Solomons wins 2016 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
In the UK, David Solomons’ My Brother is a Superhero (Nosy Crow) has won the 2016 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, reports the Bookseller. Waterstones children’s buyer Florentyna Martin described the book as ‘that rare thing; a hugely funny book for young readers that is also rip-roaringly exciting’. She said: ‘It is infused with the spirit of larger than life heroes and colourful comic book trivia that enthrals younger readers and delights superhero fans of all ages, yet at its heart is a touching relationship between siblings.’ Solomons’ book also won the best young fiction category. The winners of the other two categories were: The Bear and the Piano (David Litchfield, Frances Lincoln) for best illustrated book and The Art of Being Normal (Lisa Williamson, David Fickling Books) for best older fiction. Each category winner is presented with a cash prize of £2000 (A$3789), with Solomons receiving an additional £3000 (A$5683) as the overall winner.