MICHAEL MORPURGO, A MURDER MYSTERY AND A CHICKEN NUGGET: SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD 2017
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The Children’s Book Award 2017 shortlist has been announced. Among those shortlisted are former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, Carnegie Medal-winning author Sarah Crossan and previously shortlisted author and illustrator Helen Stephens.
Children nationwide are now invited to vote for their favourite of the ten shortlisted books and have until 12.00 Friday 12th May to get their votes in. The category winners and the author of the best children’s book published in the 2016 nomination period will be announced at an awards ceremony which takes place in central London Saturday 10th June 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 coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. 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, published by Harper Collins
The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life Mark Lowery, illustrated by Hannah Shaw, published by Piccadilly
Julia Miller, Children’s Book Award Coordinator says ‘Selecting our Top Ten is the start of an exciting countdown towards our Winners for 2017. We congratulate all our Top Ten authors and illustrators and can’t wait to find out who is the children’s choice this year.’