English 4-11 Picture Book Awards

The English 4-11 Awards for the best children's picture books of the year

English 4-11 Best Picture Books Awards

Established in 1995, the awards are presented by the English Association to the best children's picture books of the year.  Awards are given to Fiction and Non-Fiction in age ranges 4-7 years and 7-11 years. The winning books are chosen by the editorial board of English 4-11, the journal for primary teachers published by the English Association and the United Kingdom Literacy Association, from a shortlist selected by a panel of teachers and Primary specialists.

2020 English 4 - 11 Submission NOW CLOSED





Recap: 2019 Book Awards Winners - for books first published in the UK in 2018

And the winners are...


Non- Fiction 4-7

Rhythmn of the Rain

The Rhythm of the Rain

Grahame Baker-Smith

(Templar Publishing)


Non-Fiction 7-11


Hélène Druvert

Emmanuelle Grundmann

(Thames & Hudson)


Fiction 7-11

Ocean Meets Sky

The Fan Brothers

(The Quarto Group)


Fiction 4-7

I Say Ooh, You say Aah

John Kane

(Templar Publishing)


The shortlisted books for the 2019 awards are:

Non-Fiction 4 – 7

On The Trail of the Whale – Camilla De La Bédoyère, illustrated by Richard Watson (Miles Kelly Publishing)

The Big Book of the Blue – Yuval Zommer (Thames & Hudson)


Non-Fiction 7 – 11

Inside the Villains – Clotilde Perrin (Gecko Press)

Moth – Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus (Bloomsbury)


Fiction 4 – 7

Ten Fat Sausages – Michelle Robson, illustrated by Tor Freeman (Anderson Press)

Baby’s First Bank Heist – Jim Whalley, illustrated by Stephen Collins (Bloomsbury)

Spyder – Matt Carr (Scholastic)


Fiction 7 – 11

Dragon Post Emma Yarlett (Walker Books)

Me and My Fear – Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books)

Cinderella of the Nile – Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Marjan Vafaeian (Tiny Owl)


2019 Award presentation will be held at the AGM on 22 May 2018

Previous Book Award Winners

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