The winners of each category then compete for the overall 'Best Book' prize, which is worth £25,000.
The books shortlisted for the children's prize are:
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
- Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
- The Lady and the Squire by Terry Jones
- The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Which book do you think should win? You can vote for your favourite by clicking on the link at the top right of this page..