Children’s Book Award 2017

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and co-ordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians.

Children who are part of the nationwide network of the FCBG across the country have been reviewing and rating books from more than 110 publishing imprints! Our testing groups 2017 are: NW London, Harrogate, Herts, Southampton, Plymouth, Lincs, Dundee, West Wales, Solihull, Oxted, Ipswich and Reading.

Any child across the UK can now take part in the voting, which closes on 12th May.

We’re very excited to have an online voting survey especially hosted by our friends Toppsta. Voting opens today and closes at 12.00 on Friday 12th May if you are voting online. Click here to vote.

The full shortlist for the Children’s Book Award 2017 is as follows:

Books for Younger Children

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

Books for Younger Readers

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

Books for Older Readers

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

You can download the Top Ten 2017 Poster here Top Ten

To see updates, you can follow us on twitter @CBACoordinator hashtag #FBCGCBA17

The category winners and overall winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony, which takes place in Central London on Saturday 10th June 2017. The winners will be announced during the ceremony via our Twitter feed @FCBGNews #FCBGCBA17 and full reports and photos will be posted here soon afterwards.

In the next few weeks we will host guest posts from the shortlisted authors/illustrators on our blog. 

Votes can be submitted by clicking on the through link here and on our Children’s Book Award voting page. Remember only children can vote and you must have read ALL the books in the category you are voting for.