Children's Book Award 2017 Children's Book Award 2017

Chosen entirely by children, the shortlist for the Children's Book Award 2017 has just been announced! The books are divided into 3 age ranges and all are listed below.

Who will you vote for?



Books for Younger Children

Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger
Helen Stephens
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Painted in Helen's much-loved retro style, and introducing a brand new cast of characters, Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger is the exciting new picture book from award-winning... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Oi Dog!
Kes Gray, Claire Gray
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children All fans of rhymes will love the witty and simple words in Oi Dog!. The rule says Dogs sit on Frogs but Frog is determined to challenge that.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life
Mark Lowery
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | A jam-fuelled week of disaster is set in motion by a single doughnut. Roman Garstang is obsessed with food - particularly Squidgy Splodge raspberry-jam doughnuts - but he... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Books for Younger Readers

Chicken Nugget
Michelle Robinson
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Children When Nugget's long-lost-cousin Franz turns up, all isn't quite as it seems. There's definitely something fishy - or foxy - about this chicken. This is Nugget's chance to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedAn Eagle in the Snow
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | November 2016 Book of the Month A ‘what if' story based on a true life events, full of descriptions of heroism and selflessness: for any good writer... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedVoyage to Magical North
Claire Fayers
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Younger Readers | July 2016 Debut of the Month | In 3 words : pirates – magic - fellowship | In what is hopefully the first in a long series, Voyage to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Books for Older Readers

Car-Jacked
Ali Sparkes
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers | Readers are plunged straight into the action in Ali Sparke's new thriller: Jack and his parents are on holiday when their car is stolen, with him still... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Mistletoe and Murder
Robin Stevens
Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 |Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedOne
Sarah Crossan
Shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2017 - Books for Older Readers | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Longlisted... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Children's Book Award is now in its 37th year and is owned and run by the Federation of Children's Book Groups, a charity set up by Anne Wood. The Awards were founded by author and librarian Pat Thompson to celebrate the books that children themselves were reading. (They were known as the Red House Children’s Book Award during the 14 years of The Book People’s sponsorship). This years titles were chosen by children from across the country who read and voted for the books at events organised by the FCBG.

It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.

Any child or young person across the UK can participate and the voting decides the selection of the Category Winners and Overall Winner.

Vote online here - www.fcbg.org.uk/vote-for-the-childrens-book-award.

The deadline for online voting is 12.00 Friday 12th May.

You can download a poster with the ten shortlisted books here.

Julia Miller, Children’s Book Award Coordinator says ‘Selecting our Top Ten is the start of an exciting countdown towards our Winners for 2017. We congratulate all our Top Ten authors and illustrators and can’t wait to find out who is the children’s choice this year.’

The winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, which also topped the Books for Younger Readers category, was My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham.

The 2017 winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony which takes place in Central London Saturday 10th June 2017. The overall winner is awarded the Children's Book Award Silver Tree.

For more information visit www.fcbg.org.uk and to see updates, you can follow on twitter @CBACoordinator #FBCGCBA17 or visit the Children's Book Award facebook page.


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