The Children’s Book Award 2017: Winners Announced

Children's Book AwardThe Overall Winner and Category Winners were announced at the FCBG Award Ceremony on Saturday 10th June.

Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo OBE and Michael Foreman are named overall winners of The Children’s Book Award 2017. Their book, An Eagle In The Snow also won the Books for Younger Readers category, before going on to win the overall prize. Huge congratulations! The win is a record-breaking fourth for Michael Morpurgo OBE.

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. It is highly regarded by parents, teachers, librarians, publishers and children’s authors and illustrators as it truly represents the children’s choice.

All children across the UK were eligible to vote, with online voting being available for the first time this year.

Congratulations to the winners, and all those who made the shortlists in each category.

Books for Younger Children

Oi Dog!Category winner: Oi Dog, Kes Gray and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field, (Hodder) 

Chicken Nugget Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin, (Puffin)
Grandad’s Island, Benji Davies, (Simon and Schuster)
Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger, Helen Stephens, (Scholastic)

Books for Younger Readers

An Eagle In The SnowCategory winner: An Eagle in the Snow Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman, published by Harper Collins

The Accidental Pirates (Voyage to Magical North) Claire Fayers, published by Macmillan
The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life Mark Lowery, illustrated by Hannah Shaw, published by Piccadilly.

Books for Older Readers

Category winner:  One One by Sarah CrossanSarah Crossan, published by Bloomsbury
Car-Jacked Ali Sparkes
Mistletoe and Murder, Robin Stevens, published by Penguin Random House

Jane Etheridge, Chair of The Federation of Children’s Book Groups say ‘At a time when libraries are closing around the country, the Children’s Book Award is more important than ever because it gives children access to new books. The shortlist demonstrates the rich choice of books available today and, in winning, Michael Morpurgo has demonstrated once again that he is a truly magical storyteller.’

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