The children of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups have been busy reading all year and now their favourites have been selected as the shortlist for the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award.
The shortlisted books are:
Books for Younger Children
Superworm – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Scholastic)
Walter and The No Need To Worry Suit – Rachel Bright (HarperCollins)
How To Hide A Lion – Helen Stephens (Alison Green Books)
Hippospotamus – Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross (Andersen)
Books for Younger Readers
The Land of Neverbelieve – Norman Messenger (Walker)
Atticus Claw Breaks The Law – Jennifer Gray (Faber & Faber)
Claude In The Country – Alex T Smith (Hodder Children’s Books)
Books for Older Readers
Killing Rachel – Anne Cassidy (Bloomsbury)
The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey (Penguin)
W.A.R.P.: The Reluctant Assassin – Eoin Colfer (Puffin)
A dedicated website www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors. Any child can vote here for their favourite book until January 18 2014.
Sarah Stuffins, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ Co-ordinator for the award said ‘The announcement of the Red House Children’s Book Award shortlist is always an exciting day as this is the only national award chosen entirely by children. The young readers of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups have been busy reading hundreds of books over the last year and voting for their favourites. Today is the day we all find out which books have been the most popular. They have produced a really varied Top Ten this year and I’m really looking forward to finding out which of these books will win in February.‘
The Winners of the 2013 Red House Children’s Book Award were
The award for the overall winner went to Spooky Spooky House by Andrew Weale and Lee Wildish!
Over 200 photos from the award ceremony are available to view here.
The Red House Children’s Book Award is the only national children’s book award voted for entirely by children. The award ceremony takes place annually in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London during the Imagine Festival in February.
It was founded in 1980 as the Children’s Book Award by the FCBG’s Pat Thomson to celebrate the books that children themselves love reading, and each year since then children in FCBG book groups around the UK and via the RHCBA website have been reading as many new books as they can and voting to pick both the shortlist and the eventual winners.
You can see a gallery of images from the 2012 Red House Children’s Book Award Ceremony in our Photo Gallery.
For more information about the award see the dedicated website http://www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk/
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Some past press coverage
Children vote A Monster Calls best book of 2012 The Guardian 18 February 2012
Patrick Ness wins Red House book award The Telegraph 18 February 2012
Michael Morpurgo’s Shadow wins children’s book prize BBC News: Entertainment & Arts 11 June 2011
Sophie McKenzie wins Red House award The Bookseller 8 June 2009