Children's Book Awards 2010

Details of all the award winning childrens books for 2010 will appear here as they are announced.

Michelle Paver has won the 2010 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for the concluding volume of her bestselling Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, Ghost Hunter. Set in an imagined prehistory, the series follows a young boy called Torak, who finds he can communicate with a wolf cub, and becomes his companion. From Amazon.co.uk

The Greenaway Prize was awarded to Harry & Hopper by Freya Blackwood. Harry and his dog Hopper have done everything together, ever since Hopper was a puppy. But one day, when Harry comes home from school, Hopper isn't there to greet him. From Amazon.co.uk

The Carnegie Prize went to The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing it's family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. It was also awarded the UKLA Children's Book Awards 2010. From Amazon.co.uk

The Red House Children's Book Awards overall winner and winner of the Older Readers category is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Katniss regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games - the deadliest reality TV show ever... Available from and Amazon.co.uk.

The Red House Children's Book Awards winner of the Younger Children category was Bottoms Up! by Jeanne Willis and Adam Stower. The toddler in this picture book wants to protest - if animals don't wear pants, then why should we? After all do piglets wear panties? Or puppies or bears? Do fox cubs wear boxers? From Amazon.co.uk.

The Red House Children's Book Awards Younger Readers category was awarded to Mondays are Murder by Tanya Landman. Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island for a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But when the instructor has a fatal abseiling accident and Poppy finds that the rope was cut, she suspects foul play, especially as more of the instructors start to have accidents. Available from Amazon.co.uk.

The Ask and the Answer

The Costa Children's Book Award has been awarded to The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness. Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss.  Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order.  Available from Amazon.co.uk and Waterstones.

The overall winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards was awarded to Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes. It also won the 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' category. It tells the story of two cryogenically frozen children from the 1950s, brought back to life in 2009. Available from Amazon.co.uk

The Blue Peter Book Awards Best Book With Facts was named as Why Eating Bogeys is Good For You by Mitchell Symons. It also answers those burning questions Ever wondered why we have tonsils? Is there any cream in cream crackers? Why is the sea blue? And if kangaroos keep their babies in their pouches, what happens to all the poo? Available from Amazon.co.uk.

The Blue Peter Book Award category Most Fun Story with Pictures was awarded to Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things by Guy Bass. When Dinkin sees his new neighbours, he's certain that the girl next door is in fact a flesh-eating alien space zombie! But no one believes him. Available from Amazon.co.uk.










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