Waterstones Children’s book prize winner announced



Blown Away, a picture book by Rob Biddulph has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

Melissa Cox from Waterstones said, “The test of a good picture book is not how good it is on first reading, but how enjoyable it is on its fiftieth. Blown Away more than delivers – its whimsical, madcap plot engages immediately and its rhythmic text drives the story along while the illustrations charm and thrill on every page. It is truly wonderful, and a very worthy winner.”

Blown Away, named Best Illustrated Book of the year, beat Sally Green’s Half Bad, winner of Best Fiction for Teenagers and Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens, winner of Best Younger Fiction.

Well done to all the authors. We’ll look forward to reading them. Olivia, my niece, is very excited at the thought of reading Blown Away!


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