Introducing the Judges!

We're proud to announce our fantastic panel of hugely inspiring and influential Judges. Each of our categories will be judged by a panel of three experts and a category chair. You'll also find our Shortlist Committee below, responsible for selecting entries against the criteria and will meet in person to agree on the final shortlist for the Judges.

 

"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

Katherine Woodfine
Katherine Woodfine
Author and Literary Project Manager
Author and Children's Book Expert
Children’s Book of the Year: Breakthrough

Harry Woodgate
Harry Woodgate
Award-winning Illustrator
Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year

Dawn Woods
Dawn Woods
School Library Association
Member Development Librarian