Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Sheffield Children's Book Award 2023 - winners

We are very excited to announce the winners of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2023. A special ceremony was held at the Lyceum Theatre on Friday, 3 November to celebrate all our shortlisted books and reveal the winners in each category and then our overall winner. 

And the winners were:

Overall Winner (and also winner of the Toddler Books Category):
Ruffles and the new green thing by David Melling (published by Nosy Crow)

Baby Books Category Winner
Snap! Snap! I'm a Crocodile! by Jo Lodge (published by Boxer Books)
Picture Books Category Winner:
The Huddle by Sean Julian (published by Oxford University Press)

Emerging Reads Category Winner:
The Secret School Invasion by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Thomas Flintham (published by Nosy Crow)

Shorter Novels Category Winner:
Loki: A Bad God's guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell (published by Walker Books)

Longer Novels Category Winner:
Tyger by SF Said and illustrated by Dave McKean (published by David Fickling Books)

Young Adult Category Winner:
The Butterfly Assassin by Finn Longman (published by Simon and Schuster)

The Sheffield Children's Book Award is run by the Sheffield Schools Library Service and children who use our community libraries can read and vote for their favorite books from the shortlist too.

650 children from Sheffield schools and education settings attended the ceremony along with the shortlisted authors and illustrators. The event was hosted by Joanna Adeyinka-Burford (from CBeebies) and attended by local dignitaries including the Right Worshipful, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Colin Ross. Afterwards we held "meet the author and illustrator" events which were attended by children from local schools.

If your school does not subscribe to the Sheffield Schools Library Service more information is available at or contact us on 0114 250 6840. 

If this has inspired you to read these books (and the other shortlisted titles) you can reserve them via the Sheffield Libraries catalogue here and find them in your local library.

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