Celebrating 21 years of Stockton Children's Book of the Year!

Stockton Children's Book of the Year began in 1996, with the first Award Ceremony held in 1997. Now in its 21st year this annual project has gone from strength to strength, engaging thousands of school pupils with a carefully selected shortlist of outstanding, newly published children's books each year. In 2018 we recognised this successful and long-running award with a range of 21st Anniversary Celebrations...

 

 

We invited 4 schools; Billingham South Community Primary School, Ingleby Mill Primary School, Oxbridge Lane Primary School and Preston Primary School who have previously been involved in the project to read a selection of 5 past winning titles from 1997 to 2017. They then worked with author and illustrator Holly Sterling to re-imagine and re-design the front covers of the books they have been reading... 

 

 

 

Each school also worked with Filmmaker Laura Degnan to create a film that brought together all the winning titles and the children's thoughts on taking part in the celebration event...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockton-on-Tees Libraries would like to thank the Arts Council for funding the project.