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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4.29 avg rating — 26,316 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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4.24 avg rating — 151,797 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 — 94,759 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2008)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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4.36 avg rating — 1,040,681 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2008)
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Water for Elephants

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4.08 avg rating — 1,279,270 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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3.68 avg rating — 42,113 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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4.27 avg rating — 2,370 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 — 1,643,876 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007)
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Inkspell (Inkworld, #2)

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3.92 avg rating — 100,805 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 — 12,288 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2006)
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The Historian

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3.78 avg rating — 231,451 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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3.96 avg rating — 643,240 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 — 181,581 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2005)
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Shadow Divers

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4.29 avg rating — 23,430 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2005)
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Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Ve...

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3.72 avg rating — 26,452 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 — 6,965 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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4.04 avg rating — 1,056,251 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 — 23,878 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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3.89 avg rating — 1,326,970 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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3.83 avg rating — 1,766,109 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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3.60 avg rating — 110,452 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 — 226,706 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 — 8,144 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2003)
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters fr...

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4.20 avg rating — 8,098 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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3.97 avg rating — 46,802 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2003)
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The Lovely Bones

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3.80 avg rating — 1,876,864 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 — 82,341 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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Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2002)
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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4.22 avg rating — 134,360 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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3.78 avg rating — 589,310 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2002)
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