The friend of British bookstore Waterstones and Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, was on hand to award screenwriter David Solomons the overall Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 for his debut novel My Brother is a Superhero at a ceremony held at the bookstore's flagship shop in Piccadilly, London. This same evening also saw Chris recognise three further category winners – Best Younger Fiction, Best Older Fiction and Best Illustrated – with David additionally walking away with the Best Younger Fiction trophy.
David Solomons as the overall winner was presented with a cheque for £5000 to recognise his category and overall wins, whilst David Litchfield and Lisa Williamson received £2000 each for their respective category victories.
And the winners are:
The winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 is
'My Brother is a Superhero' by David Solomons
The winner of the Best Illustrated Book Category is
'The Bear and The Piano' by David Litchfield
The winner of the Best Older Fiction Category is
'The Art of Being Normal' by Lisa Williamson