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The Children's Book Award 2017-Federation of Children's Book Groups

9th February 2017


Update! I'm delighted to announce the winners from this year's Children's Book Award from the Federation of Children's Book Groups.


Overall winner of the 2017 CBA Book Award - An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman (HarperCollins)

Books for Younger Children - Oi Dog! by Kes Gray and Claire Gray & Jim Field (Hodder)

Books for Younger ReadersAn Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman (HarperCollins)

Books for Older Readers - One by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)


Books for Younger Children
Chicken Nuggett                                                                                                                Michell Robinson &
Tom McLaughlin (illus)
Oi DogKes Gray and Claire Gray & Jim Field (illus)Hodder
Grandad's IslandBenji DaviesSimon & Schuster
Gracie Grabbit and the TigerHelen StephensScholastic
Books for Younger Readers
The Accidental Pirates (Voyage to Magical North)Claire FayersMacmillan
An Eagle in the SnowMichael MorpurgoHarperCollins
The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my LifeMark Lowery & 
Hannah Shaw 
Books for Older Readers
One       Sarah CrossanBloomsbury
Car-JackedAli SparkesOUP
Mistletoe and MurderRobin StephensPRH

Toppsta is hugely excited to be working with The Children’s Book Award, the only national UK children’s book award to be voted for entirely by children. 

The awards were founded in 1980 by the national children’s reading charity, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and each year over 150,000 votes are cast, involving nearly 250 schools across the UK. If you’d like to find out more about the FCBG, or would like to get involved, check out their website

The voting process for the 2017 Awards started in January 2016, with over 1,100 books, which were then reviewed and rated by children who are part of the nationwide network of the Federation’s Children’s Book Groups.

The shortlist for this year’s awards will be announced on Monday 13th February 2017, at which point, any child or young person across the UK can participate until voting closes on 12th May 2017. It is this voting which leads to the selection of the Category Winners and Overall Winner.

If you’d like to vote, you’ll be ranking all titles in a given category, so it’s really important that you have read EVERY book in that category. And Adult voting is not permitted – sorry!

The Top 10 Voting is across 3 categories:

Younger Children books – Picture books (4 titles)

Younger Reader books – Ages 6 - 11 (3 titles)

Older Reader books – Ages 10-18 (3 titles)



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