The best children's books, as chosen by children

The comedian-turned-author David Walliams and the Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman have both been shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award 2015, the only national award for children’s books that is entirely voted for by children themselves.

Here are the writers in the running:

Books for younger children

Dragon Loves Penguin – Debi Gliori The Day the Crayons Quit – Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt Go to Sleep or I Let Loose The Leopard – Steve Cole and Bruce Ingman That Is Not a Good Idea – Mo Willems

Books for younger readers

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher – Pamela Butchart The Bomber Dog – Megan Rix Demon Dentist – David Walliams

Books for older readers

Noble Conflict – Malorie Blackman Prince of the Icemark – Stuart Hill Split Second – Sophie McKenzie

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