We're thrilled to announce The Week Junior Book Awards 2024. Celebrating the brilliant world of children’s books and the talented people who create them, this awards honours the authors, illustrators and publishers who inspire children to read for pleasure. The emphasis is on original ideas, outstanding illustration and smart storytelling, as well as new and diverse talent.
Entries are open from 6 March. Register your interest below and we'll let you know once the awards are open.
Closing date for entries
30 September 2024
Winners announced at Award Ceremony
The 2024 categories
Take a look at the 2023 awards in action...
Congratulations to our 2023 winners
Children’s Book of the Year: Older Fiction
Author, SF Said. Illustrator, Dave McKean
David Fickling Books
Children’s Book of the Year: Breakthrough
The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger
Author, J.T. Williams. Illustrator, Simone Douglas
Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year
Author and Illustrator, Aoife Dooley
Children’s Book of the Year: Younger Fiction
Anisha, Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure
Author, Serena Patel. Illustrator, Emma McCann
Children’s Book of the Year: Older Non-Fiction
Real-life Dragons and their Stories of Survival
Author, Anita Ganeri. Illustrator Jianan Liu
Hachette Children's Group Wayland
Children’s Book Cover of the Year
Peanut Jones and the Twelve Portals
Author and Illustrator, Rob Biddulph
Children’s Book of the Year: STEM
24 Hours in Space
Author, Rob Lloyd Jones, Illustrator, Laurent Kling
Children’s Audiobook of the Year
Natural Wonders of the World
Author, Sidra Ansari. Narrator, Ben Bailey Smith
Children’s Book of the Year: Younger Non-Fiction
The Extraordinary Book That Makes You Feel Happy
Author, Poppy O’Neill, Illustrator, Caribay M. Benavides
Weldon Owen Children's Books
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