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The Winners of InspiREAD 2022 are…

Thank you everyone who voted for their favourite children's books in this years InspiREAD Awards!

Inspire’s Education Library Service librarians shortlisted some of their favourite books, with the aim to get everyone reading children’s books; pupils, teachers, parents, grandparents, carers, schools, families and friends - it's for anyone who enjoys a good read! Thanks to everyone who voted, and we hope you'll join us again next year.

Here are your winners:

Longer Novel 

Moon Dog by Jane Elson

Shorter Books

My Exploding Life by Maz Evans 

Picture Books

When Cucumber Lost His Cool by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Tom Knight

Cows Go Boo! by Steve Webb, illustrated by Fred Blunt

Don't forget, teachers can borrow books from the Education Library Service or if you're a member of the public, you can visit your local library in Nottinghamshire or beyond! If you'd like to purchase any of the books,  a local independent bookshop in Lowdham is offering 15% discount on all titles. Visit them online at

View the full list of shortlisted titles on our website.