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Waterstones' award winners announced
31/03/2017

Waterstones' award winners announced


Kiran Millwood Hargrave has been announced as the overall winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 with her debut novel, The Girl of Ink & Stars (Chicken House).

Waterstones' children's buyer Florentyna Martin compared the book to the mythical atmosphere of Pullman's His Dark Materials: "Kiran's storytelling prowess takes a tale already rich with invention and delivers a fantasy of real emotional heft."

MD James Daunt added, "We have a sensationally good winner, a work of imagination and drive that will command a special place on the bookshelves of many generations of readers to come."

In addition to securing her victory as overall winner, The Girl of Ink & Stars was also pronounced winner of the Younger Fiction category. Lizzy Stewart's There's a Tiger in the Garden (Frances Lincoln) won the Illustrated Books category and the urban drama Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder) took the Older Fiction category.

The winner takes home a £5000 prize and support from the nationwide network of Waterstones stores.


Here are the titles the winning books were up against in the full Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist:


Illustrated Books:

The Bear Who Stared by Duncan Beedie (Templar - Bonnier)

Life is Magic by Meg McLaren (Andersen Press)

Super Stan by Matt Robertson (Orchard Books - Hachette)

The Journey by Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye)

Tiger in a Tutu by Fabi Santiago (Orchard Books - Hachette)

There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart (Frances Lincoln)


Younger Fiction:

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (Usborne)

Captain Pug by Laura James (Bloomsbury)

Beetle Boy by M G Leonard (Chicken House)

The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (HarperCollins)

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Corgi – Penguin Random House)


Older Fiction:

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager (Walker)

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield (Egmont)

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder - Hachette)

The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy (Pushkin)

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (Bodley Head)

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Corgi – Penguin Random House)



 
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