Friday, 24 February 2012

Scottish Children's Book Awards

More than 23,000 children from all over Scotland have voted for their favourite books of 2011.

A debut author, Ross Mackenzie triumphed in the Younger readers category (8-11) with Zac and the Dream Pirates, about a boy with a magical granny who enters dream world and must battle the Dream Pirates who are responsible for nightmares.

In the Bookbug readers category (0-7 years), the winner was Ross Collins's picture book, Dear Vampa, about a vampire family who are baffled by the behaviour of their new neighbours.

Nicola Morgan took the Older readers (12-16) prize with Wasted, a boy-meets-girl book about what-ifs.

The awards took place at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

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