Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Given by Waterstones

Other Names: Ottakar's Children's Book Prize
183 Works / 213 Items 105,618 Books 5,228 Reviews 4.1
Stages:
All, Winner (55), Shortlist (158)
Categories:
Years:
All, 2024 (19), 2023 (19), 2022 (21), 2021 (22), 2020 (21), 2019 (22), 2018 (20), 2017 (21), 2016 (3), 2015 (4), 2014 (4), 2013 (4), 2012 (4), 2011 (1), 2010 (1), 2009 (3), 2008 (2), 2007 (3), 2006 (9), 2005 (9)
Announced:
February 12: Shortlist2024 Recent

Winner 55

WorkCategoryYear
The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish by Chloe SavageIllustrated Book2024
Thieves' Gambit by Kayvion LewisOlder Readers2024
Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari ThomsonOverall Winner2024
Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari ThomsonYounger Readers2024
Gretel the Wonder Mammoth by Kim HillyardIllustrated Book2023
The Cats We Meet Along the Way by Nadia MikailOlder Readers2023
The Cats We Meet Along the Way by Nadia MikailOverall Winner2023
Nura and the Immortal Palace by M. T. KhanYounger Readers2023
Grandad's Camper by Harry WoodgateIllustrated Book2022
Not My Problem by Ciara SmythOlder Readers2022
The Last Bear by Hannah GoldOverall Winner2022
The Last Bear by Hannah GoldYounger Readers2022
The Grumpy Fairies by Bethan StevensIllustrated Book2021
Wranglestone by Darren CharltonOlder Readers2021
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicollOverall Winner2021
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicollYounger Readers2021
Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan BryonIllustrated Book2020
Bearmouth by Liz HyderOlder Readers2020
Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan BryonOverall Winner2020
High-Rise Mystery by Sharna JacksonYounger Readers2020
The Girls by Lauren AceIllustrated Book2019
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiOlder Readers2019
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. RaufOverall Winner2019
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. RaufYounger Readers2019
The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-StantonIllustrated Book2018
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasOlder Readers2018
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasOverall Winner2018
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica TownsendYounger Readers2018
There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy StewartIllustrated Book2017
Orangeboy by Patrice LawrenceOlder Readers2017
The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood HargraveYounger Readers2017
The Bear and the Piano by David LitchfieldIllustrated Book2016
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa WilliamsonOlder Readers2016
My Brother Is a Superhero by David SolomonsYounger Readers2016
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin StevensFiction 5-122015
Blown Away by Rob BiddulphPicture Book2015
Half Bad by Sally GreenTeen2015
Rooftoppers by Katherine RundellFiction 5-122014
Rooftoppers by Katherine RundellOverall Winner2014
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite by Nick BromleyPicture Book2014
Geek Girl by Holly SmaleTeen2014
Wonder by R. J. PalacioFiction 5-122013
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel PitcherOverall Winner2013
Lunchtime by Rebecca CobbPicture Book2013
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel PitcherTeen2013
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz PichonFiction 5-122012
The Pirates Next Door by Jonny DuddlePicture Book, Overall Winner2012
You Against Me by Jenny DownhamTeen2012
Artichoke Hearts by Sita BrahmachariBest Book2011
The Great Hamster Massacre (The Great Critter Capers) by Katie DaviesBest Book2010
The Thirteen Treasures by Michelle HarrisonBest Book2009
Ways To Live Forever by Sally NichollsBest Book2008
Darkside by Tom BeckerBest Book2007
The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia GoldingBest Book2006
The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart HillBest Book2005

