Lovereading4Kids Book Prize 2013 as chosen by you the reader Lovereading4Kids Readers' Book Prize 2013

There are lots of great book awards out there but we were really interested to know which books the Lovereading4Kids browsers thought were their very favourite reads of 2013. And the winner? Geek Girl by Holly Smale! Scroll down for a full list of all the nominated books....do you agree??

Reader ReviewedGeek Girl
Holly Smale
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids Reader's Favourite Book and a Book of the Year 2013. There's laughter and tears... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Letter for the King
Tonke Dragt
Gripping from its opening moment onwards, this award-winning book that doesn't miss a beat from its thrilling beginning to its satisfying ending. Disturbed during the night of contemplation before he is made a knight, sixteen-year-old Turi is handed a letter... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Spaghetti with the Yeti
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - September 2013 Book of the Month George is off on an adventure – to find the yeti and to feed it spaghetti! George travels along a little mountain path and meets... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2013
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Pirates Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & shortlisted for the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 ‘Pants ahoy!' in this hilarious new adventure by the best-selling author /illustrator duo of Aliens Love Underpants. Armed with a... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedFortunately, the Milk ...
Neil Gaiman
September 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Neil Gaiman brilliantly weaves a spell-binding story taking readers up and away on a wild fantasy in which dinosaurs and space travel happily coexist. And all because…Dad has to go out and by... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/09/2013
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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas
David Almond
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize & Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story Award-winning David Almond tells a deliciously funny and refreshingly original story of... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Award Best Fiction for 5-12s 2013 and Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 January 2013... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Paper Aeroplanes
Dawn O'Porter
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - May 2013 Debut of the Month Readers should be at least 14+ for this hard-hitting novel.... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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My Grandpa
Marta Altes
My Grandpa is getting old. But that's how he is, and that's why I love him. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2013
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Oh No, George!
Chris Haughton
Shortlisted for the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 Award-winning Chris Haughton's George is a dog with a terrible habit of getting into trouble! He wants to be good and he tries to be... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2013
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Doll Bones
Holly Black
Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach's father throws out all his toys, declaring he's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/1970
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The poll was run through our social media sites on facebook and twitter over December and asked readers to vote for their favourite book of the year.

Sophie voted for Geek Girl and posted...'Adore this series! Harriet is one of my favourite fictional characters!' Why not visit the sites and add your opinion too?

Geek Girl was also selected by the editorial experts at Lovereading4kids as one of our Books of the Year. You will find them in a specially created category full of top reads for all age groups from toddlers to teens.

The Lovereading4kids Book Prize winner and runners-up for 2013 as chosen by you the readers, are:

The Winner

Geek Girl - Holly Smale

The Runners-Up

The Letter For The King - Tonke Dragt

Fortunately, The Milk - Neil Gaiman

Paper Aeroplanes - Dawn O'Porter

Wonder - RJ Palacio

Doll Bones - Holly Black

My Grandpa - Marta Altes

Oh No, George - Chris Haughton

Spaghetti with the Yeti - Charlotte and Adam Guillian

Pirates Love Underpants - Claire Freedman

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas - David Almond


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