Children's Book Awards 2007

Details of award winning childrens books for 2007 will appear here as they are announced.

The Outlaw Varjak Paw

The Blue Peter Book Award for the 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' has been awarded to The Outlaw Varjak Paw by SF Said and Dave McKean. Varjak paw is a martial arts cat, on the run from a dangerous gang of starving fellow cats. How long can he keep running? Find it at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

The Worst Children's Jobs in History

The Blue Peter Book Award for the 'Best Book With Facts' has been awarded to The Worst Children's Jobs in History by Time Team's Tony Robinson. It is full of the most unpleasant tasks expected of children, prhaps the perfect present for a kid who says they don't want to go to School....Find it at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton

The Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for 'Most Fun Story with Pictures' was also the winner of The Red House Book Awards Younger Readers category. You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton. Mr Gum is about a truly nasty old man, but this book is not just about him; it is about a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil. Available at Amazon.co.uk.

Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2007 has been won by Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine. Loner Lucas Swain finds an urn of ashes left in a cab office. Convinced that its occupant - Violet Park - is communicating with him, he manages to gain possession of the urn, and begins a journey of self-discovery. Available at Amazon.co.uk.

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

The Greenaway Prize for 2007 has been awarded to The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Grey. This book tells the story of Hey Diddle Diddle - after the dish and spoon have eloped! The book is another triumph by writer and illustrator Grey, author of Biscuit Bear. Find it at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Just in Case

The Carnegie Prize 2007 has been won by Just in Case by Meg Rosoff. Aimed at teenage readers, it tells the story of David Case who changes his name to Justin as he becomes more obsessed with his own mortality. Having saved his brother's life he is convinced that Fate is out to get him. Can he escape fate? Available at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Who's In The Loo? by Jeanne Willis & Adrian Reynolds

The winner of the Younger Children category of the The Red House Book Awards was Who's In The Loo? by Jeanne Willis & Adrian Reynolds. If your house has many occupants, then this witty rhyme will strike a chord as it asks 'Who's In The Loo?, There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' Available at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie

The Older Readers category of The Red House Book Awards was awarded to Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie, a spookily topical story of Lauren, who has always known she was adopted, but then a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby...........
Available at Amazon.co.uk

Flanimals of the Deep by Ricky Gervais

The children's section of the Galaxy British Book Awards has been won by Flanimals of the Deep, the latest book from Ricky Gervais. Delving this time into the deep waters of the Flanimals world, it is another helping of the absurd humour which has made the first two books so popular. Flanimals of the Deep is available at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Set in Stone by Linda Newbery

The winner of the Costa Children's Book Award is Set in Stone by Linda Newbery. The book, aimed at young adults is the tale of Samuel Godwin, an art tutor who goes to work with the Farrow family. His two pupils are very different - the beautiful younger sister Marianne, full of flightiness and nervous imagination, and Juliana, sensible and controlled. But why Marianne is so emotionally fragile? Buy Set in Stone at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com










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