British Children's Book of the Year

British Children's Book of the Year

The British Children's Book of the Year Award is given annually to works of children's literature as part of the British Book Awards. It was established in 1996, replacing the Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and Children's Author of the Year categories.

It is currently sponsored by W H Smith, although previously it has been sponsored by Red House (who also sponsor the Red House Children's Book Award).

Winners

*2008 Francesca Simon, "Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman"
*2007 Ricky Gervais, "Flanimals of the Deep"
*2006 Anthony Horowitz, "Ark Angel"
*2005 Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, "The Gruffalo's Child"
*2004 Mark Haddon, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
*2003 Jacqueline Wilson, "Girls in Tears"
*2002 Eoin Colfer, "Artemis Fowl"
*2001 Philip Pullman, "The Amber Spyglass"
*2000 Jacqueline Wilson, "The Illustrated Mum"
*1999 J K Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
*1998 J K Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
*1997 Philip Pullman, "Northern Lights"
*1996 Alison Sage (editor), "The Hutchinson treasury of Children's Literature"

hortlists

*2008
** Fiona Watte, "That's Not My Penguin"
** Francesca Simon, "Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman"
** Katie Price, "Katie Price's Perfect Ponies"
** Michael Morpurgo, "Born to Run"
** Jacqueline Wilson, "Kiss"
*2007
** John Boyne, "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
** Ricky Gervais, "Flanimals of the Deep"
** Oliver Jeffers, "The Incredible Book Eating Boy"
** Geraldine McCaughrean, "Peter Pan in Scarlet"
** Terry Pratchett, "Wintersmith"
** Francesca Simon, "Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend"
*2006
** Sally Gardner, "I, Coriander"
** Charlie Higson, "SilverFin"
** Anthony Horowitz, "Ark Angel"
** Christopher Paolini, "Eldest"
** Louise Rennison, "...and that's when it fell off in my hand"
** Dugald Steer, "Wizardology"

External links

* [http://www.britishbookawards.co.uk Galaxy British Book Awards website]


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