Register and Vote


The Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a new project from Scottish Book Trust celebrating the very best Scottish picture books and encouraging reading for pleasure in nurseries, primary schools and libraries across the country. The winning picture book is voted for entirely by children across Scotland.


The voting deadline for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize has now passed.

We can't wait to announce the winning book on 12 January 2017!


Key Dates

31 August 2016: Shortlist launched

9 December 2016: Voting deadline

12 January 2017: Winner announced


How to Take Part

Learning professionals and librarians around Scotland sign their pupils up to read and vote for the shortlisted books.

Taking part is very simple, just follow these steps:



Sign up your class or book group online by clicking the ‘Register Now’ button below and completing the simple registration form.

If you register before Friday 16 September, you have a chance to win a free set of the shortlisted picture books (one copy of each of the three books)!


Enjoy reading the three shortlisted picture books. Books can be purchased from any bookseller or borrowed from your local library.


Have fun with creative learning by using our free accompanying learning resources. We also have videos of each shortlisted author reading their book in full.


All votes should be submitted online, using the voting form created when you registered. You will receive your voting form link shortly after registering. The voting deadline is 9 December 2016 at 5pm.

Please note that you must submit all votes for your group at the same time. If you need to change the number of votes you have, please email before attempting to vote. Please do not make a second registration.

Families receiving the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag may wish to vote via the enclosed ballot paper if their child’s school class is not taking part in the award as a group.