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  • Oxfordshire Book Awards

Having made the difficult decision not to go ahead with a live awards ceremony this year, we are pleased to be able to share messages from all of this year's highly commended and winning authors and illustrators!

2022 Oxfordshire Book Awards launch

We are excited to share the shortlists for the 2022 Awards!

Books can be purchased at a discount through our sponsor, Browns Books for Students.



If you are a state-funded infant or primary school in need of financial assistance to purchase the shortlists, please contact our secretary, Judith Bovington.

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  • Oxfordshire Book Awards

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

The winners of the Oxfordshire Book Awards are determined solely from the votes of school children across the county. Big congratulations to all our winners! The Highly Commended books are those that received the second highest number of votes.

We hope to be able to invite our participating schools to come together for a live ceremony on Wednesday 10th November at Oxford High School.


Secondary Novel: Winner

Dark Blue Rising by Teri Terry


Secondary Novel: Highly Commended

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann


Primary Novel: Winner

The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke


Primary Novel: Highly Commended

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson


Picture Book: Winner

Elephant in my Kitchen by Smriti Halls, illustrated by Ella Okstad



Picture Book: Highly Commended

Perdu by Richard Jones


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  • Oxfordshire Book Awards

Updated: Mar 23, 2021






This year, we have extended the voting deadline until the end of June.

We look forward to seeing which books the students choose as their winners! If you're not sure where to start with the shortlists, check out these handy videos from the OBAs' patron, Jo Cotterill.

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