Brian Alderson

Brian Alderson has made major contributions to the field of children’s book history. His work has been recognised through a number of awards and distinctions.


Honorary doctorate, Newcastle University

Newcastle University recognised Dr. Alderson achievements in the field of children’s literature, awarding him a second honorary doctorate. 


Justin G. Schiller Prize

The American Bibliographical Society's Justin G. Schiller Prize was jointly received by Brian Alderson and his co-author, Andrea Immel, for their work on Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song-Book.


Harvey Darton Award 

The biennial Harvey Darton Award from the Children’s Books History Society recognises a book, published in English, which extends our knowledge of some aspect of British children's literature of the past. Brian Alderson received the Harvey Darton Award with Felix de Marez Oyens for Be Merry and Wise.


Honorary doctorate, University of Surrey

Now the University of Roehampton, the University of Surrey awarded Brian’s first honorary doctorate in 2002.


Eleanor Farjeon Award

Dr Alderson was recognised by the Children’s Book Circle as the third winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books by an individual or organisation.