Children’s Book Award 2017 Results



All slideshow photographs © Ed Thompson. Read an account of our awards ceremony on Toppsta here

The overall winner of our 2017 CBA Book Award is An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman. It also wins the Books for Younger Readers Category. 

One by Carnegie Medal-winning author Sarah Crossan wins the Books for Older Readers category and Oi Dog!, written by Kes and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field is named the Books for Younger Children’s category winner.





The shortlist was as follows:

Younger Children books – Picture books (4 titles)

Chicken Nugget
Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin, published by Puffin
Oi Dog, Kes Gray and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field, published by Hodder
Grandad’s Island
, Benji Davies, published by Simon and Schuster
Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger, Helen Stephens, published by Scholastic

Younger Reader books – Ages 6 – 11 (3 titles)

The Accidental Pirates (Voyage to Magical North), Claire Fayer, published by Macmillan
An Eagle in the Snow Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman, published by Harper Collins
The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life Mark Lowery, illustrated by Hannah Shaw, published by Piccadilly

Older Reader books – Ages 10-18 (3 titles)

One Sarah Crossan, published by Bloomsbury
Car-Jacked Ali Sparkes
Mistletoe and Murder, Robin Stevens, published by Penguin Random House

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