Book Awards 2005

Here are some award winning childens books for 2005. More will be added as they are announced

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson has been awarded both the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Children's Book Award 2005. The New Policeman is a story of music and time, if you have ever wondered why time seems to go faster and faster, this book will tell you the answer! Find The New Policeman at or

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

The Nestle Children's Book Prize for Under 5s 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 or

The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth

The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth was the winner of the 6-9 years category of the Nestle Children's Book Prize. The Whisperer is a rat, in whose interests it is to keep two rival gangs of cats fighting, as while they fight one another they leave him alone. But that is about to change.....Find The Whisperer at or

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

In the 9-11 years section of the Nestle Children's Book Prize, the winner was I, Coriander by Sally Gardner. Coriander is the daughter of a wealthy 17th Century merchant and a fairy. The arrival of a pair of silver shoes allows her to move between her own world and that of her fairy mother, and the book tells of her adventures. Find I, Coriander at or

The overall winner of the Blue Peter Book Award and the winner of the 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' category was Private Peaceful By Michael Morpurgo. Tommo Peaceful is a soldier in WW1, awaiting the firing squad and looking back through his life and at the injustices of war. Find Private Peaceful at or

Explorers Wanted! At the North Pole by Simon Chapman

The Blue Peter Book Award for 'Best Book with Facts' was Explorers Wanted! At the North Pole by Simon Chapman. The Explorers Wanted! series allow young adventurers to experience the excitement and dangers of an expedition. In this book you explore the Siberian wilderness. Find Explorers Wanted! At the North Pole at or

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The Blue Peter Book Award for 'Best Book to Read Aloud' was won by The Snail and the Whale written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. From the creators of 'The Gruffalo' comes this tale of a tiny snail and who longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Find The Snail and the Whale at or

The Gruffalo Trunki Ride-On Suitcase

Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver' illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Greenaway Prize for 2005 was awarded to Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver" by Chris Riddell. Riddell has added 144 new illustrations to Swift's classic tale to win his second Greenaway prize. Find Jonathan Swift's Gulliver at or

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Carnegie Prize for 2005 has been won by Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The book, based on Cottrell Boyce's film script, is about two boys who find a sack full of stolen money. What should they so with it? Sterling is about to be replaced by the Euro and so they have to decide quickly....... Find Millions at or

Baby Brains by Simon James

The The Red House Book Award 2005 for younger children was won by Baby Brains by Simon James. Brains is the smartest baby in the world, he works as a doctor and can fix the car, but will be be prepared to help NASA out on their next launch if Mummy can't come too? Find Baby Brains at or

Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson

The The Red House Book Award 2005 for younger readers was won by Jacqueline Wilson's Best Friends. Gemma and Alice were born together and have been best friends all their lives in spite of their differences. But when one moves far away can their friendship survive? Find Best Friends at

Cherub: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

The The Red House Book Award 2005 for older readers was won by CHERUB: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore. James has been put in a children's home after his mother dies, and vents his feelings by stealing, smoking and smashing things up. Then he is recruited to CHERUB, a sort of British secret service for kids, and has the chance to channel that aggression into a strict regime of training. Find CHERUB: The Recruit at or

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