The Explorer wins Costa Children’s Book of the Year 2017!

Posted on January 8, 2018

Huge congratulations to Katherine Rundell who has won theCosta Children‘s Book of the Year 2017 ! It was an outstanding shortlist in an outstanding year for children’s books, but our decision was happily and conclusively unanimous for this wonderful classic in the making.

Now the category winners have been announced, we have the small task of choosing the Costa Book of the Year…

The winner, to be selected by a panel of judges chaired by novelist Wendy Holden and comprising authors and category judges Moniza Alvi, Simon Garfield, Freya North, Sophie Raworth and myself, joined by Contributing Editor, British Vogue, Laura Bailey, author and presenter, Fern Britton and actor Art Malik, will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by presenter and broadcaster Penny Smith at Quaglino’s in central London on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Just a reminder of the full children’s shortlist this year – every one a must read.

Sarah Crossan Moonrise Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Lissa Evans Wed Wabbit David Fickling Books
Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Island at the End of Everything Chicken House