Children’s Book Award 2017 Results

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All slideshow photographs © Ed Thompson. Read an account of our awards ceremony on Toppsta here

The overall winner of our 2017 CBA Book Award is An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman. It also wins the Books for Younger Readers Category. 

One by Carnegie Medal-winning author Sarah Crossan wins the Books for Older Readers category and Oi Dog!, written by Kes and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field is named the Books for Younger Children’s category winner.





The shortlist was as follows:

Younger Children books – Picture books (4 titles)

Chicken Nugget
Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin, published by Puffin
You can download a pdf activity sheet here CHICKENNUGGET_ActivitySheet[3][1]
Oi Dog, Kes Gray and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field, published by Hodder.
Click on this link to see how Jim developed his ideas from the original sketches 
Grandad’s Island
, Benji Davies, published by Simon and Schuster
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, published by Scholastic
Download the fun activity sheet here 

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

The Accidental Pirates (Voyage to Magical North), Claire Fayer, published by Macmillan
Click here for Claire Fayer’s Top Ten Accidental Pirates 
An Eagle in the Snow Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman, published by Harper Collins
Teacher resources for KS2 and KS3
The Jam Doughnut that Ruined my Life Mark Lowery, illustrated by Hannah Shaw, published by Piccadilly
Check out the author website here for tips about teaching and writing 

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

One Sarah Crossan, published by Bloomsbury
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 Are you a Child Genius or a Monster Mother?
Mistletoe and Murder, Robin Stevens, published by Penguin Random House
Host your own Murder event here
A comprehension from the TES based on the book (paywall) 

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