Oscar’s Book Prize

Key facts

Sponsors / partners

Amazon, the Evening Standard & the National Literacy Trust

Prize money: £5,000

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 21/02/2020
Winner(s) announced: 07/05/2020

Oscar’s Book Prize is an annual prize for the best under-fives book of the year.

It is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton and in partnership with Amazon, the Evening Standard and the National Literacy Trust.

Now in its seventh year, Oscar’s Book Prize will continue to reward the brilliant creativity of early-years literature and highlight the importance of reading with children. This legacy only works if parents and the publishing industry are as passionate about it as we are.

How to be a Lion, written and illustrated by Ed Vere won Oscar’s Book Prize in 2019.