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.

Write a book review

Shortlisted books

We are delighted to be able to announce that the winner of the 2018 Book Award is Evie’s Ghost, by Helen Peters.

We are very grateful to Helen, and to Rob Lloyd Jones, for attending our final event and making it such a special occasion for the children.

Thank you to all the schools who came a long to our final event and to those children who performed for us.

Book award 2018

Book award 2016

Key Dates for 2018

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 local schools and libraries.

11th May

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

13th June

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