Guardian Children’s Fiction Award

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more kids literary prize winners.

The Guardian Children’s Fiction Award is presented annually to a Commonwealth or British author, published in Britain in previous year, excluding picture books and previous winners. The prize is £1500.

2016

Crongton Knights Alex Wheatle

2015

A Song for Ella Grey David Almond

2014

The dark wild Piers Torday

2013

Liar & spy Rebecca Stead

2012

The unforgotten coat Frank Cottrell Boyce

2011

Return to Ribblestrop Andy Mulligan

2010

Ghost hunter Michelle Paver

2009

Exposure Mal Peet

2008

The knife of never letting goCover of The Knife of Never Letting Go Patrick Ness

2007

Finding Violet Park Jenny Valentine (released as Me, the missing and the dead in New Zealand)

2006

A darkling plain Philip Reeve

2005

The new policeman Kate Thompson

2004

How I live now Meg Rosoff

2003

The curious incident of the dog in the night-timeCover: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon

2002

Thursday’s child Sonya Hartnett

2000

The illustrated mum Jacqueline Wilson

1999

The Sterkarm handshake Susan Price

1998

Fire, bed and bone Henrietta Branford

1997

Junk Melvin Burgess

1996

Northern lightsCover: Northern Lights Philip Pullman (released as The golden compass in New Zealand) and The Sherwood hero Alison Prince

1995

Maphead Lesley Howarth

1994

The Mennyms Sylvia Waugh

1993

Low tide William Mayne

1992

Paper faces Rachel Anderson, and The exiles Hilary McKay

1991

The kingdom by the sea Robert Westall

1990

Goggle-eyesCover: Goggle-Eyes Anne Fine

1989

A pack of lies Geraldine McCaughrean

1988

The runaways Ruth Thomas

1987

The true story of Spit MacPhee James Aldridge

1986

Henry’s leg Ann Pilling

1985

What is the truth? Ted Hughes

1984

The sheep-pigCover: The Sheep-Pig Dick King-Smith

1983

The village by the sea Anita Desai

1982

Goodnight Mister Tom Michelle Magorian

1981

The sentinels Peter Carter

1980

The vandal Ann Schlee
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