About the Red House Children's Book Award
The Red House Children's Book Award is the only national book award that is entirely voted for by children. A shortlist is drawn up from children's nominations and any child can then vote for the winner of the three categories - Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers and Books for Older Readers. The book with the most votes is then crowned the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.
The Red House Children's Book Award was founded in 1980 by Pat Thompson, a member of the Federation of Children's Book Groups, to celebrate the books that children themselves love reading. Originally called The Children's Book Award, it has been sponsored by Red House since 2001.