The Awards are divided into three catergories. The winner of the Bookbug Readers Category (0-7 years) was Ross Collins for this picture book ‘Dear Vampa’ (published byHodder Children’s Books).
Debut author Ross MacKenzie won the Younger Readers Category (8-11 Years) for his first novel, Zac and the Dream Pirates (published byChicken House).
Finally, teenage fiction author Nicola Morgan, based in Edinburgh, won the Older Readers Category (12-16 Years) for Wasted (published byWalker).
The Scottish Children’s Book Awards also encourage children to write for themselves by holding a book review competition, which attracts hundreds of entries from children all over the country.
The Scottish Book Trust is Scotland’s leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing. Originally set up by the Scottish Arts Council in 1999, the Scottish Children’s Book Awards are now run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland. They’re supported by the Times Educational Supplement Scotland (TESS) and Waterstones.