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Book awards: Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Shortlist

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The Trokeville Way by Russell Hoban1996
Creepers by Keith Gray1997
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling1998
Secret Songs by Jane Stemp1998
Track of the Wind by Jamila Gavin1998
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling1999
The Eclipse of the Century by Jan Mark2000
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling2000
King of Shadows by Susan Cooper2000
Kit's Wilderness by David Almond2000
Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley2000
My Brother's Ghost by Allan Ahlberg2001
Raspberries on the Yangtze by Karen Wallace2001
Witch Child by Celia Rees2001
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett2002
The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick2002
Jake's Tower by Elizabeth Laird2002
The Shell House by Linda Newbery2002
Warehouse by Keith Gray2002
The Fire-Eaters by David Almond2003
Lucas by Kevin Brooks2003
The Speed of the Dark by Alex Shearer2003
Last Train from Kummersdorf by Leslie Wilson2004
No Shame, No Fear by Ann Turnbull2004
The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones2005
The Hunted by Alex Shearer2005
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce2005
The Minister's Daughter by Julie Hearn2005
Blown Away by Patrick Cave2006
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge2006
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce2006
The Falconer's Knot: A Story of Friars, Flirtation and Foul Play by Mary Hoffman2007
Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton2007
The Truth Sayer by Sally Prue2007
Before I Die by Jenny Downham2008
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd2008
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce2008
Nation by Terry Pratchett2009
Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd2009
Then by Morris Gleitzman2009
Now by Morris Gleitzman2010
The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson2010
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes2010
Moon Pie by Simon Mason2011
My Name Is Mina by David Almond2011
Twilight Robbery by Frances Hardinge2011
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson2012
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos2012
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle2012
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green2013
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell2013
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo2014
Phoenix by SF Said2014
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart2014
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders2015
An Island of Our Own by Sally Nicholls2015
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge2015
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon2016
Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman2016
The Marvels by Brian Selznick2016

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The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize or Guardian Award is a literary award that annually recognises one fiction book written for children or young adults (at least age seven) and published in the United Kingdom. It is conferred upon the author of the book by The Guardian newspaper, which established it in 1965 and inaugurated it in 1967. It is a lifetime award in that previous winners are not eligible. At least since 2000 the prize is £1,500.

The shortlist of no more than four books and the winner are selected by three children's fiction writers, almost always including the latest winner. The Guardian calls it the only children's book award winner selected by peers. The newspaper's children's book editor Julia Eccleshare (at least since 2000) participates in selection of the longlist and thereafter chairs the panel of final judges.

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