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Children's Book Award

This is OwlAnd the winner is...

... This is Owl by Libby Walden and Jacqui Lee.

Congratulations to the winner published by Caterpillar Books, it was very close, only 5 votes between the top two!


Well done to our runners up... I am a Tiger by Karl Newson and Ross Collins, and This is Gus by Chris Chatterton, both published by MacMillan.

I am a Tiger This is Gus 

Don't worry if you missed this year's award you can still watch story time videos of the books here and decide which is your favourite! So, if you are sitting comfortably then press play and we'll begin...



Voting closed Saturday 5 December and the winner was announced on Friday 11 December 2020. 

2020 was the 19th year of the Nottingham Children’s Book Award. For Under 5s across the city, it aims to foster a love of books and reading as library staff and families read three stories and children vote for their favourite. 

This year we moved it online with schools and nurseries watching videos of the stories being read, and families able to watch and vote from home.

Want your under 5s setting to be involved next year?

If your under 5s class, nursery group or other under 5s group would like to participate in the Nottingham Children's Book Award next year, or if you would like more information please contact Charlotte Blount: charlotte.blount@nottinghamcity.gov.uk