Shortlist 158

WorkCategoryYear
The Queen Next Door by Marcela FerreiraIllustrated Book2024
Incredible Jobs You've (Probably) Never Heard Of by Natalie LabarreIllustrated Book2024
The Secret Elephant: Inspired By a True Story of Friendship by Ellan RankinIllustrated Book2024
Wolf and Bear by Kate RolfeIllustrated Book2024
Whose Dog is This? by Andrew SandersIllustrated Book2024
The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish by Chloe SavageIllustrated Book2024
Promise Boys by Nick BrooksOlder Readers2024
Thieves' Gambit by Kayvion LewisOlder Readers2024
You Think You Know Me by Ayaan MohamudOlder Readers2024
Friendship Never Ends by Alexandra SheppardOlder Readers2024
Crookhaven: The School for Thieves by J.J. ArcanjoYounger Readers2024
Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend by Lizzie Huxley-JonesYounger Readers2024
The Swifts: a Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth LincolnYounger Readers2024
My Name is Sunshine Simpson by G.M. LintonYounger Readers2024
Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari ThomsonYounger Readers2024
The Fairy Garden by Georgia BuckthornIllustrated Book2023
What Do You See When You Look At a Tree? by Emma CarlisleIllustrated Book2023
I Am NOT a Prince by Rachael DavisIllustrated Book2023
The Station Cat by Stephen HogtunIllustrated Book2023
The Missing Piece by Jordan StephensIllustrated Book2023
All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. BrownOlder Readers2023
Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure by Lewis HancoxOlder Readers2023
Ellie Pillai is Brown by Christine PillainayagamOlder Readers2023
If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia SoOlder Readers2023
Once Upon a Fever: a unique fantasy novel for fans of Philip Pullman by Angharad walkerOlder Readers2023
The Book of Stolen Dreams by David FarrYounger Readers2023
Small!: Sunday Times Best Books 2022 by Hannah MoffattYounger Readers2023
The Last Firefox by Lee NewberyYounger Readers2023
Ajay and the Mumbai Sun: winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2020 by Varsha ShahYounger Readers2023
Drama and Danger by J.T. WilliamsYounger Readers2023
Alone! by Barry FallsIllustrated Book2022
Wolfboy by Andy HarknessIllustrated Book2022
Out to Sea by Helen KellockIllustrated Book2022
The Duck Who Didn't Like Water by Steve SmallIllustrated Book2022
Grandad's Camper by Harry WoodgateIllustrated Book2022
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline BoulleyOlder Readers2022
The Upper World by Femi FadugbaOlder Readers2022
The Gilded Ones by Namina FornaOlder Readers2022
The Crossing by Manjeet MannOlder Readers2022
Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle QuachOlder Readers2022
Not My Problem by Ciara SmythOlder Readers2022
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. AlstonYounger Readers2022
Bumble and Snug and the Angry Pirates: Book 1 by Mark BradleyYounger Readers2022
Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin DeanYounger Readers2022
The Last Bear by Hannah GoldYounger Readers2022
Children of the Quicksands by Efua TraoréYounger Readers2022
Front Desk by Kelly YangYounger Readers2022
The Blue Giant by Katie CottleIllustrated Book2021
Bear-Shaped by Dawn Coulter-CruttendenIllustrated Book2021
Where Happiness Begins by Eva ElandIllustrated Book2021
Found you by Devon HolzwarthIllustrated Book2021
Freedom, We Sing by Amyra LeónIllustrated Book2021
The Grumpy Fairies by Bethan StevensIllustrated Book2021
The Black Flamingo by Dean AttaOlder Readers2021
Wranglestone by Darren CharltonOlder Readers2021
Boy, Everywhere by A. M. DassuOlder Readers2021
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie GonzalesOlder Readers2021
Raybearer by Jordan IfuekoOlder Readers2021
And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle JawandoOlder Readers2021
Orion Lost by Alastair ChisholmYounger Readers2021
When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen GettenYounger Readers2021
A Clock of Stars by Francesca GibbonsYounger Readers2021
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicollYounger Readers2021
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny PearsonYounger Readers2021
Llama Out Loud! by Annabelle SamiYounger Readers2021
Once Upon a Unicorn's Horn by Beatrice BlueIllustrated Book2020
Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan BryonIllustrated Book2020
One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate ReadIllustrated Book2020
Me and My Sister by Rose RobbinsIllustrated Book2020
Hidden Planet: An Illustrator's Love Letter to Planet Earth by Ben RotheryIllustrated Book2020
Internment by Samira AhmedOlder Readers2020
"I Will Not Be Erased": Our stories about growing up as people of colour by gal-demOlder Readers2020
Bearmouth by Liz HyderOlder Readers2020
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly JacksonOlder Readers2020
The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-BartonOlder Readers2020
Jemima Small Versus the Universe by Tamsin WinterOlder Readers2020
