If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest picturebooks, new comers and authors / illustrators who are making headway, check the following websites. We suggest following them on social media, then you will automatically receive all updates, announcements, long-and shortlists.
|Klaus Flugge Prize|
The Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books.
|The Coretta Scott King Book Awards|
This award is given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. It commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
|The Yoto Carnegies|
The Yoto Carnegies are the UK’s longest running and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people.
|The World Illustration Awards|
This award focuses on supporting and celebrating creativity, connecting illustrators to their peers and the industry.
|The V&A Illustration Awards|
The V&A has been running this illustration competition since 1972 when the Francis Williams Awards were presented for the best illustrated books.
|Stonewall Book Awards List|
The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table.
|Jane Addams Children’s Book Award|
This award annually recognizes children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.
|UKLA Book Awards|
The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children’s books in order to encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recently published high-quality children’s books.
|SLA Information Book Award (IBA)|
The Information Book Award has been designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.
|CLiPPA – The CLPE Poetry Award|
The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is the only award solely presented for published poetry for children in the UK. Established in 2003, the annual Poetry Award encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children.
|KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards|
This award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books.
|dPICTUS 100 Outstanding Picturebooks|
Through the year, dPICTUS invites guest curators (international picturebook and illustration specialists) to independently highlight their favourite picturebooks showcased on the dPICTUS platform.
|The Queen’s Knickers Award (Society of Authors)|
This annual prize, funded by Nicholas Allan, author of The Queen’s Knickers, is awarded to an outstanding children’s original illustrated book for ages 0-7. It recognises books that strike a quirky, new note and grab the attention of a child.
|Golden Kite Award (SCWBI)|
Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are judged by a jury of peers and recognize excellence in children’s literature in seven categories including Picture Book Text, Picture Book Illustration, and Illustration for Older Readers.
|Notable Books for a Global Society|
Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Literacy Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world.
|Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards (+BookTrust)|
The Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards in partnership with BookTrust aim to highlight the best children’s books for families to share together.
Diversity in Children’s Literature
Reflecting Realities is the first UK study looking at diversity in children’s literature. The aim is to quantify and evaluate the extent and quality of ethnic representation and diversity in children’s publishing in the UK.
Reports can be downloaded for free.