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 — 25,255 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 — 143,832 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 — 90,630 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2008)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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4.35 avg rating — 943,010 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2008)
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I Feel Bad about My Neck: A...

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3.66 avg rating — 36,377 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2007)
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Water for Elephants

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4.07 avg rating — 1,179,061 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2007)
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Owen and Mzee: The True Sto...

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4.27 avg rating — 2,253 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2007)
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The Book Thief

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4.36 avg rating — 1,447,217 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 — 94,950 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2006)
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The Historian

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3.78 avg rating — 219,327 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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3.95 avg rating — 581,996 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2006)
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Zen Shorts

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4.24 avg rating — 11,759 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2006)
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Duck for President

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4.02 avg rating — 6,684 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2005)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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3.81 avg rating — 167,501 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2005)
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Shadow Divers

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4.27 avg rating — 21,098 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 — 25,044 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2005)
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The Secret Life of Bees

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4.02 avg rating — 990,155 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 — 22,700 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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3.87 avg rating — 1,221,113 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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3.81 avg rating — 1,644,945 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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3.59 avg rating — 103,711 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 — 43,850 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 — 1,764,103 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2003)
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The Children of Green Knowe...

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4.01 avg rating — 7,667 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2003)
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Bel Canto

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3.93 avg rating — 213,198 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Paperback (2003)
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The Thief Lord

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3.95 avg rating — 71,782 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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4.20 avg rating — 7,619 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Illustrated (2003)
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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4.21 avg rating — 124,792 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2002)
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Peace Like a River

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3.98 avg rating — 65,336 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2002)
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My Father's Dragon (My Fath...

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4.09 avg rating — 29,506 ratings Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Rediscovery (2002)
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