The Bangkok Book Awards are run by a group of international school librarians in Bangkok. The award is designed to celebrate excellence in children's global literature and create a shared local community of enthusiastic readers.
The Awards program has four categories:
The books which are shortlisted have been published in the last 5 years and promote diversity of author, theme, genre, setting and narrative style. We hope there is something for everyone to discuss, debate and enjoy.
The following criteria were used to help the shortlisting panel to arrive at a balanced selection of books: