Children’s Vote! The Red House Book Award

Well, we’re all about children in May. First, it’s the National Share a Story Month. Second, the Red House Children’s Book Award is being voted on! It’s the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children themselves.

Voting ends 21 May, so get your kids reading now (share a story!) and then click here to let them vote. Winners will be announced 11 June 2011.

Now in it’s 31st year, the award is owned and coordinated by The Federation of Children’s Book Groups. The overall winner will be awarded the Red House Children’s Book Award Silver Tree, of which they are the custodian for a year, and an engraved silver acorn which is theirs to keep. The category winners each receive an engraved silver bookmark and each of the shortlisted authors and illustrators receive an incredible portfolio of writing and artwork created by children who have been inspired by the book.

The Shortlist was recently announced:

Books for Younger Children

Gilbert the Hero – Jane Clarke and Charles Fuge (Simon & Schuster)
Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza – Holly Clifton-Brown (Andersen Press)
Yuck! That’s not a Monster! – Angela McAllister and Alison Edgson (Little Tiger Press)
Dragon Stew – Steve Smallman and Lee Wildish (Little Tiger Press)

Books for Younger Readers

The Great Hamster Massacre – Katie Davies (Simon and Schuster)
Time Train to the Blitz – Sophie McKenzie (Usborne Books)
Shadow – Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins)

Books for Older Readers

Trash – Andy Mulligan (David Fickling Books)
The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan (Puffin)
TimeRiders – Alex Scarrow (Puffin)

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