Inclusive Books for Children Awards

From Inclusive Books for Children

Resource type: Book awards

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, EYFS

Region(s): All of UK

The Inclusive Books for Children Awards were launched in September 2023 with the aim of celebrating the talent behind the best inclusive children’s books published in the UK.

The awards cover books for children aged 1-9 that feature protagonists from an ethnic minority, or that are disabled, neurodiverse or part of the LGBTQ+ community. There are three award categories:

  • Books for Babies and Toddlers (ages 1-3)
  • Picture Books (aged 3-7)
  • Children’s Fiction (ages 5-9)

The winners are chosen by a panel of authors, children’s book experts and inclusivity advocates.

Read our shortlist and winner announcements for the inaugural Inclusive Books for Children Awards.


  • The category shortlists will be announced in January 2024.
  • The winners of the inaugural Inclusive Books for Children Awards will be announced in March 2024.

Cost: Free.

About Inclusive Books for Children: Inclusive Books for Children is a registered charity that aspires for mainstream children’s books to be inclusive, and for inclusive books to be mainstream. The charity was set up by Marcus and Sarah Satha in 2022. As well as running the Inclusive Books for Children website and the Inclusive Books for Children Awards, the charity also supports initiatives that work to increase inclusivity in children’s books more generally.

Further resources:

  • Find more children’s book awards that challenge stereotypes and champion inclusivity here.
  • The Inclusive Children’s Books website provides access to book reviews and curated booklists to help parents, carers and teachers find high-quality inclusive children’s books.
  • Explore the Reflecting Realities section of the website for further resources to help you build an inclusive library collection.
  • For a full list of children’s book awards, click here.

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Logo for the Inclusive Books for Children Awards promoting diverse books for the home and classroom