David Solomons is the author of this year’s Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning title, the riotous My Brother is a Superhero. The book is the first in a serious that features comic-mad Luke and his newly 'empowered' brother Zack; it is followed by the equally hilarious My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord. Here, the author shares some writerly-wisdom and a few insights into what it is like to win the prestigious prize (if we do say so ourselves!)
Posted on 15th Apr, 2016 by David Solomons
David Solomons discusses his prize-winning book, My Brother Is A Superhero, and why winning the award was like watching Superman The Movie for the first time.
Posted on 1st Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell & Peter Whitehead
David Solomons' hilarious comics caper is both the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and this months Children's Book of the Month.
Posted on 17th Mar, 2016 by Sally Campbell & Peter Whitehead
The winner of this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons, was announced at special celebration event at our flagship bookshop in Piccadilly.
Posted on 26th Feb, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Here is our introduction to the six shortlisted titles in the younger fiction category.
Posted on 19th Feb, 2016 by Sally Campbell
Here is our introduction to the six shortlisted titles in the illustrated books category.
Posted on 27th Mar, 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien
We're fighting an unbelievable urge to make some sort of 'we were Blown Away' pun. We're strong. We can beat this.
Posted on 13th Feb, 2015 by Isabel Popple
With this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlists now announced, we've asked one of our experts on children's books, Isabel Popple, for a closer look at every title. She has come through spectacularly. Below you'll find everything you need to know about this year's nominees.
Posted on 12th Feb, 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien
The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize champions new and emerging talent within three categories: illustrated books; fiction for ages 5-12; and teen books. Now in its 11th year, this year's shortlists seem to have a detective theme with six titles in which children are left to their own devices to solve mysteries, reminiscent of old favourites like Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series.
Posted on 2nd May, 2014 by Katherine Rundell
Author of Rooftoppers, this year's winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Katherine Rundell explains why our Children's Book of the Month Journey to the River Sea was and remains a powerful source of inspiration.
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