Hampshire Book Awards

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The Hampshire Book Awards are an annual series of literary awards given to works of children's literature. The awards are run by Hampshire County Council's School Library Service.[1][2]

There are three awards: Hampshire Book Award, Hampshire Illustrated Book Award and Hampshire Picture Book Award. A fourth award, the Hampshire Information Book Award, is being piloted in 2013.

Hampshire Book Award[edit]

The Hampshire Book Award is given to works of children's literature published in paperback during the previous year. Around June every year, the final is held and selected Year 8 students from schools across Hampshire attend it in order to vote for the winning book. A celebration event for the award is held in October, and where possible, the winning author is invited to attend.

Winners and shortlists

Hampshire Illustrated Book Award[edit]

The Hampshire Illustrated Book Award is an annual award given to illustrated works of children's literature. The award is judged by children in Year 5 and run by Hampshire County Council's School Library Service. The shortlist is announced in October each year, and the winner in December. An award ceremony is held in March the following year.

Winners and shortlists

Hampshire Picture Book Award[edit]

The Hampshire Picture Book Award is an annual award given to works of children's literature published in paperback during the previous year. The award is judged by children in Year 1 and run by Hampshire County Council's School Library Service. The shortlist is announced in January each year, and the winner announced in April. In May 2012, an award ceremony was held for the first time for the Hampshire Picture Book Award.

Winners and shortlists

Hampshire Information Book Award[edit]

The Hampshire Information Book Award is being piloted in 2013. It will be awarded to a work of children's non fiction published in paperback in the previous year. The award will be judged by children in Year 4 and run by Hampshire County Council's School Library Service. Ten schools are participating in the inaugural award. The shortlist will be announced on 25 January 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners of Hampshire book award to be announced". Hampshire Chronicle. 17 June 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tom Tonkin (June 10, 2010). "Pupils have their say on county book awards". Get Hampshire. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 

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