What are The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle?

The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle is a new national awards scheme building on Booktrust's 90-year-old reputation for providing trusted and independent book recommendations for children. Find out more about the Best Book Awards

Where did the idea come from?

We’ve been thinking for a couple of years about how best to elevate reading to the same sphere as gaming, films and music for young people. We’ve designed the Best Book Awards with this goal: to give children the choice to read what, how and when they read – they have the final say and deciding vote on the winners. Ultimately, celebrating the very best books every year in a fun and engaging way will change the culture of reading in this country.

Who runs the Best Book Awards?

Amazon Kindle are the primary sponsor of the Best Book Awards. Arts Council England also support the Awards.

Who can get involved?

It's easy - all you have to do is complete some simple details online to register your school, library or other setting. Register to take part

Who will the judges be?

Our diverse group of judges include names from literature and entertainment, including Waterstones Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, authors Michael Morpurgo and Louise Rennison, author/illustrator Lauren Child, Blue Peter favourites Helen Skelton and Andy Akinwolere, Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau, and Made in Chelsea star Andy Jordan. Find out more about our judges

Which books are eligible?

Books published in 2013 were eligible for submission for the Awards across several categories: Age 0-5 Best Picture Book; Age 6-8 Best Story Book; Age 9-11 Best Story Book; Age 9-11 Best Fact Book; Age 12-14 Best Story Book; and Age 0-14 Best Tech Stuff. 

How can books be submitted?

The deadline for submissions has now closed. Information about submissions for next year's Best Book Awards will be available in due course.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners of the Best Book Awards will be announced on 2July 2014, at the Best Books Bash at the Lancaster London. Find out more about the Best Books Bash

I’m having problems with online registration; what can I do?

Contact us outlining your problem - we'll be in touch soon