National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year

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). Previously called the "British Children's Book Award", it was renamed to Children's Book of the Year in 2010.

Shortlisted works and winnersEdit

1996Edit

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

1997Edit

Philip Pullman, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

1998Edit

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

1999Edit

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

2000Edit

The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson

2001Edit

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

2002Edit

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

2003Edit

Girls in Tears by Jacqueline Wilson

2004Edit

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

2005Edit

The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

2006Edit

2007Edit

2008Edit

2009Edit

2010Edit

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

2014Edit

2015–2016Edit

  • No award

2017Edit

2018Edit

2019Edit

2020Edit

  • A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

British Children's Author of the YearEdit

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.

WinnersEdit

1990Edit

1991Edit

1992Edit

1993Edit

1994Edit

1995Edit

British Illustrated Children's Book of the YearEdit

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.

WinnersEdit

1991Edit

The Mousehole Cat by Nicola Bayley

1992Edit

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell (ill. Helen Oxenbury)

1993Edit

Penguin Small by Mick Inkpen

1994Edit

Mummy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole

1995Edit

The Amazing Pop-Up Science Book by Jay Young