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Award winners

Usborne books have received many awards worldwide, including the prestigious UK Times Literary Supplement Award, the Royal Society Junior Prize for Science Books and countless baby book awards.

Here are some of the more recent awards. This list is also available as an RSS feed.

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Leeds Book Awards 2015

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

The Middle of Nowhere

Winner - Lovereading4kids Books of the Year

The Middle of Nowhere
A gripping tale with an explosive climax from award-winning storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean.

Compton Valance — The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Winner - Lovereading4kids Books of the Year

Compton Valance — The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe
eBook edition has disgusting sound effects (on tablets that support audio).

Compton Valance — The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Shortlisted - Oxfordshire Book Award (Primary Award)

Compton Valance — The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe
eBook edition has disgusting sound effects (on tablets that support audio).

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Cheshire Schools' Book Awards

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Oxfordshire Book Awards

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year 2015

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Lancashire School Library Fantastic Book Award

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

Shortlisted - Leeds Book Awards 2015

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Apparently I'm boring. A nobody. But that's all about to change. Because I am starting a project. Here. Now. For myself. And if you want to come along for the ride then you're very welcome.

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. Most of the time she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes.

But when she’s told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

The Middle of Nowhere

Shortlisted - Essex Book Awards 2015

The Middle of Nowhere
A gripping tale with an explosive climax from award-winning storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean.

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Hounslow Junior Book Award 2015

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about your body

Shortlisted - The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2014

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best science books designed for young readers. The judges said: 'This bite-sized Q&A book with informative illustrations is sure to satisfy inquisitive minds'.

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about your body
This Lift-the-Flap book contains the answers to the many questions that curious children have about their bodies, including ‘How do I smell?’ ‘What makes me burp?’ ‘Why do I need to wash my hands?’ ‘Why is blood red?’ and many more.

Big book of stars and planets

Shortlisted - The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2014

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best science books designed for young readers. Announcing the shortlist, the judges said that The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets ‘really conveys the wonders of our universe’.

Big book of stars and planets
Discover the wonders of space in this incredible picture book, with giant fold-out pages to satisfy the curiosity of every young space enthusiast.

That's not my piglet...

Winner - Sainsbury Children's Book Award (Baby and Toddler category)

That's not my piglet...
There are five friendly piglets for young children to meet as they search for the right pig in this fun touchy-feely board book.

Baby's very first touchy-feely colours play book

Highly Commended - Right Start Best Baby Essentials Award

Baby's very first touchy-feely colours play book
Babies will love looking at the bright pictures and feeling the textures as they explore the vibrant colours in this fun board book.

Compton Valance — The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Shortlisted - Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

Compton Valance — The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe
eBook edition has disgusting sound effects (on tablets that support audio).

Lift-the-flap questions and answers

Shortlisted - Best Preschool Publishing at the Progressive Preschool Awards

Lift-the-flap questions and answers
An interactive board book with over 60 flaps, exploring all kinds of questions that young children love to ask.

The Middle of Nowhere

Longlisted - UKLA Book Award

The Middle of Nowhere
A gripping tale with an explosive climax from award-winning storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean.

Peep inside animal homes

Winner - Gold Practical Preschool Award

Peep inside animal homes
A very simple non-fiction, lift-the-flap book for small children.

Look inside mummies and pyramids

Winner - Gold Primary Teacher Update Award

Look inside mummies and pyramids
Young children can peek under the flaps and discover the lives of the Ancient Egyptians, see inside pyramids and discover the gory details of how mummies were made.

My Second Life

Shortlisted - North East Teen Book Award

My Second Life
The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. I was twenty-two.

The Middle of Nowhere

Winner - Young Quills Historical Fiction Award

The ‘Young Quills' Award for Historical Fiction recognises the powerful role that fiction can have for introducing, informing and exciting young people about historical events, characters and places.

The Middle of Nowhere
A gripping tale with an explosive climax from award-winning storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean.

