Monday, 14 July 2008

Skullduggery Pleasant wins Red House Children's Book Award

This Year's Children's Book Award winners are:

Older Readers Category: Derek Landy's Skullduggery Pleasant

Younger Children Category: Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Younger Readers: Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell.

Skullduggery Pleasant also won the overall award.

The Award was founded in 1980 and has been sponsored by Red House since 2001. What sets this award apart from other children's book awards is that the award winning books are chosen by children. Hundreds of books are read each year by children from all over the UK. A shortlist is compiled and the children then vote for their favourites. The Award Ceremony is held at the annual Guardian Hay Festival in June For more about the awards, including other shortlisted entries and previous winners, visit


Judy said...

Hi Dorothy,

This is a great idea - letting the actual readers select their favorite book.

What a great honor for Derek Landy.

Thanks so much for sharing this.
Take care,

Carma said...

Hi Dorothy,
I love that idea of having children choose their favorite books. What a great way to instill appreciation for the written word.

Theresa Schultz said...

Hey Dorothy,

Now there's an idea - letting the children choose their favorite books! That's a real victory for the author isn't it?


kathleen duey said...

Dorothy, you left a kind comment on writerwriterwriter...

Blogger was being goofy and dumped it when I tried to post an answer. I am so sorry...!!! There is a travel blog that comes up when I tried to refind you here...a little confusing???

kathleen duey

Lisa Kirby said...

Hi, Dorothy,

I believe letting children pick a winner is a brilliant idea. They are, after all, the targeted market. I believe they have a better idea of what they like and don't like.

I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Lisa Kirby

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