Monday, November 14, 2011

Galaxy Book Awards

Patrick Ness has won the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year for A Monster Calls (Walker), which was based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, whose death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Patrick Ness beat last year’s winner of the award, Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, who this year was shortlisted for The Highway Rat (Alison Green Books).
Other titles on the shortlist were Blue Peter Book of the Year Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John (Orion), My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher (Indigo), One Dog and His Boy by the late Eva Ibbotson (Marion Lloyd Books), and Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins).

You can vote for the overall winner, and see the other prize-winning books by going to

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