The new Booktrust Best Book Awards winners announced in July were chosen by 12,000 children nationwide and this year, in some categories, books that deal with real challenges facing young people have proved popular.
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ has had over 70 readers rating it 5 star. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten
• 0-5 BEST PICTURE BOOK – Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins, the creator of Maisy – which sold more than 28 million copies around the world and has its own popular TV show.
• 6-8 BEST STORY – Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis.
• 9-11 BEST STORY – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney. 30 readers rate this 5 star
• 9-11 BEST FACT – Operation Ouch!: Your Brilliant Body by Doctor Chris and Xand van Tulleken.
• 12-14 BEST STORY – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Over 70 readers rate it 5 star