2023 Judges

We're still working on the full list of judges for our 2024 programme. In the meantime, take a look at our hugely inspiring and influential Judges from 2023.

"Our inaugural panel of judges offer an impressive range of experience and expertise. One thing they all share is a firm belief in the power of children’s books to ignite imaginations, increase knowledge and improve lives through reading for pleasure. I’m looking forward to working with them all to select the winners for this year’s awards."

 

Anna Bassi, Editorial Director

Pamela Aculey
Pamela Aculey
Just Like Me & MIXD Reality
Founder
Children’s Audiobook of the Year

Anna Bassi
Anna Bassi
The Week Junior
Editorial Director

Sanchita Basu De Sarkar
Sanchita Basu De Sarkar
The Children's Bookshop
Owner

Serlina Boyd
Serlina Boyd
Cocoa Publishing
Founder and Editor
Children’s Book of the Year: Younger Fiction

Cerrie Burnell
Cerrie Burnell
Author and Children's TV Presenter

Caroline Carpenter
Caroline Carpenter
The Bookseller
Children's Editor and Deputy Features Editor
Children’s Book of the Year: Younger Fiction

Liam Charles
Liam Charles
TV Presenter and Author
Children’s Book of the Year: Younger Fiction

Radzi Chinyanganya
Radzi Chinyanganya
Children's TV Presenter
Children’s Book of the Year: Younger Non-Fiction

Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Author
Children’s Book of the Year: Breakthrough

A. M. Dassu
A. M. Dassu
Author
Children’s Book of the Year: Older Non-Fiction

Scott Evans
Scott Evans
Teacher, RFP Advisor and Children's Book Consultant
Children’s Book of the Year: Older Fiction

Charlotte Eyre
Charlotte Eyre
The Bookseller
Children's Book Previewer
Children’s Book of the Year: Older Non-Fiction