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 - see LONGLIST below

We are delighted to say we received 333 books for the 2020 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards, out of which 38 were longlisted. View longlist below:

Publishers Name Book Title Author Illustrator Category
Chronicle Books A Stone Sat Still Brendan Wenzel Brendan Wenzel Fiction 4-7
Faber  & Faber The Hug Eoin McLaughlin Polly Dunbar Fiction 4-7
Child's Play Up and Down Mum Child's Play Summer Maçon Fiction 4-7
Hachette Children's Group Think Big Kes Gray Nathan Reed Fiction 4-7
The Quarto Group The Woods Rob Hodgson Rob Hodgson Fiction 4-7
Nosy Crow The Suitcase Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Fiction 4-7
Nosy Crow My First Animal Book This is a Dog HB Ross Collins Ross Collins Fiction 4-7
Tiny Owl Publishing Quill Soup Alan Durant Dale Blankenaar Fiction 4-7
Little Tiger Group Sneaky Beak Tracey Corderoy Tony Neal Fiction 4-7
Bloomsbury Publishing Ravi's Roar Tom Percival Tom Percival Fiction 4-7
Hachette Children's Group Waiting for Wolf Sandra Dieckman Sandra Dieckman Fiction 4-7
Nobrow / Flying Eye Books Kai and the Monkey King Joe Todd Stanton Joe Todd Stanton Fiction 7-11
Templar/ Bonnier Books UK Dear Mr President Sophie Siers Sophie Siers Fiction 7-11
Andersen Press #Goldilocks Jeanne Willis Tony Ross Fiction 7-11
The Salariya Book Company Through the Wall Jonathan Standing Jonathan Standing Fiction 7-11
Nobrow / Flying Eye Books Hicotea: A Nightlights Story Lorena Alvarez Lorena Alvarez Fiction 7-11
Princeton Architectural Press Patience, Miyuki Roxane Marie Galliez Seng Soun Ratanavanh Fiction 7-11
Book Island The Golden Cage Anna Castagnoli Carll Cneut Fiction 7-11
Palazzo Editions Limited Refugees Brian Bilston José Sanabria Non-Fiction 4-7
Hachette Children's Group Michelle Obama Anna Doherty Anna Doherty Non-Fiction 4-7
Maverick Arts Publishing The Spacesuit Alison Donald Ariel Landy Non-Fiction 4-7
Miles Kelly Publishing Curious Questions & Answers About My Body Anne Rooney Ana Gomez Non-Fiction 4-7
Egmont Lifesize Dinosaurs Sophy Henn Sophy Henn Non-Fiction 4-7
Miles Kelly Publishing Curious Questions & Answers About Our Oceans Camilla De la Bédoyère Tim Budgen Non-Fiction 4-7
Hachette Children's Group If Polar Bears Disappeared Lily Williams Lily Williams Non-Fiction 4-7
Hachette Children's Group Heroes Who Help Us From Around the World Liz Gogerly Ryan Wheatcroft Non-Fiction 4-7
Hachette Children's Group/ Wren Book A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help Neal Layton Neal Layton Non-Fiction 4-7
DK The Sea Book Charlotte Milner Charlotte Milner Non-Fiction 4-7
Little Tiger Group The Big Beyond James Carter Aaron Cushley Non - Fiction 7-11
Cicada Books A Million Dots Sven Völker Sven Völker Non - Fiction 7-11
Nobrow /  Flying Eye Books Fanatical About Frogs Owen Davey Owen Davey Non - Fiction 7-11
The Salariya Book Company Life-Sized Bugs John Townsend Isobel Lundie Non - Fiction 7-11
Bonnier Books UK Planetarium Junior Raman Prinja Chris Wormell Non - Fiction 7-11
Palazzo Editions Limited Rise Up! The Art of Protest. Jo Rippon. w/foreword by Chris Riddell. various Non - Fiction 7-11
David Fickling Books Lesser Spotted Animals 2 Martin Brown Martin Brown Non - Fiction 7-11
The Quarto Group The Lost Book of Adventure Teddy Keen Teddy Keen Non - Fiction 7-11
Andersen Press The Undefeated Kwame Alexander Kadir Nelson Non - Fiction 7-11
Bonnier Books UK Language of the Universe Colin Stuart Ximo Abadía Non - Fiction 7-11
Abrams Books for Young Readers The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs Fiona Robinson Fiona Robinson Non - Fiction 7-11
Nobrow / Flying Eye Books Orchestra Avalon Nuovo David Doran Non - Fiction 7-11
What on Earth Books Nose Knows Emmanuelle Figueras Claire de Gastold Non - Fiction 7-11

The shortlist will be announced on 16 June 2020.

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

Ocean

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)

 

View the shortlisted books for the 2019 awards here

Previous Book Award Winners

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