Waterstones Children's Book Prize



The Waterstones Children's Book Prize is an annual award given to a work of
children's literature Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are created for children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader. Children's ...
published during the previous year. First awarded in 2005, the purpose of the prize is "to uncover hidden talent in children's writing" and is therefore open only to authors who have published no more than three books. The prize is awarded by British book retailer
Waterstones Waterstones, formerly Waterstone's, is a British bookselling, book retailer that operates 311 shops, mainly in the United Kingdom and also other nearby countries. As of February 2014, it employs around 3,500 staff in the UK and Europe. An ave ...
. Beginning in 2012, the prize was divided into three categories: Picture Books, Fiction 5–12, and Teen. Each category winner receives £2,000 with an overall winner chosen from the three getting an additional £3,000 (thus the overall winner receives £5,000 in total).



External links

{{Portal, Children's literature
Official Waterstones Children's Book Prize site
– dedicated to the latest winners British children's literary awards Young adult literature awards Picture book awards Awards established in 2005 2005 establishments in the United Kingdom English-language literary awards