Announcing the Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle

Announcing the Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle

23rd January 2014 < Back

The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle seek to unearth the very best children’s books, and to honour authors and illustrators who continue our proud heritage of storytelling.

The awards are aimed at children aged from pre-school to 14 and will have ten awards across five categories including; picture books, fiction, non-fiction, humour and digital. There will also be a lifetime achievement award for an influential children's writer or illustrator.

Schools, libraries, children's centres and other settings can register to get involved in the awards from today. The shortlist will be announced in March, from which point children across the country will read the books, take part in activities, and vote for their favourites online.

The winners will be announced at the Best Books Bash, a star-studded awards ceremony in central London during Children's Book Week 2014. Three hundred children from around the country will have the chance to win tickets to attend the party.

Booktrust Chief Executive Viv Bird says:

‘We are delighted to announce The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle. Our goal is simple; we want children to be in charge of what, how, and when they read. With support from Amazon Kindle we’re creating a platform for children to rave about the very best books with the same enthusiasm as they do the latest Hollywood blockbuster. We hope that this, in time, will change the culture of reading in this country. Ultimately, we cannot deny the life-changing benefits that reading can bring.’

Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, Kindle EU says:

‘Kindle and Booktrust share a passion for reading. Children’s books and the stories within them stay with us for a lifetime and inspire us to read throughout adulthood. We are delighted to work with Booktrust and The Best Book Awards to encourage as many children as possible to fall in love with storytelling and discover their own thirst for reading.’

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