librarian creates a longlist of between 10-15 books.
  • The longlist is read by a panel of readers during the summer term of a given year
  • The books need to be the author’s debut children’s novel
  • The books must have been published 12 months prior to the planned awards ceremony dates.
  • The author needs to be resident in the UK.
  • Books need to appeal to prep-school aged children of both genders.
  • A shortlist is announced in the first half of the Michaelmas Term.

For information about the voting process please click here.