Past Winners

Check out the authors and illustrators that have won this prestigious award over the years.

The golden trophy indicates the overall winner.

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2014

Award Ceremony »

Superworm

by Julia Donaldson

Scholastic Ltd

9781407132358

Winner of Younger Children
Superworm (9781407132358)

Atticus Claw Breaks the Law

by Jennifer Gray

Faber and Faber

9780571284498

Winner of Younger Readers
Atticus Claw Breaks the Law  (9780571284498)

The 5th Wave

by Rick Yancey

Penguin Books Ltd

9780141352558

Winner of Older Readers
The 5th Wave (9780141352558)
Overall Winner

2013

Award Ceremony »

The Spooky Spooky House

by Andrew Weale

Corgi

9780552561167

Winner of Younger Children
The Spooky Spooky House (9780552561167)
Overall Winner

Gangsta Granny

by David Walliams

Harper Collins

9780007371440

Winner of Younger Readers
Gangsta Granny (9780007371440)

The Medusa Project: Hit Squad

by Sophie McKenzie

Simon & Schuster Children's Books

9780857070715

Winner of Older Readers
The Medusa Project: Hit Squad (9780857070715)

2012

Award Ceremony »

Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice

by Chris Wormell

Jonathan Cape

9781849412834

Winner of Younger Children
Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice (9781849412834)

Brilliant World of Tom Gates

by Liz Pichon

Scholastic

9781407120690

Winner of Younger Readers
Brilliant World of Tom Gates (9781407120690)

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness

Walker Books

9781406334906

Winner of Older Readers
A Monster Calls (9781406334906)
Overall Winner

2011

Award Ceremony »

Yuck! That's not a Monster!

by Angela McAllister and Alison Edgson

Little Tiger Press

9781848950290

Winner of Younger Children
Yuck! That's not a Monster! (9781848950290)

Shadow

by Michael Morpurgo

Harper Colins

9780007339594

Winner of Younger Readers
Shadow (9780007339594)
Overall Winner

Time Riders

by Alex Scarrow

Penguin

9780141326924

Winner of Older Readers
Time Riders (9780141326924)

2010

Award Ceremony »

Bottoms Up!

by Jeanne Willis & Adam Stower

Puffin Books

9780141502137

Winner of Younger Children
Bottoms Up! (9780141502137)

Mondays are Murder

by Tanya Landman

Walker Books

9781406314601

Winner of Younger Readers
Mondays are Murder (9781406314601)

Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

Scholastic

9781407109084

Winner of Older Readers
Hunger Games (9781407109084)
Overall Winner

2009

Award Ceremony »

The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg & Bruce Ingman

Walker Books

9781406309621

Winner of Younger Children
The Pencil (9781406309621)

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

by Kes Gray & Nick Sharratt

Transworld

9781862304932

Winner of Younger Readers
Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos (9781862304932)

Blood Ties

by Sophie McKenzie

Simon & Schuster Ltd

9781847382757

Winner of Older Readers
Blood Ties (9781847382757)
Overall Winner

2008

Award Ceremony »

Penguin

by Polly Dunbar

Walker Books

9781406312461

Winner of Younger Children
Penguin (9781406312461)

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

by Chris Riddell

Pan Macmillan

9781405050579

Winner of Younger Readers
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (9781405050579)

Skulduggery Pleasant

by Derek Landy

Harper Colins

9780007241620

Winner of Older Readers
Skulduggery Pleasant (9780007241620)
Overall Winner

2007

Award Ceremony »

Who's in the Loo?

by Jeanne Willis

Andersen Press Ltd

9781842706985

Winner of Younger Children
Who's in the Loo? (9781842706985)

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

by Andy Stanton

Egmont UK Ltd

9781405223102

Winner of Younger Readers
You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! (9781405223102)
Overall Winner

Girl, Missing

by Sophie McKenzie

Simon & Schuster Ltd

9780857074133

Winner of Older Readers
Girl, Missing (9780857074133)

2006

Award Ceremony »

