About the Awards

The Buckinghamshire Children’s Book Award was launched in 2018 to promote the best books written for children and young adults that were published in the last 12 months.

The aim of the Bucks Book Award is to inspire and empower young people to read more and to share their love of reading with others. We want to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice, and wider reading habits.

Studies have found that reading for pleasure is important for children’s intellectual development.

 “Children who read books often at age 10 and more than once a week at age 16 gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly.”

Taken from: OECD (2010) PISA 2009 Results: Learning to Learn: Student Engagement, Strategies and Practices p.32-4.

Participation is open to all young people aged 11-14 years of age, who either live or attend a secondary school in Buckinghamshire.