Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell has been announced as the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize, now in its tenth year, celebrated on Thursday 3rd April at a ceremony at Waterstones’ flagship Piccadilly store, the largest bookshop in Europe. The prize champions new and emerging talent in children's writing and is unique in that it is solely voted for by booksellers.

"The 2014 category winners are each of an outstanding quality which our booksellers have delighted in unearthing and passionately championing. As in past years, the Prize gives us the chance to shine a spotlight on these books ensuring that more readers discover wonderful new authors and illustrators, and we are immensely proud of the successes achieved by ten years of winners."

James Daunt, Managing Director for Waterstones

The lucky winners can be seen below or you can read more on the Waterstones blog.

Best Fiction for 5 - 12s - Winner

Best Picture Book - Winner

Best Book for Teens - Winner

Best Fiction for 5-12s and overall winner

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

"Katherine Rundell's Rooftoppers is a hugely deserving winner of the 10th Children's Book Prize: it already feels like a classic. Her lyrical writing style is immediately charming, effortlessly taking the reader on magical flights of fancy over the English Channel and up onto the rooftops of Paris."

Melissa Cox, Children's New Titles Buyer for Waterstones

Best Picture Book - Winner

Open Very Carefully by Nicola O'Bryne

Open Very Carefully by Nicola O'Byrne

"O'Byrne makes the reader an active participant and confidant in this riotous takeover of Hans Christian Anderson's iconic tale. The illustrations - some of the boldest I've seen - leap off the page with joy."

Melissa Cox, Children's New Titles Buyer for Waterstones

Best Book for Teens - Winner

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

"Providing light relief from the current trend for dark themes in teen fiction, Geek Girl - inspired by Smale's experiences as a model - has, quite rightly, won an army of fans for its comic take on the abiding awkwardness of being a teenager."

Melissa Cox, Children's New Titles Buyer for Waterstones

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