Children's Book Award The Children’s Book Award (known as the Red House Children’s Book Award during the 14 years of The Book People’s sponsorship) is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children themselves. It was founded in 1980 by Pat Thomson of the Federation of Children's Book Groups to celebrate the books that children themselves love reading, and each year since then children in FCBG book groups and around the UK have been reading as many new books as they can and voting to pick both the shortlist and the eventual winners. It is highly respected by teachers, librarians and parents, and past winners include J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Oliver Jeffers.
Lewes Children's Book Group helps enable local children to vote by lending copies of the short-listed books to local schools and members' families.
Children's Book Award 2019
Younger Children's Picture Books The Last Chip - Duncan Beedie Mixed - Arree Chung What Do You Do if Your House is a Zoo? - John Kelly & Steph Laberis The Wondrous Dinosaurium - John Condon & Steve Brown
Books for Younger Readers Funny Kid Stand Up - Matt Stanton Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets - Alex T. Smith The Dog who Lost his Bark - Eoin Colfer & P.J. Lynch
Books for Older Readers Armistice Runner - Tom Palmer The Light Jar - Lisa Thompson The Storm Keeper's Island - Catherine Doyle
Children can vote until the 10th May 2019.
Rank the books in order of which was your favourite, then which one would you choose to read after your favourite and so on...
The awards ceremony will take place in London on the 8th June.