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What I've Learned

What I've Learned

Posted on 29th Jul, 2016 by Sally Campbell

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!)

Winning the Waterstones Children's Book Prize by David Solomons

Winning the Waterstones Children's Book Prize by David Solomons

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.

Children's Book of the Month: My Brother is a Superhero

Children's Book of the Month: My Brother is a Superhero

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.

My Brother is a Superhero wins The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016

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.

Waterstones Children’s Prize 2016 shortlists: Younger Fiction

Here is our introduction to the six shortlisted titles in the younger fiction category.

Waterstones Children’s Prize 2016 shortlists: Illustrated Books

Here is our introduction to the six shortlisted titles in the illustrated books category.

Children's Book of the Month: Blown Away

Our Children's Book of the Month is the wonderful, Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning, Blown Away by Rob Biddulph.

Rob Biddulph's 'Blown Away' wins the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize

We're fighting an unbelievable urge to make some sort of 'we were Blown Away' pun. We're strong. We can beat this.

A closer look at the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize nominees

A closer look at the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize nominees

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.

2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlists announced

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.

Review of the Year 2014: Part One

Review of the Year 2014: Part One

Posted on 24th Dec, 2014 by Waterstones

Another year is coming to a close, but oh, what a year it's been! In this, the first of three posts, we take a look at the book highlights from 2014, from January to April.

"Eva Ibbotson taught me that the world is as large as we make it"

"Eva Ibbotson taught me that the world is as large as we make it"

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.