East Sussex Children's Book Award

This annual book award is presented by our Schools Library and Museum Service.

Children whose schools have signed up to take part in the award have the chance to vote for their favourite fiction book from a shortlist.

Children's library books

Shortlisted books

We are delighted to be able to announce the shortlist for 2018

Thank you to all the schools who helped us to make the shortlist for this year’s award

Book award 2018

Book award 2016

Key Dates for 2017

December to January

Shortlisted books sets, information packs and bookmarks delivered to participating schools.

January to May

Pupils in years 5 and 6 read the 5 books on the 2018 shortlist. Schools are encouraged to organise book group meetings to discuss the books.
Pupils can send in their book reviews (online or by post), and participate in the competitions.


Closing date for design a book jacket and creative writing competitions.


Closing date for voting.
Closing date for book reviews.


The final event at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill where the winner will be announced.