Award of the Week-Children’s Book Award


The Children’s Book Award (UK) is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. Any child or young person within the UK can vote in the Top Ten to choose the Category Winners and the Overall Winner, whether they are members of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups or non-members. It is highly regarded by parents, teachers, librarians, publishers and children’s authors and illustrators as it truly represents the children’s choice. Overall winners for the last 5 years are listed below.

2017 Winner
An Eagle in the Snow

By: Michael Morpurgo

In 1940 England, stuck in a train tunnel while German fighter jets fly overhead, Barney hears an unlikely story of a highly decorated World War I soldier who once had a chance to kill young Adolf Hitler.

2016 Winner
51Yz25+LW1L._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_ My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat
By: Pamela Butchart

The third zippy and zany tale by Pamela Butchart sees Izzy and her friends plunged into more primary-school craziness. This time, they decide that their new head teacher is a vampire rat, based on his being slightly scary, having the blinds drawn in his office during the day and the fact he’s banned garlic bread at lunchtimes. Now they just have to come up with a plan to vanquish him.
2015 Winner
9780399255373 The Day the Crayons Quit
By: Drew Daywalt

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.
2014 Winner
The 5th Wave

By: Rick Yancey

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

2013 Winner
9781435149823 Spooky, Spooky House
By: Andrew Weale and Lee Wildish

A Halloween pop-up book.

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