The Week Junior Book Awards are a tribute to the uplifting, enriching and life-enhancing power of books to change children’s lives, and the talented people who create them. Entries are now closed, but please register your interest for our 2024 programme here. 

Enter the awards


Complete the entry form (entries now closed). Your submission should cover the period from 1st January 2022 to 1st March 2023. Please send 5 copies of your nominated title, clearly marked with the category for which the book is being entered, to Philippa Newman, Future Publishing, 121 - 141 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London, W2 6JR to arrive NO LATER than 16 April 2023.  These books are non-returnable. 



If you are shortlisted! 

For more information on entry fees for 2023 and 2024, please contact



If you are shortlisted, you'll be featured in our large-scale marketing campaign, delivering over half a million in reach as well as have the opportunity to use our shortlisted sticker in your online marketing for the ultimate brand endorsement.* You'll gain views worth thousands in PR value. For more information on shortlist benefits, take a look below.  

  • For every entry, four complimentary tickets to attend The Week Junior Book Awards being held on 2 October, 2023 will be received and we would love all shortlisted authors to attend the awards alongside their guests
  • Inclusion of book cover and synopsis on The Week Junior Book Awards website
  • Inclusion in The Week Junior Show - our dedicated weekly podcast for readers (1.5k listeners)
  • Coverage in The Week Junior and The Bookseller magazines, revealing the shortlist during July. 
  • The Week Junior’s newsletter promotion showcasing the shortlist during July. 
  • 2 x dedicated email sends to The Week Junior’s database (25k) showcasing the shortlist
  • Feature on website
  • Feature on The Bookseller dedicated newsletter 
  • Single page print ad in The Bookseller Magazine shortlist issue 
  • All shortlisted books will be showcased at the Awards
  • Shortlisted authors will be eligible to attend and promote their book at The Week Junior Book Festival on 24 October, 2023. 


Winners announced


All winners will be announced at The Week Junior Book Awards ceremony in the evening of 2 October 2023. As a winner, you'll automatically be eligible to use the winners sticker in your digital book promotion.* We will also promote our winners in a host of follow-up promotions. Take a look below for a detailed view of the promotion, worth thousands in PR value. 

  • All winners will receive a Trophy on the night of the event
  • All winners will be entitled to use the digital logo in their online book promotion
  • A video will be produced of winners collecting their award and acceptance speech which will be used in social media 
  • Winners will feature in The Week Junior magazine in a DPS winners segment as well as on The Bookseller social media, newsletter and website. 
  • Winners will be eligible to attend and promote their book at The Week Junior Book Festival on 24 October, 2023.