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Children’s Books of the Year 2022: Shortlist

We love to hear which books are popular among our community of primary teachers, TAs, librarians, authors and children’s book lovers.

Our Review Panel has been searching for the top children’s books published in 2022. We’ve been looking for the best classroom read-alouds, the most popular books with children and the best books to support your school curriculum.

Browse the SHORTLISTED books in each category below. The vote is now open to find the very best book from each category. Voting will stay open until 28th December and the winners will be announced by 31st December.

 

The winners have been announced! See the winning favourites here.

 

Upper KS2 (Age 9-11): Best Class Read-Aloud


Upper KS2 (Age 9-11): Best Children's Favourite


Upper KS2 (Age 9-11): Best Curriculum Support


Lower KS2 (Age 7-9): Best Class Read-Aloud


Lower KS2 (Age 7-9): Best Children's Favourite


Lower KS2 (Age 7-9): Best Curriculum Support


KS1 (Age 5-7): Best Class Read-Aloud


KS1 (Age 5-7): Best Children's Favourite


KS1 (Age 5-7): Best Curriculum Support


EYFS (Age 3-5): Best Class Read-Aloud


EYFS (Age 3-5): Best Children's Favourite


EYFS (Age 3-5): Best Curriculum Support


The winners have been announced! See the winning favourites here.

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Stone Girl Bone Girl

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