The 2024 winner will be announced during the BookPeople gala dinner in Melbourne on 16th June.

BookPeople Hardie Grant Children's Publishing Children's Bookseller of the Year award recognises individual children's specialist booksellers for their outstanding achievements in the past twelve months. The winner will not only be identified for their exceptional performance within the bookshop they work in but also for their achievements within the book industry, and the local and wider community. This award gives booksellers the chance to be recognised by the book industry for innovation, excellence and career achievements. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Hardie Grant Children's Publishing 2024 Children's Bookseller of the Year SHORTLIST

Jennifer Jackson,
Paper Bird Children's Books & Art, Fremantle WA
Samantha Kelly, Readings Doncaster, Doncaster VIC
Allyx Lathrope, Books Kinokuniya, Sydney NSW
Katherine Matthews, Mary Martin Bookshop, Melbourne VIC
Pauline McLeod, Riverbend Books, Bulimba QLD
Anna Sheen, Quick Brown Fox Bookshop, Grange QLD


2023 winner Rachel Robson, Gleebooks
2022 winner: Becky Lucas, Shakespeare’s Bookshop