East Sussex Children's Book Award

This annual book award is presented by East Sussex Library and Information 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.

Thank you to everyone who has sent us competition entries and book reviews. We are enjoying looking at all your work and will be presenting prizes at our final celebration event in June.

You can find more great books to read from East Sussex libraries by searching our catalogue, whether you enjoy stories or information, eBooks or eAudio books, there’s plenty of choice!

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Shortlisted books

We are delighted to be able to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Award. Thank you to all the schools who took part in the voting.

Book award 2019

Book award 2018

Key Dates for 2018/2019

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.

February to April

Author events held in East Sussex libraries.

10th May

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

11th June

The final celebration event at the Hippodrome Theatre Eastbourne, where the winner will be announced. All participating schools are invited to attend.