IBBY UK is a nominating body for many of the major international awards for writing and illustration for children and young people. Four awards are run by IBBY: the Hans Christian Andersen Awards for author and ilustrator; the IBBY Honour List; the list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities; and the IBBY Asahi Reading Promotion Award. Additionally, IBBY UK is invited to nominate for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award; the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB); the BOP Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year; the Children’s Laureate in the UK; the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals and the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominations are made by the UK Committee after consultation with IBBY UK members.
Hans Christian Andersen Awards
Asahi Reading Promotion Award
IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award
The IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award has been established by the Shenzhen iRead Foundation and IBBY to encourage a real commitment to the cause of reading promotion in the hope of spreading this dedication to others around the globe.
IBBY Honour List
Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
Awards nominated for by IBBY UK
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB)
CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
BOP Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year
In 2016 the Europe prize was won by Andersen Press, the first British winner.
Children’s Laureate, UK
Lauren Child is the Laureate for 2017–2019.
BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award
The winners of the 2018 Award were John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury.
The International Board on Books for Young People is a unique international alliance of everyone interested in children’s literature: academics, librarians, writers, illustrators, publishers, teachers, literacy workers, booksellers, parents and others.