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Surrey Schools' Book of the Year

Surrey Schools Book of the Year

Surrey Schools' Book of the Year is a "student's choice" book award program of the Surrey School District. Grade 4-7 students can begin reading as early as September and should strive to read or listen to as many teacher-librarian nominated titles as they can. Students in participating schools receive a ballot from their school at the end of May. Surrey Libraries is a proud supporter of this highly successful and popular reader chosen award.

2013-2014 Nominees

Borrow this year's nominated books! Find them by list in the library catalogue:

Picture Books

Children's Fiction

Teen Fiction

> More at the Surrey Schools' Book of The Year website and Picture Book of The Year website
and more teens at Surrey Teens Read


Previous Winners

Year Title Author

The Red Pyramid - Fiction

Chalk - Picture Book

Rick Riordan

Bill Thomson


How to Steal a Dog- Fiction

Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed- Picture Book  

Barbara O'Connor

J. C. Phillipps


Rapunzel's Revenge- Fiction            

The Pencil - Picture Book

Shannon and Dean Hale

Allan Ahlberg


The Stonekeeper (Amulet Book 1) - Fiction

Help Me, Mr. Mutt! - Picture Book

Kazu Kibuishi

Janet Stevens

2007/08 Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz
2006/07 Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) Christopher Paolini
2005/06 Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism Georgia Byng
2004/05 The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles #1) Tony DiTerlizzi
2003/04 Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
2002/03 Little Wolf's Book of Badness Ian Whybrow
2001/02 The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis
2000/01 Holes Louis Sachar
1999/00 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone J.K. Rowling
1998/99 Awake and Dreaming Kit Pearson
1997/98 Poppy Avi
1996/97 Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech
1995/96 The Giver Lois Lowry
1994/95 The Biggest Klutz in Fifth Grade Bill Wallace
1993/94 How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage Linda Bailey
1992/93 The Sky is Falling Kit Pearson
1991/92 Secret of the Cards Sonia Craddock
1990/91 There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom Louis Sachar
1989/90 Hatchet Gary Paulsen
1988/89 Pop Bottles Ken Roberts
1987/88 Sixth Grade Sleep Over Eve Bunting
1986/87 Ralph S. Mouse Beverly Cleary
1985/86 Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days Stephen Manes
1984/85 The Secret of Spirit Mountain Helen Olson
1983/84 The Toothpaste Genie Sandy Duncan
1982/83 Ramona and her Mother Beverly Cleary
1981/82 Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood Ellen Conford
1980/81 The Pinballs Betsy Byers
1979/80 The Goof That Won the Pennant Jonah Kalb
1978/79 Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl
1977/78 Freaky Friday Mary Rodgers
1976/77 Me and My Little Brain John Fitzgerald
1975/76 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl
1974/75 The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary
1973/74 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
1972/73 Charlotte's Web E.B. White