Our Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize began life back in 2005, with Stuart Hill’s fantasy The Cry of the Icemark bagging our inaugural award. With a special focus on uncovering talent relatively fresh to children’s literature, in 2012 we enhanced the Prize to cover three key areas of children’s publishing – Picture Books, Younger Fiction and Older Fiction. Each year, of the three category winners from our 18-strong shortlist, one title will also have the honour of walking away with our overall Prize.

Divided by year, this is a record of our Waterstones Book Prize winners to date.

2017

The Girl Of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave

2017 Category Winners

Orangeboy
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£7.99
Paperback
There's a Tiger in the Garden
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2016

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

2016 Category Winners

The Bear and the Piano
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The Art of Being Normal
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2015

Blown Away by Rob Biddulph

Blown Away

Rob Biddulph

£6.99 £5.49 / Harpercollins Publishers

 

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2015 Category Winners

Murder Most Unladylike
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£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
Half Bad
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£7.99
Paperback

2014

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

£6.99 £5.49 / Faber & Faber

 

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2014 Category Winners

Open Very Carefully
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Geek Girl
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£6.99
Paperback

2013

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Ketchup Clouds

Annabel Pitcher

£6.99 / Hachette Children's Group

 

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2013 Category Winners

Lunchtime
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£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
Wonder
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£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

2012

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

The Pirates Next Door

Jonny Duddle

£10.99 / Templar Publishing

 

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2012 Category Winners

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
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You Against Me
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£7.99
Paperback

2011

Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari

Artichoke Hearts

Sita Brahmachari

£6.99 / Pan Macmillan

 

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2010

The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies

2009

The Thirteen Treasures by Michelle Harrison

The Thirteen Treasures

Michelle Harrison

£7.99 £6.49 / Simon & Schuster

 

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2008

Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls

2007

Darkside by Tom Becker

Darkside

Tom Becker

£7.50 / Pearson Education Limited

 

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2006

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

2005

The Cry of The Ice Mark by Stuart Hill

The Cry of The Ice Mark

Stuart Hill

£6.99 / Chicken House Ltd

 

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