Blood Tracks

Winner - Rib Valley Book Award 2014

The Rib Valley Book Award is an annual event voted for by a group of Hertfordshire schools.

Blood Tracks
A dark and dangerous thriller with a harrowing secret at its heart, from the author of the award-winning The Truth About Celia Frost.

The Middle of Nowhere

Shortlisted - Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

The Little Rebels Book Award is designed to recognise a rich tradition of radical publishing for children in the UK. Given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, the award celebrates exceptional fiction for children aged 0-12 that promotes social equality or justice. The winner will be decided by a high-profile panel of children's book experts and announced on 10 May 2014.

The Middle of Nowhere
A gripping tale with an explosive climax from award-winning storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean.

A Boy Called Hope

Shortlisted - Independent Booksellers Week Book Award 2014

The IBW Book Award is run by The Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland. From a ‘very strong longlist’ independent booksellers have voted A Boy Called Hope a place on this year’s shortlist. The shortlist of ten adult titles and twelve titles in the children’s categories will now be judged by two separate judging panels comprising authors, booksellers and well-known book lovers. The winners will be announced on 28 June 2014, the first day of Independent Booksellers Week.

A Boy Called Hope
I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker

Shortlisted - Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle

The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle seek to unearth the very best children’s books the UK has to offer. A group of high-profile judges, featuring widely loved names from literature, showbiz and business, including teen-queen author Louise Rennison and renowned children's author/illustrator Lauren Child, have chosen shortlists in 6 categories. Now it's down to the children’s vote to decide the winner of each category. Schools can sign up to take part in the judging via the dedicated Best Book Awards website. The award ceremony will take place on 2 July 2014.

Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker
Three fantastically funny Penny Dreadful adventures in one fab book!

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about your body

Shortlisted - School Library Association Information Book Award

The SLA Information Book Award is an annual award designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction by highlighting the high standard of resources available. Lift-the-flap questions and answers about your body is shortlisted in the Under 7s category. The winner of the award will be announced in Autumn.

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about your body
This Lift-the-Flap book contains the answers to the many questions that curious children have about their bodies, including ‘How do I smell?’ ‘What makes me burp?’ ‘Why do I need to wash my hands?’ ‘Why is blood red?’ and many more.

Forbidden Friends

Winner - Southwark Book Award 2014

The Southwark Book Award aims to inspire children aged 10-12 with a love of reading and to build their reading confidence as they begin secondary school. The winner of the award will be decided entirely by pupils and teachers and announced on 16th June 2014.

Forbidden Friends
From the author of Butterfly Summer comes the unforgettable story of a new friendship, a terrible tragedy and long-buried lie.

Baby's very first play books

WINNER - Progressive Preschool Awards

Our Baby's Very First Books series was crowned winner of the Best Preschool Publishing Range category in the first ever Progressive Preschool Awards. A judging panel comprised of buyers from top names such as Harrods, Mothercare, Boots, Toys R Us, Selfridges, Sainsbury’s, JoJoMamanBebe and Waitrose selected the winners in each of the award's four categories.

Baby's very first play books

Look inside space

WINNER - The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2013

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best science books designed for young readers. Announcing the shortlist, the judges said Look Inside Space was: “A fantastically interactive book for younger children. Full of flaps to lift (and flaps under flaps) that reveal amazing facts about space!”.

Look inside space
Why do stars shine? And how was the moon made? Children can blast off into space with this fantastic interactive flap book revealing the secrets of the Universe.

Blood Tracks

Shortlisted - North East Teen Book Award 2013

The North East Teen Book Awards aim to make young people more aware of the quality and variety of exciting writing out there, to celebrate and support authors and to create opportunities for authors to meet teen readers. The NETBA shortlist is decided entirely by teen voters. The judges will announce the winner on 7th November 2014.

Blood Tracks
A dark and dangerous thriller with a harrowing secret at its heart, from the author of the award-winning The Truth About Celia Frost.