The Middler by Kirsty ApplebaumYounger Readers2020
Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder BilanYounger Readers2020
Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam CopelandYounger Readers2020
The Deepest Breath by Meg GrehanYounger Readers2020
High-Rise Mystery by Sharna JacksonYounger Readers2020
Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy StrangeYounger Readers2020
The Girls by Lauren AceIllustrated Book2019
Mini Rabbit Not Lost (Mini Rabbit) by John BondIllustrated Book2019
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti HarrisonIllustrated Book2019
The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-BoothIllustrated Book2019
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica LoveIllustrated Book2019
100 Dogs by Michael WhaiteIllustrated Book2019
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoOlder Readers2019
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiOlder Readers2019
A Winter's Promise by Christelle DabosOlder Readers2019
The Truth About Lies by Tracy DarntonOlder Readers2019
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm DuffyOlder Readers2019
Refugee 87 by Ele FountainOlder Readers2019
The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie AndersonYounger Readers2019
A Cursed Delivery by P. G. BellYounger Readers2019
Brightstorm by Vashti HardyYounger Readers2019
The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa JozefkowiczYounger Readers2019
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. RaufYounger Readers2019
The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy ShepherdYounger Readers2019
Superbat by Matt CarrIllustrated Book2018
Leaf by Sandra DieckmannIllustrated Book2018
Fergal and the Bad Temper by Robert StarlingIllustrated Book2018
The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-StantonIllustrated Book2018
Troublemakers by Catherine BarterOlder Readers2018
Ink by Alice BroadwayOlder Readers2018
The Disappearances by Emily Bain MurphyOlder Readers2018
Thornhill by Pam SmyOlder Readers2018
This Mortal Coil by Emily SuvadaOlder Readers2018
The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasOlder Readers2018
A Place Called Perfect by Helena DugganYounger Readers2018
Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz EvansYounger Readers2018
Kid Normal by Greg JamesYounger Readers2018
Podkin One-Ear by Kieran LarwoodYounger Readers2018
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa ThompsonYounger Readers2018
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica TownsendYounger Readers2018
The Bear Who Stared by Duncan BeedieIllustrated Book2017
Rabbit Magic by Meg McLarenIllustrated Book2017
Super Stan by Matt RobertsonIllustrated Book2017
The Journey by Francesca SannaIllustrated Book2017
Tiger in a Tutu by Fabi SantiagoIllustrated Book2017
There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy StewartIllustrated Book2017
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay EagarOlder Readers2017
Paper Butterflies by Lisa HeathfieldOlder Readers2017
Orangeboy by Patrice LawrenceOlder Readers2017
The Wildings by Nilanjana RoyOlder Readers2017
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel SavitOlder Readers2017
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola YoonOlder Readers2017
Cogheart by Peter BunzlYounger Readers2017
The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood HargraveYounger Readers2017
Captain Pug by Laura JamesYounger Readers2017
Beetle Boy by M. G. LeonardYounger Readers2017
Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross WelfordYounger Readers2017
Wolf Hollow by Lauren WolkYounger Readers2017
Cowgirl by G. R. GeminFiction 5-122015
Milo and the Restart Button by Alan SilberbergFiction 5-122012
Without Looking Back by Tabitha SuzumaBest Book2009
Numbers by Rachel WardBest Book2009
From Where I Stand by Tabitha SuzumaBest Book2008
Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times by Lynn BrittneyBest Book2007
The Werewolf Teacher by Michael BroadBest Book2007
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneBest Book2006
Shakespeare's Secret by Elise BroachBest Book2006
The Awakening by Michael CarrollBest Book2006
Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne CollinsBest Book2006
Jack slater, monster investigator by John DoughertyBest Book2006
The Black Paw by Heather Vogel FrederickBest Book2006
Ralph the Magic Rabbit by Adam FrostBest Book2006
The Lottery by Beth GoobieBest Book2006
Siberia by Ann HalamBest Book2005
The Minister's Daughter by Julie HearnBest Book2005
The Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne by Barry JonsbergBest Book2005
Urchin of the Riding Stars by M. I. McAllisterBest Book2005
The Whispering Road by Livi MichaelBest Book2005
Olivia Kidney by Ellen PotterBest Book2005
Jammy Dodgers on the Run by Bowering SiversBest Book2005
The Time Wreccas by Val TylerBest Book2005
Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters

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