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The Book Awards category on Lovereading4kids will help you and your child discover authors currently in contention for and/or winners of the most prestigious awards.
Shortlisted for the Baby Book Award, Early Year Awards 2009 A car goes brrm brrm, a bird goes tweet tweet, rain goes pitter patter and a plane goes zoom; these are just some of the sounds for baby to relate to as he or she goes outdoors and sees these amazing things. The high contrast illustrations are especially designed for the very young as is the board book with rounded edges format.
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts. Stuffed full of completely up-to-date statistics, graphics and facts, this is a bumper information book about what is going on in our planet and why. Masses of information about the physical characteristics of each country is richly enhanced by in depth studies of the social and cultural changes which are so important in the modern world. Here is a list of all the shortlisted books: Best Book with Facts: Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons How the World Works - Christiane Dorion What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas Most Fun Story with Pictures: Alienography - Chris Riddell Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick Favourite Stories: Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve Tall Story - Candy Gourlay
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Award 2010 An action-packed science fiction adventure unfolds at a cracking pace following the crashing of a plane after a meteor strike. Robert and Sarah survive the alien virus which strikes thousands of others but find themselves imbued with special scientific powers instead. Now they are in danger of being recruited by a rogue international agency who wants to use their special skills to their own ruthless ends. This is the first in a proposed series. Click here to find out more and watch exclusive vidoes.
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there’s no better way to learn about the world than through football. Hence it is divided into ‘lessons’ – biology, history, physics etc – each of which is packed with fascinating football related information. Business studies looks at footballers’ wages, why they’re paid so much, and where the money comes from; zoology considers famous club mascots; drama looks at goal celebrations ( the Oscar goes to the Icelandic team of Stjarnan and it’s well worth googling them to see why). There are lots of diagrams and cartoon illustrations throughout too and as a football/trivia/information book this is really hard to beat. ~ Andrea Reece
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there’s no better way to learn about the world than through football. Hence it is divided into ‘lessons’ – biology, history, physics etc – each of which is packed with fascinating football related information. Business studies looks at footballers’ wages, why they’re paid so much, and where the money comes from; zoology considers famous club mascots; drama looks at goal celebrations ( the Oscar goes to the Icelandic team of Stjarnan and it’s well worth googling them to see why). There are lots of diagrams and cartoon illustrations throughout too and as a football/trivia/information book this is really hard to beat. ~ Andrea Reece
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. An original, innovative and interactive atlas full of flaps to lift, revealing beautiful buildings, exotic animals and fabulous sights. Divided into the separate continents, each double page is crammed with information on sights and cultures to be seen all over the world as well as country borders and capital cities. Includes a giant world map poster.
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015 8-11 age category The city of Aberdeen is being terrorised by giant robot chickens who want to peck out every last sign of human resistance. The streets are empty, the adults have vanished - and those left behind are fighting for survival. Jesse and his friends are desperate to save their families and stop the feathered fiends. They hatch a master plan ...but can a gang of kids really defeat an army of angry robot chickens?
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book Award 2011 This spectacular time travel series from the pen of Alex Scarrow just gets better and better. The first two were brilliant; this is the third and it's even better. All-action adventure time travel that will take you back to Sherwood Forest where the three Time Riders must unravel a cryptic code before someone else gets their hands on it. With a fast-moving plot it's the sort of book that will get reluctant readers away from their electronic devices and into a book. Click here to visit the Time Riders website.
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Fiction 4-7 category | Winner of Little Rebels 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category. | All finches make a lot of noise! Henry Finch has grown up with a terrible racket all around him from morning until night. But he is sure that there could be more to life – if only he could have space to think! How one brave little finch becomes a hero and gives all the other finches the chance to do their own thing is beautifully realised in Viviane Schwarz’s witty thumb print illustrations.
Shortlisted for the 2012 Branford Boase Award for outstanding Debut novel and 2012 Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie judges said: A hugely engaging and enjoyable novel that conveys a terrific sense of place in its vivid descriptions of the brutality and terrible beauty of Australian outback life. The voice of the central character Danny is always convincing, and his relationship with his camel surprisingly moving. In fact so real are all the characters that they leave the reader wanting to know more. The Branford Boase judges said: A fabulous piece of writing. The voice was completely right and the writing doesn't falter. A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011'. 11+. A stunning coming-of-age story with a gripping Australian outback setting and a strong and interesting plot. Danny’s life is in turmoil: his older brother has recently died in a freak accident; his sister is pregnant and won’t say who the father is. Danny observes the profound changes in his family and finds refuge in training a camel and introducing the newly arrived girl from England into the ways of the outback. Passionate about the farm and particularly the cattle mustering, Danny captures the danger and excitement of the farm while also observing his family with affection and some confusion. A debut novel to look out for. Shortlisted for the North East Teenage Book Award and for the Coventry Inspiration Awards in the Simply The Book (age 14+) category. Longlisted for the Southern Schools Book Award.
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 on the back seat. The car-jacker turns out to be a kinder, more complex person than expected, while Jack, brought up on a strict regime of study by his over-protective mother, finds life on the run brings him some longed-for freedom. The two form an unusual friendship, that culminates in Jack helping Ross win £5,000 he desperately needs. Jack’s adventures make for compulsively page-turning reading, and no matter how high the action rages, it somehow feels credible. High octane fun! ~ Andrea Reece
The Book Awards category on Lovereading4kids will help you and your child discover authors currently in contention for and/or winners of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's children's literature.
For each of the awards included in this Book Award category, Lovereading4kids will feature the shortlist of books and authors before the individual winner is announced. As with all our Featured Books, you and your child will be able to download and print off free Opening Extracts of each book. In this way, you can choose your own winner and see if the judges agree with you!
And remember, even if the judges don't pick your favourite, all our Children's Book Award books are available to order online at 25% off the RRP.
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