Pigs Might Fly

by Jonathan Emmett & Steve Cox

Puffin Books

9780140569902

Winner of Younger Children
Pigs Might Fly (9780140569902)

Spy Dog

by Andrew Cope

Penguin Books Ltd

9780141318844

Winner of Younger Readers
Spy Dog (9780141318844)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Penguin Books Ltd

9780141319131

Winner of Older Readers
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (9780141319131)
Overall Winner

2005

Award Ceremony »

Best Friends

by Jacqueline Wilson

Random House Children's Books

9780440868514

Winner of Younger Readers
Best Friends (9780440868514)

CHERUB: The Recruit

by Robert Muchamore

Hachette Children's Books

9780340881538

Winner of Older Readers
CHERUB: The Recruit (9780340881538)

Baby Brains

by Simon James

Walker Books Ltd

9781844285228

Winner of Younger Children
Baby Brains (9781844285228)
Overall Winner

2004

Award Ceremony »

Billy's Bucket

by Kes Gray & Garry Parsons

Bodley Head

9780099438748

Winner of Younger Children
Billy's Bucket (9780099438748)

The Mum Hunt

by Gwyneth Rees

Macmillan

9780330410120

Winner of Younger Readers
The Mum Hunt (9780330410120)

Private Peaceful

by Michael Morpurgo

Harper Collins Publishers

9780007150076

Winner of Older Readers
Private Peaceful (9780007150076)
Overall Winner

2003

Award Ceremony »

Pants

by Giles Andreae

Random House Children's Books

9780552548335

Winner of Younger Children
Pants (9780552548335)

Blitzed

by Robert Swindells

Doubleday

9780552555890

Winner of Younger Readers
Blitzed (9780552555890)

Skeleton Key

by Anthony Horowitz

Walker Books Ltd

9781844280940

Winner of Older Readers
Skeleton Key (9781844280940)
Overall Winner

2002

The Man Who Wore all his Clothes

by Allan Ahlberg & Katharine McEwen

Walker Books

9780744589955

Winner of Younger Children
The Man Who Wore all his Clothes (9780744589955)

Out of the Ashes

by Michael Morpurgo

Macmillan Children’s Books

9780330400176

Winner of Younger Readers
Out of the Ashes (9780330400176)

Noughts and Crosses

by Malorie Blackman

Random House Children's Books

9780552555708

Winner of Older Readers
Noughts and Crosses (9780552555708)
Overall Winner

2001

Eat Your Peas

by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt

Bodley Head

9780099404675

Winner of Younger Children
Eat Your Peas (9780099404675)
Overall Winner

Lizzie Zipmouth

by Jacqueline Wilson

Doubleday

9780552557849

Winner of Younger Readers
Lizzie Zipmouth (9780552557849)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J. K. Rowling

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

9780747546245

Winner of Older Readers
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (9780747546245)

2000

Demon Teddy

by Nicholas Allan

Hutchinson

9780099407614

Winner of Younger Children
Demon Teddy (9780099407614)

Kensuke's Kingdom

by Michael Morpurgo

Egmont Childrens Books

9781405248563

Winner of Younger Readers
Kensuke's Kingdom (9781405248563)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J. K. Rowling

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

9780747542155

Winner of Older Readers
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (9780747542155)
Overall Winner

1999

What!

by Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

9780747597759

Winner of Younger Children
What! (9780747597759)

Little Dad

by Pat Moon

Mammoth

9780749732622

Winner of Younger Readers
Little Dad (9780749732622)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by Peter Needham

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

9780747588771

Winner of Older Readers
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (9780747588771)
Overall Winner

1998

The Lion Who Wanted to Love

by Giles Andreae

Hachette Children's Books

9781846162725

Winner of Younger Children
The Lion Who Wanted to Love (9781846162725)

Nightmare Stairs

by Robert Swindells

Doubleday

9780552555906

Winner of Younger Readers
Nightmare Stairs (9780552555906)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J. K. Rowling

