How do I find out when a book was published?

The Channel Island Children’s Book Award is looking for books which were published for the first time in English between June 2017 and July 2018. You can usually find the year it was published within the first few pages of the book and there are a variety of ways to find the month.

One way is to do a search for the book on Amazon or another bookseller website as this usually gives the publication date. Please note you must be careful with this method as they may have different publication dates for paperback and hardcover copies.

If you’re still not sure when a book was published or if it’s eligible then please either contact us for an answer or nominate it anyway and we will do the hard work for you!