Book Awards 2004

Here are some of 2004's award winning childens books. From babies to teenagers there are some great books which have won this year. For reading aloud, alone or to borrow from the kids there is something for everyone here.

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

The Carnegie Prize for 2004 was awarded to A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly, a murder mystery interwoven with the story of a young girl deciding her future. A children's book which has crossed over into the adult market. Find A Gathering Light at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes

The Greenaway Prize for 2004 was awarded to Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes, a beautifully illustrated 1920's retelling of the cinderella story. Ella's Big Chance at Find Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

The Blue Peter Book Award overall winner was Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram, which was also the winner in the category 'The Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud'. It tells of a day in the life of Bob, the man whose job it is to look after the moon...Find Man on the Moon at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Montmorency by Eleanor Updale

Montmorency by Eleanor Updale was the The Blue Peter Book Award winner of 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down' category. Victorian career criminal Montmorancy maintains a double life in order to steal from London's wealthiest people, but how long can he keep up the pretence? Find Montmorency at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

The Ultimate Book Guide edited by Daniel Hahn

The Ultimate Book Guide edited by Daniel Hahn is a guide for 8-12 year olds of the best childrens books of the moment. It was the Blue Peter Book Award winner of 'The Best Book with Facts' category, and contains recommendations for over 600 books for 8 to 12 year olds. Find The Ultimate Book Guide at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey

The Smarties Book Prize for under 5s was won by Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey, about a naughty bear-shaped biscuit.
Find Biscuit Bear at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

The gold medal in the 6 to 8 years category of the Smarties Book Prize was Fergus Crane, by best-selling writer and illustrator team Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. It also won the 4Children Special Award. Fergus Crane is whisked away by winged horse which to rescue his father from the far-off Fire Island. Find Fergus Crane at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Spilled Water by Sally Grindley

A harrowing tale of child slavery in 20th century China took the honours in the 9 to 11 age category of the Smarties Book Prize, Spilled Water by Sally Grindley.
Find Spilled Water at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

How I Live Now by Meg Rossof

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2004 was won by Meg Rossof's How I Live Now, a story of an American girl trapped in England during a fictional modern-day war. Suitable for 14 years+ it is another crossover adult hit. Find How I Live Now at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Not the End of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean

The 2004 Whitbread Children's Book Award winner is Not the End of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean. This third win for McCaughrean imagines the stories of the women and children who travelled with Noah on the ark. Find Not the End of the World at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com










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