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

9780747558194

Winner of Older Readers
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (9780747558194)
Overall Winner

1997

Mr Bear to the Rescue

by Debi Gliori

Orchard

9781841217680

Winner of Younger Children
Mr Bear to the Rescue (9781841217680)

Hundred-Mile An-Hour Dog

by Jeremy Strong

Puffin Books

9780141322346

Winner of Younger Readers
Hundred-Mile An-Hour Dog (9780141322346)
Overall Winner

Which Way is Home?

by Ian Strachan

Methuen

9780749728281

Winner of Older Readers
Which Way is Home? (9780749728281)

1996

Solo

by Paul Geraghty

Andersen Press Ltd

9781849392440

Winner of Younger Children
Solo (9781849392440)

Double Act

by Jacqueline Wilson

Random House Children's Books

9780440867593

Winner of Younger Readers
Double Act (9780440867593)
Overall Winner

Wreck of the Zanzibar

by Michael Morpurgo

Heinemann

9781405233361

Winner of Older Readers
Wreck of the Zanzibar (9781405233361)

1995

The Rascally Cake

by Jeanne Willis and Korky Paul

Andersen Press Ltd

9781842707173

Winner of Younger Children
The Rascally Cake (9781842707173)

Harriet's Hare

by Dick King-Smith

Doubleday

9780440863403

Winner of Younger Readers
Harriet's Hare (9780440863403)
Overall Winner

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Macmillan

9780330397834

Winner of Older Readers
Walk Two Moons (9780330397834)

1994

Amazing Anthony Ant

by Lorna & Graham Philpot

Orion

9780679856221

Winner of Younger Children
Amazing Anthony Ant (9780679856221)

The Finders

by Nigel Hinton

Viking

9780140362398

Winner of Younger Readers
The Finders (9780140362398)

The Boy in the Bubble

by Ian Strachan

Methuen

9780749716851

Winner of Older Readers
The Boy in the Bubble (9780749716851)
Overall Winner

1993

Snowy

by Berlie Doherty

Collins

9780006642978

Winner of Younger Children
Snowy (9780006642978)

The Suitcase Kid

by Jacqueline Wilson

Doubleday

9780440867739

Winner of Younger Readers
The Suitcase Kid (9780440867739)
Overall Winner

Gulf

by Robert Westall

Methuen

9780749714727

Winner of Older Readers
Gulf (9780749714727)

1992

Shhh!

by Sally Grindley & Peter Utton

ABC

9780340746622

Winner of Younger Children
Shhh! (9780340746622)

Find the White Horse

by Dick King-Smith

Puffin Books

9780140344158

Winner of Younger Readers
Find the White Horse (9780140344158)

Kiss the Dust

by Elizabeth Laird

Methuen

9780230014312

Winner of Older Readers
Kiss the Dust (9780230014312)
Overall Winner

1991

Threadbear

by Mick Inkpen

Hodder

9780340931097

Winner of Award
Threadbear (9780340931097)
Overall Winner

1990

Room 13

by Robert Swindells

Doubleday

9780440864653

Winner of Award
Room 13 (9780440864653)
Overall Winner

1989

Matilda

by Roald Dahl

Cape

9780141322667

Winner of Award
Matilda (9780141322667)
Overall Winner

1988

Winnie the Witch

by Valerie Thomas

Oxford University Press

9780192726438

Winner of Award
Winnie the Witch (9780192726438)
Overall Winner

1987

Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Heinemann

9780670886241

Winner of Award
Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters (9780670886241)
Overall Winner

1986

Authur

by Amanda Graham

Spindlewood

9780947212124

Winner of Award
Authur (9780947212124)
Overall Winner

1985

Brother in the Land

by Robert Swindells

OUP

9780140373004

Winner of Award
Brother in the Land (9780140373004)
Overall Winner

1984

The Saga of Erik the Viking

by Terry Jones

Pavillion

9780140322613

Winner of Award
The Saga of Erik the Viking (9780140322613)
Overall Winner