The Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 Younger Fiction And Overall Winner:
My Brother Is a Superhero by David Solomon 



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Simultaneously bagging the night’s Best Younger Fiction category, My Brother is a Superhero is a hugely funny riot of a book, charting the misadventures of desperate-wannabe superhero Luke Parker and his actual – by a cruel twist of fate – superhero brother Zack.  Penned by Five Children and It screenwriter David Solomons, our Children’s buyer Florentyna Martin was left deeply impressed by the sheer quality of its writing. ‘It is infused with the spirit of larger than life heroes and colourful comic book trivia,’ she noted, ‘yet at its heart is a touching relationship between siblings… so brilliantly plotted that one never knows what to expect next.’
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Younger Fiction Shortlist

Bird
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Witch Wars
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Darkmouth
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The Clockwork Sparrow
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The Blackthorn Key
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My Brother Is a Superhero
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Older Fiction Winner

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In a time when issues of gender and identity cut to the quick in challenging society’s current values, Lisa Williamson’s The Art of Being Normal couldn’t have arrived at a more important or receptive moment. Its gripping narrative of two friends, bound by their very differences to the ‘normal’, will strike a chord in many. For Florentyna, ‘books like this help young people going through the uncertainties of growing up to understand they are not alone, whilst at the same time delivering a compelling story with characters that could have stepped out of your local school.’
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Older Fiction Shortlist

The Accident Season
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I'll Give You the Sun
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The Sin Eater's Daughter
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Thirteen Days of Midnight
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Seed
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The Art of Being Normal
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Illustrated Book Winner

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David Litchfield’s The Bear and the Piano is the launch of an incandescent new talent into the lively and always-surprising arena of the picture book. In a series of gorgeously rendered images, Litchfield manages to weave a properly-affecting tale of fulfilling dreams and the importance of friendship, all via an amazing bear that just happens to play the piano. ‘Litchfield’s moving tale is full of light and shade, warmth and emotion,’ said Florentyna, ‘and the layers of beautifully detailed illustration make it a joy to read again and again.’

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Illustrated Books Shortlist

Hector and Hummingbird
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Super Happy Magic Forest
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The Crow's Tale
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Have You Seen Elephant?
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The Bear and the Piano
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Previous Winners

Within the pages of these previous prize winners, you will find magical tales of musical bears, frolicking unicorns, witches and superheroes. The casts of characters will evoke laughter and tears, while fantastical plots whisk you off on adventures, intrigue you with their mysteries and help shape a different point of view.

The Hate U Give
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The Girl of Ink & Stars
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My Brother Is a Superhero
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Blown Away
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Rooftoppers
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Ketchup Clouds
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The Pirates Next Door
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Artichoke Hearts
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The Great Hamster Massacre
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The Thirteen Treasures
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Ways to Live Forever
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Darkside NE
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The Diamond of Drury Lane
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The Cry of the Icemark
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