Resource type: Book awards
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1
The Bookbug Picture Book Prize is an annual award that celebrates the best new picture books by authors and illustrators based in Scotland.
A shortlist of three titles is selected by an independent panel of educators, librarians, parents and book experts but the winner is chosen by young children across Scotland.
Every child in Primary 1 in Scotland receives a free copy of each of the three shortlisted titles as part of the Bookbug P1 Family Bag gifting programme and can then vote for their favourite book through their school or with their family.
See the winner of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2023 here.
- Registration to take part in voting opens with the announcement of the shortlist in September.
- Voting closes at the end of January.
- The winner is announced in March.
About The Bookbug Picture Book Prize: The Bookbug Picture Book Prize was established in 2010 and is administered by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland. It is designed to encourage children and their families to read for pleasure.
- Scottish Book Trust provides a range of read-aloud videos and fun activities related to the books on the shortlist to help families and teachers explore the books with their children or class.
- Other picture book awards include the FCBG Children’s Book Award, the Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal, the Klaus Flugge Prize, the Shropshire Bookfest Book Award, the Spark! School Book Awards, the UKLA Book Awards and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
- Other book awards that offer an opportunity for young people to vote for their favourite title include the Excelsior Award, the FCBG Children’s Book Award, the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, the Shropshire Bookfest Book Awards, the Spark! School Book Awards, the SLA Information Book – Children’s Choice Awards, the Yoto Carnegie Shadowing Scheme and the Young People’s Book Prize.
- For a full listing of children’s book awards, click here.