Children’s Book Award 2017 resources

Resources for our Children’s Book Award 2017 shortlisted titles are available below

You can download our 2017 Top Ten poster here Top Ten

And our Past Winners 1981-2016 here Past Winners

For this year’s shortlisted titles, we have links to resources for each:

Books for Younger Children


Chicken Nugget, Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin
Download the pdf activity sheet CHICKENNUGGET_ActivitySheet[3][1]

Oi Dog, Kes Gray and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field
Click on this link to see how Jim developed his ideas from the original sketches 

Grandad’s Island, Benji Davies
Teachers’ resources for Years 1 and 2
And ideas for using the book for English, Computing and Science workshops 

Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger, Helen Stephens
Download the fun activity sheet here 

Books for Younger Readers


The Accidental Pirates (Voyage to Magical North), Claire Fayer
Click here for Claire Fayer’s Top Ten Accidental Pirates 


An Eagle in the Snow Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman
Teacher resources for KS2 and KS3


The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life Mark Lowery, illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Check out the author website here for tips about teaching and writing 

Books for Older Readers


One Sarah Crossan
Click here and scroll down to download a reading guide from Bloomsbury 

Car-Jacked Ali Sparkes
Fun activities and quizzes around the book. Click here and then on the book cover. Are you a Child Genius or a Monster Mother?

Mistletoe and Murder, Robin Stevens
Host your own Murder event here
A comprehension from the TES based on the book (paywall)