UKLA Book Awards

Sponsored by LoveReading4Kids and Reading Cloud, the UKLA Book Awards are the only children's book awards judged by teachers.

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The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children’s books in order to:

  • encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recently published high quality children’s books
  • promote the place of books for young people in all educational settings from nursery to key stage 4

The books selected for the award will be titles that teachers can share with pupils as part of regular classroom experience, eg to:

  • read for pleasure in the teacher’s read aloud programme to the whole class
  • inspire extended response from learners (through discussion, creative interaction or understanding the wider curriculum)
  • be the focus of study (set books, shared and guided reading)
  • enhance all aspects of literacy learning and literary study

Selection committees and teacher judges are asked to look, first and foremost, for well-written, engaging ‘reads’ and, where appropriate, outstanding illustration and design.

Book Award dates:

Submissions invited: June

Longlists: September

Shortlists: March

Winners: July

Submissions for UKLA Book Awards 2025

UKLA Book Awards Guidance for Publishers

Register to become a teacher judge in 2025


Shortlists Announced for Book Awards 2024


UKLA Book Awards 2024 Also Loved Lists


Read More about the 2024 Longlists


Click Here To See Longlist 2024 Book Awards


Click Here To See The 2023 Winners


Click here to see our 2023 Shortlist


View the Book Award winners, longlists and shortlists for each year


Book Awards Entry Criteria


View the UKLA Book Awards 2021 Winners!

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