ACHUKA was away for a couple of days so apologises for the late notice of this result, which was announced yesterday evening (30th June), at the Hay Festival.
The outright winner was
Skulduggery Pleasant byDerek Landy
Other Category Winners were
Penguin by Polly Dunbar
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
The Children's Book Award was founded in 1980 by author & librarian Pat Thompson and is run by a team of dedicated volunteers from the Federation of Children's Book Groups (FCBG), a registered charity who aims to encourage children to read for pleasure.
The FCBG was set up as a charity by Anne Wood, the originator of the Tellytubbies. They act as an umbrella organisation for local Children's Book Groups all over the UK. The groups organise a variety of activities including author events and other activities that promote the enjoyment of children's books. The Federation also produces numerous specialist book lists, organises National Share-a-Story Month each May and holds an annual conference each spring.
Red House became the Award's sponsor in 2001.