Children's Book Awards 2006

Here are the award winning childrens books for 2006. More will be added as they are announced

Blood Fever by Charlie Higson

The Blue Peter Book Awards winner in the category 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down' was Blood Fever by Charlie Higson. The second of Higson's Young Bond novels sees 13 year old James rescuing his friend's sister Amy from the villainous pirate Zoltan Magyr. Find Blood Fever at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

Spud Goes Green by Giles Thaxton

Spud Goes Green by Giles Thaxton is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards 'Best Book with Facts' Category. Spud's new year resolution is to go green so he learns to grow food, recycle rubbish, and look after wildlife...but can he be green all year long? Find Spud Goes Green at Amazon.co.uk.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

The Blue Peter Book Awards category for 'The Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud' was won by Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. A penguin turns up on a little boy's doorstep, so of course, he has to be taken back to the South Pole. Find Lost and Found at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

The Nestle Children's Book Prize for the 9-11 year old category has been awarded to The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding. Set in London's theatre-land in the 1790s, The Diamond of Drury Lane tells the story of an orphan who becomes involved in a diamond mystery. You can find The Diamond of Drury Lane at Amazon.co.uk

Mouse Noses on Toast by Daren King and David Roberts

Mouse Noses on Toast by Daren King and David Roberts has been named the best book in the 6-8 year olds category in the Nestle Children's Book Prize. It is an adventure involving mouse activists, the prime minister and cheese addicts. Is 'Mouse Noses on Toast' a genuine delicacy or just an urban myth? Find Mouse Noses on Toast at Amazon.co.uk

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell & Neal Layton

The Nestle Children's Book Prize in the 5 & under age category is That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell & Neal Layton. When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy, a toy rabbit called Stanley, Emily sets out to get him back and teach her a lesson. Find That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

A Darkling Plain

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2006 has been awarded to A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve. The fourth and final installment in the Hungry City chronicles, an adventure series set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. Find A Darkling Plain at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Wolves by Emily Gravett

The Greenaway Prize for 2006 is Wolves by Emily Gravett. It tells the story of a rabbit who borrows a book on wolves from the library, only to find that the wolf comes up off the page....the book has two alternative endings and lots of novelty elements for younger children to enjoy.
Find Wolves at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Tamar by Mal Peet

The Carnegie Prize for 2006 is Tamar by Mal Peet. When Tamar's grandfather falls from a balcony to his death, he leaves behind a box with Tamar's name on it. In it are messages and clues which lead Tamar to piece together the story of the Dutch Resistance in World War II, and his grandfather's role in it. Find Tamar at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

The overall winner of the The Red House Book Awards is Percy Jackson And The Olympians:The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson is the son of god Poseidon. Learning of his true identity he goes to Half Blood Hill, a summer camp dedicated to training young demigods. Can he help his father to avert a war amongst the gods. Find The Lightning Thief at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Spy Dog

The The Red House Book Awards 2006 for younger readers is Spy Dog by Andrew Cope. Lara the dog is a highly trained special agent with the British Secret Service. But her last mission went wrong and now she is being hunted down by an evil drugs baron. Lara must go undercover as a normal dog, 'choose' a family to look after her. But can she keep her true identity a secret? Find Spy Dog at Amazon.co.uk

Pigs Might Fly by Jonathan Emmett & Steve Cox

The The Red House Book Awards 2006 for younger children is Pigs Might Fly by Jonathan Emmett & Steve Cox. based on the traditional story of "The Three Little Pigs", this time the trio attempt to outwit the Big Bad Wolf for the second time, this time by winning the 'Pie in the Sky Air Race'. Each pig builds a plane, out of straw, sticks and metal......Find Pigs Might Fly at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Ark Angel by Anthony Horovitz

The children's section of the British Book Awards was awarded to Ark Angel by Antony Horovitz. The sixth in the Alex Rider series, Rider finds himself hospitalised after his previous mission and intending to leave the spy business for good. However he is kidnapped by terrorists and once again is thrust into another deadly mission. Find Ark Angel at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com










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