Blood Tracks

Longlisted - BASH Secondary 2014

Created by St Helen's Council, the BASH award works in conjunction with local schools to identify and celebrate the best works of fiction for 11-18 year olds in the UK.

Blood Tracks
A dark and dangerous thriller with a harrowing secret at its heart, from the author of the award-winning The Truth About Celia Frost.

Noisy bottoms

Shortlisted - Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize aims to promote laughter and humour as a feel-good factor when reading, to draw attention to funny books as readable and enjoyable and to reward authors and illustrators who write and illustrate books using humour. At least 200 children, selected from schools around the UK, will play a part in the judging process this year, voting for the book they think is the most hilarious in their age category. Their votes will be combined with those of the official judging panel to find two winning books for 2013.

Noisy bottoms
Foxes do it… rabbits do it… Even Daddy Bear does it! Little children won’t be able to resist pressing the buttons to make all the sounds in this hilarious book!

Baby's very first noisy nursery rhymes

Silver - Right Start Best Toy Awards

Winners of the Right Start Best Toy Awards feature in the Right Start Magazine's Best Toy Guide, packed full of top play-and-learn products, every one tried-and-tested in a home setting. The awards look for a combination of play value, safety, durability and value for money in winning products.

Baby's very first noisy nursery rhymes
Little hands will love pressing the buttons on this bright and colourful board book to hear the tunes of their favourite nursery rhymes.

Illustrated nursery rhymes (giftbook with slipcase)

Bronze - Practical Pre-School Awards

Decided by an independent panel of judges, including children and their teachers, the Practical Pre-School Awards recognise products that excel in a number of criteria, including appeal to children, educational value, play value, durability, value for money and adaptability.

Illustrated nursery rhymes (giftbook with slipcase)
A beautiful gift edition of over 100 nursery rhymes, lavishly presented with a clothbound cover in an attractive presentation slipcase.

Baby's very first black and white books

Winner - Loved by Parents Best Baby Book 2013

One of three Usborne winners, the Baby's Very First Black and White Books series received the bronze award in the TheLovedbyparents Awards 2013. The awards recognise products, brands and businesses that parents truly love. Parent testers and their little ones were tasked with testing hundreds of entries from all over the world, and winning entries were decided by the public.

Baby's very first black and white books

Illustrated nursery rhymes (giftbook with slipcase)

Winner - Loved by Parents Best Baby Book 2013

One of three Usborne winners, Illustrated Nursery Rhymes received the silver award in the TheLovedbyparents Awards 2013. The awards recognise products, brands and businesses that parents truly love. Parent testers and their little ones were tasked with testing hundreds of entries from all over the world, and winning entries were decided by the public.

Illustrated nursery rhymes (giftbook with slipcase)
A beautiful gift edition of over 100 nursery rhymes, lavishly presented with a clothbound cover in an attractive presentation slipcase.

That's not my lamb...

Winner - Loved by Parents Best Baby Book 2013

One of three Usborne winners, That's not my Lamb received the gold award in the TheLovedbyparents Awards 2013. The awards recognise products, brands and businesses that parents truly love. Parent testers and their little ones were tasked with testing hundreds of entries from all over the world, and winning entries were decided by the public.

That's not my lamb...
A sweet touchy-feely board book with five adorable little lambs for young children to meet.

The Second World War

Shortlisted, School Library Association Information Book Award 2013

The School Library Association Information Book Award is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.

The Second World War
A concise and comprehensible account of the most destructive conflict the world has ever known, published in association with the Imperial War Museums.

Butterfly Summer

Winner, Secondary School Category, The Oxfordshire Book Award

The Oxfordshire Book Award is special because it is an award voted for entirely by children and young adults, who read and nominate their favourite books. They can take part either at participating primary and secondary schools, or through any public library.

Butterfly Summer
In her summer of secrets, all Becky knows is that everything can change in the beat of a butterfly’s wing…

Fairy

Illustration from That's not my fairy, in the multi-award
winning That's not my touchy-feely series.


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