Welcome to The Brilliant Book Awards

We are passionate about reading, and connecting children to new authors and their books. So we are launching a reading scheme and award for primary schools to join in with. Read the books, pick your favourites, vote and find out if others agree! We will the declare the winner in our award ceremony in June 2024

What you need to know...

This Year's Shortlist

These books are our favourites - but which is yours? All of them are by first time authors and published in during 2023 for readers in year 3 to 6.

How to get involved

The Brilliant Book Award goes to the favourite book as decided by children. Read the books and vote for the ones you like the best.

About the authors

Find out more about the brilliant authors.

About the choices

All of the books we have chosen are from first time authors of fiction for 8 to 11 year olds. This was to broaden horizons and put a spotlight on authors who are not on your reading lists.

Contact us

If you need more information or there is something you want to tell us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have we got to read the books?

Voting has been extended to Friday 14th June.

How do we get hold of the books?

They should all be readily available in bookshops and online, but if you are ordering bulk copies for your school Newt books are offering 30% discount. Click here to download an order form.

How do we vote?

Voting is online, and all you have to do is rank your books in order from 1st to 5th.

Vote now