Books by Sophie McKenzie, David Walliams and Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers were today (21st February) announced as winners at the Red House Children’s Book Awards 2015.
Walliams’ Demon Dentist (HarperCollins Children’s Books) won the Books for Young Feaders category, while Split Second by Sophie McKenzie was the victor among Books for Older Readers (Simon & Schuster).
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers was the winner in the Books For Younger Children category. It was also named the overall winner.
The Red House Children’s Book Award is the only UK award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and administered by the Book People.
Seni Glaister, c.e.o. of the Book People, said: “It’s no secret the UK leads the world with its children’s publishing. This is down to fantastically talented authors and illustrators, creative and astute publishers – and children. They create a bestseller. They say what books really fly. They curate the industry. And their literary taste should never be doubted – this is a truly wonderful shortlist, compiled from an industry that is flourishing and the envy of the world.’
The full shortlist:
Books for Younger Children
Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury)
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
Got to Sleep or I Let Loose the Lion by Steve Cole and Bruce Ingram (Random House)
That Is NOT a Good Idea by Mo Willems (Walker)
Books for Younger Readers
Baby Aliens Got My Teacher by Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow)
Demon Dentist by David Walliams (HarperCollins)
The Bomber Dog by Megan Rix (Puffin)
Books for Older Readers
Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman (Doubleday)
Prince of the Icemark by Stuart Hill (Chicken House)
Split Second by Sophie McKenzie (Simon and Schuster)