Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winners

The Book Sense Book of the Year Award, also known as the BSBY Award, was inaugurated at BookExpo America 2000. The books on each list represent a comb ...more

Winners

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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4.33 avg rating — 832,886 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2008)
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Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case o...

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4.28 avg rating — 22,742 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2008)
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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4.23 avg rating — 132,272 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2008)
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...

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4.03 avg rating — 86,678 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2008)
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I Feel Bad about My Neck: A...

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3.64 avg rating — 31,559 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2007)
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Owen and Mzee: The True Sto...

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4.26 avg rating — 2,116 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2007)
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Water for Elephants

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4.06 avg rating — 1,076,910 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2007)
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The Book Thief

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4.36 avg rating — 1,218,374 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007)
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The Historian

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3.76 avg rating — 202,710 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Best Adult Fiction (2006)
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Freakonomics: A Rogue Econo...

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3.93 avg rating — 537,557 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2006)
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Inkspell (Inkworld, #2)

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3.90 avg rating — 88,170 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2006)
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Zen Shorts

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4.24 avg rating — 10,647 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2006)
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Duck for President

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4.01 avg rating — 6,301 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2005)
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Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Ve...

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3.71 avg rating — 22,825 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2005)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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3.80 avg rating — 147,937 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2005)
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Shadow Divers

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4.26 avg rating — 18,511 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2005)
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The Secret Life of Bees

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4.01 avg rating — 912,425 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2004)
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How I Became a Pirate

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4.07 avg rating — 21,183 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2004)
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Eragon (The Inheritance Cyc...

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3.85 avg rating — 1,084,842 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2004)
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert L...

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3.78 avg rating — 1,519,939 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2004)
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Reading Lolita in Tehran

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3.57 avg rating — 96,728 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2004)
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs ...

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3.96 avg rating — 41,033 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2003)
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The Thief Lord

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3.95 avg rating — 66,966 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2003)
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters fr...

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4.19 avg rating — 6,912 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2003)
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Bel Canto

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3.92 avg rating — 194,430 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2003)
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The Children of Green Knowe...

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4.01 avg rating — 6,840 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2003)
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The Lovely Bones

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3.77 avg rating — 1,614,930 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2003)
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Peace Like a River

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3.97 avg rating — 60,007 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2002)
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The Sisterhood of the Trave...

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3.75 avg rating — 523,153 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2002)
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My Father's Dragon (My Fath...

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4.09 avg rating — 25,833 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2002)
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