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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4.27 avg rating — 28,394 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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4.22 avg rating — 176,539 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 — 106,905 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2008)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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4.41 avg rating — 1,380,497 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2008)
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Water for Elephants

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4.10 avg rating — 1,527,197 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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3.72 avg rating — 63,062 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 — 2,452 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2007)
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The Book Thief

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4.39 avg rating — 2,273,193 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007)
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Inkspell (Inkworld, #2)

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3.93 avg rating — 120,573 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2006)
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Zen Shorts

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4.25 avg rating — 13,019 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 — 256,672 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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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 806,488 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2006)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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3.85 avg rating — 222,693 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2005)
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Shadow Divers

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4.33 avg rating — 28,484 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2005)
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Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Ve...

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3.73 avg rating — 29,669 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2005)
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Duck for President

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4.03 avg rating — 7,511 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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4.08 avg rating — 1,226,551 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2004)
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How I Became a Pirate

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4.09 avg rating — 25,377 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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3.93 avg rating — 1,635,792 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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3.90 avg rating — 2,200,191 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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3.64 avg rating — 129,696 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 — 265,557 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 — 8,830 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2003)
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Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters fr...

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4.22 avg rating — 8,726 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 — 53,810 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2003)
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The Lovely Bones

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3.84 avg rating — 2,225,340 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2003)
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The Thief Lord

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3.98 avg rating — 93,593 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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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 86,341 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 — 157,954 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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3.82 avg rating — 674,193 ratings
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2002)
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