Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Announcement of the Sheffield Children's Book Award Shortlist 2024

We are so excited to announce the 35th Sheffield Children's Book Award Shortlist!

Please watch this short video introducing all the shortlisted titles and explaining how you can borrow the books and vote for your favourites:

Sheffield Children's Book Award 2024 Shortlist Promotional Video

Baby Book Category

Don’t Mix Up My Puppy by Rosamund Lloyd and illustrated by Spencer Wilson.  Published by Little Tiger.

Happy Baby Hug, text by Pat A Cake and illustrated by Zoe Waring. Published by Pat-A-Cake.

Little Owl Where Are You!  Text by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan.  Published by Nosy Crow.

Toddler Book Category

The Rainbow Snail by Karin Ã…kesson, published by Boxer Books.

Someone Just Like You by Helen Docherty and illustrated by David Roberts. Published by Simon & Schuster.

Blue by Sarah Christou and published by Faber and Faber.

Picture Book Category

Heavy Metal Badger by Duncan Beedie, published by Little Tiger.

Gigantic by Rob Biddulph, published by Harper Collins.

Mavis the Bravest by Lu Fraser and illustrated by Sarah Warburton.  Published by Simon & Schuster.

Emerging Reads Category

Indigo Wilde and the Giant Problem by Pippa Curnick, published by Hodder.

Lenny Lemmon and the Invincible Rat by Ben Davis and illustrated by James Lancett.  Published by Nosy Crow.

Blanksy The Street Cat by Gavin Puckett and illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan.  Published by Faber and Faber.


Shorter Novels

Lost on Gibbon Island by Jess Butterworth and illustrated by Rob Biddulph.  Published by Orion.

The Final Year by Matt Goodfellow and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton.  Published by Otter-Barry Books.

The Ice Children by M G Leonard and illustrated by Penny Neville-Lee.  Published by Macmillan.


Longer Novels

The Monkey Who Fell From The Future by Ross Welford, published by Harper Collins.

The Boy In The Smoke by Rachel Faturoti, published by Hodder.

Just Like Everyone Else by Sarah Hagger-Holt, published by Usborne.

Young Adult Books

You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne, published by Usborne.

Stand Up Ferran Burke by Steven Camden, published by Macmillan.

Happy Head by Josh Silver, published by Rock The Boat.

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