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 ...more

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Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case o...

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4.26 avg rating — 28,166 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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4.21 avg rating — 165,544 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2008)
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...

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4.04 avg rating — 100,113 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2008)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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4.38 avg rating — 1,162,381 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2008)
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Water for Elephants

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4.09 avg rating — 1,388,829 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2007)
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I Feel Bad About My Neck: A...

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3.71 avg rating — 50,891 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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4.28 avg rating — 2,404 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2007)
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The Book Thief

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4.37 avg rating — 1,853,156 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007)
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Inkspell (Inkworld, #2)

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3.91 avg rating — 112,060 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 — 12,593 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2006)
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The Historian

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3.79 avg rating — 244,769 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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3.98 avg rating — 715,666 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2006)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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3.82 avg rating — 201,933 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2005)
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Shadow Divers

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4.31 avg rating — 25,272 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2005)
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Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Ve...

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3.71 avg rating — 28,567 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2005)
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Duck for President

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4.02 avg rating — 7,227 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2005)
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The Secret Life of Bees

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4.06 avg rating — 1,123,304 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2004)
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How I Became a Pirate

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4.08 avg rating — 24,969 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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3.90 avg rating — 1,449,973 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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3.86 avg rating — 1,949,315 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2004)
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A...

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3.61 avg rating — 119,537 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2004)
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Bel Canto

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3.93 avg rating — 241,631 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2003)
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The Children of Green Knowe...

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4.02 avg rating — 8,407 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2003)
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters fr...

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4.21 avg rating — 8,324 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2003)
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs ...

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3.95 avg rating — 50,186 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2003)
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The Lovely Bones

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3.82 avg rating — 2,027,100 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2003)
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The Thief Lord

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3.96 avg rating — 87,847 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2003)
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Peace Like a River

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3.99 avg rating — 80,574 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2002)
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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4.21 avg rating — 146,615 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2002)
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The Sisterhood of the Trave...

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3.80 avg rating — 627,553 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2002)
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