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

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Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case o...

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4.29 avg rating — 26,094 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 — 148,633 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 — 92,933 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 — 1,003,255 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 — 1,243,584 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 — 39,593 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 — 2,330 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 — 1,568,832 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 — 97,927 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 — 12,158 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 — 226,669 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 — 620,072 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 — 175,434 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 — 22,658 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 — 25,896 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 — 6,875 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 — 1,031,217 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 — 23,357 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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3.88 avg rating — 1,285,181 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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3.82 avg rating — 1,717,962 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 — 107,757 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 — 222,029 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 — 8,034 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 — 7,912 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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3.96 avg rating — 45,444 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2003)
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The Lovely Bones

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3.79 avg rating — 1,832,232 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 — 76,520 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 — 69,217 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 — 130,480 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 — 578,938 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2002)
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