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Hal (Puffin Books) by Jean MacGibbon1975
Twopence a Tub by Susan Price1975
Helpers by Shirley Hughes1976
Nobody's Family Is Going to Change by Louise Fitzhugh1976
The Trouble with Donovan Croft by Bernard Ashley1976
East End at your feet by Farrukh Dhondy1977
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp1977
Discovering Africa's Past by Basil Davidson1978
The Goalkeeper's Revenge by Bill Naughton1978
Gypsy family by Mary Waterson1978
Song for a Dark Queen by Rosemary Sutcliff1978
Come to Mecca by Farrukh Dhondy1979
A comprehensive education, 1965-1975 by Roger Mills1979
Aborigines by Virginia Luling1980
Green Bough of Liberty by David Rees1980
Machine Breakers by Angela Bull1980
Mrs Plug the Plumber by Allan Ahlberg1980
Have You Started Yet?: All about Getting Your Period...Period! by Ruth Thomson1981
A Strong and Willing Girl by Dorothy Edwards1981
Welcome Home, Jellybean by Marlene Fanta Shyer1982
When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs1982
Will of Iron (Knockouts) by Gerard Melia1983
Brother in the Land by Robert Swindells1984
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams1984
Coalmining Women: Victorian Lives and Campaigns (Women in History) by Angela V. John1984
Talking in Whispers by James Watson1984
Who Lies Inside by Timothy Ireland1984
Comfort Herself by Geraldine Kaye1985
Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverley Naidoo1985
Motherland: West Indian Women to Britain in the 1950s by Elyse Dodgson1985
Vila: An Adventure Story by Sarah Baylis1985
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton1986
Starry Night by Martin Waddell1986
Me (The Terraced House Books) by Peter C. Heaslip1987
Push Me, Pull Me by Sandra Chick1987
Say it Again, Granny: Twenty Poems from Caribbean Proverbs by John Agard1987

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The Children's Rights Workshop's Other Award (1975-1987) was established as an irritant and counter to the Carnegie. the Kate Greenaway and the Guardian "children's literature awards which were perceived as uncritical and conservative in their selection process". The judges tended to select texts "which were politically correct and reflected the world as it really was, whilst maintaining a high literary standard". (Mieke K. T. Desmet, Babysitting the Reader)

See also Books for Keeps : the children's book magazine, no. 53 (Nov. 1988).

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