National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year

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The National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Award is a British literary award, given annually to works of children's literature as part of the Galaxy National Book Awards. It was established in 1996, replacing the British Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and British Children's Author of the Year categories.

It is currently sponsored by W H Smith, although previously it has been sponsored by Red House (who also sponsor the Red House Children's Book Award). The name changed in 2010, previously it was called the British Children's Book Award.

Shortlisted works and Winners[edit]

1996[edit]

The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Literature edited by Alison Sage

1997[edit]

Philip Pullman, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

1998[edit]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

1999[edit]

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

2000[edit]

The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson

2001[edit]

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

2002[edit]

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

2003[edit]

Girls in Tears by Jacqueline Wilson

2004[edit]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

2005[edit]

The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

20008[edit]

2009[edit]

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

2010[edit]

Zog by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

2011[edit]

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

2012[edit]

Ratburger by David Walliams

British Children's Author of the Year[edit]

The British Children's Author of the Year Award was given annually to authors of children's literature as part of the British Book Awards. It was established in 1990 and awarded for the last time in 1995. During 1996 both the British Book Awards both it and the Illustrated Children's Book of the Year award were replaced by the Children's Book of the Year category.

Winners[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

British Illustrated Children's Book of the Year[edit]

The British Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award was given annually to illustrated works of children's literature as part of the British Book Awards. It was established in 1991 and awarded for the last time in 1995. For the 1996 British Book Awards both it and the Children's Author of the Year award were replaced by the Children's Book of the Year category.

Winners[edit]

1991[edit]

The Mousehole Cat by Nicola Bayley

1992[edit]

Farmer Duck by Helen Oxenbury

1993[edit]

Penguin Small by Mick Inkpen

1994[edit]

Mummy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole

1995[edit]

The Amazing Pop-Up Science Book by Jay Young