Robot rumpus, Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens and Mosi’s War were announced yesterday as the winning titles of this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards after 28,000 children across Scotland cast their vote. Thanks to Scottish Book Trust, who organised the Awards, for sending me their press release and to Rob McDougall who took these fabulous pictures.
Ross Collins and Sean Taylor are the joint winners of the Bookbug Readers (3-7 years) category for their book Robot Rumpus. Also pictured are Ashton and Michelle from Craigroyston Primary.
Alex McCall wins the Younger Readers (8-11) category for his debut novel, Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens. For more on Alex, see my Children’s Literature blog. Here, he’s with Aaron and Rachel from Buckstone Primary.
Finally, Cathy MacPhail is the winner of the Older Readers (12-16) category for Mosi’s War, marking the third time she has won a Scottish Children’s Book Award. Her companions are Adam and Kenzie from Wester Hailes Education Centre.
Congratulations to them all!