We are very excited to tell you about the shortlist for the Sheffield
Children’s Book Award 2023!
We have a short film that features all the books and explains how you can
take part. Why not take a look then pick your favourite and vote?
All the books are available from your local library and staff will be happy to help you vote for your favourite. You can find details of your local library here.
If you are wanting to discover a new author or genre of book for your child, then we are sure that at least one of these books will become a new favourite.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we have!
Snap! Snap! I’m a Crocodile! by Jo Lodge. Published by Boxer Books.
Hello, Frog by Isabel Otter, illustrated by Sophie Ledesma. Published by
Tatty Mouse Rock Star by Hilary Robinson, illustrated by Mandy Stanley. Published by Catch a Star Books.
The Smile, by Marie Voigt. Published by Oxford University Press.
Ruffles and the New Green Thing, by David Melling. Ruffles and the New Green Thing. Published by Nosy Crow.
Puddling! by Emma Perry, illustrated by Clare Alexander. Published by Walker Books.
One Camel Called Doug, by Lu Fraser, illustrated by Sarah Warburton. Published by Simon and Schuster.
The Huddle, by Sean Julian. Published by Oxford University Press.
Who Will Kiss the Crocodile? by Suzy Senior, illustrated by Claire Powell. Published by Little Tiger.
The Secret School Invasion, by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Thomas Flintham. Published by Nosy Crow.
The Wobbly Life of Scarlett Fife, by Maz Evans, illustrated by Chris Jevons. Published by Hodder Children’s Books.
Trixie Pickle Art Avenger, by Olaf Falafel. Published by Puffin.
Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good, by Louie Stowell. Published by Walker Books.
The Little Match Girl Strikes Back, by Emma Carroll, illustrated by Lauren Child. Published by Simon and Schuster.
Wilder Than Midnight, by Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Sophia Watts. Published by Puffin.
Running Out of Time by Simon Fox. Cover illustration by Petur Antonsson, published by Nosy Crow.
Tyger, by S. F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean. Published by David Fickling Books.
Leila and the Blue Fox, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illustrated by Tom de Freston. Published by Orion Children’s Books.