Winners of the 2015 Scottish Children’s Book Awards announced

Ross Collins, Alex McCall and Cathy McPhaill win after over 28,000 votes are cast

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Winners of the 2015 Scottish Children’s Book Awards announced

Alex McCall

The winners of the Scottish Children's Book Awards have been revealed. Scotland's largest children's book awards celebrate excellence in Scottish writing, with three age categories: Bookbug Readers (ages 3-7), Younger Readers (ages 3-11) and Older Readers (ages 12-16).

The winners are decided by Scottish children, and this year more than 28,000 children across the country voted for their favourite books.

BOOKBUG READERS

Nominees
Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten – Alison Murray
Robot Rumpus – Ross Collins
Lost for Words – Natalie Russell

Winner
Robot Rumpus – Ross Collins
Collins' illustrations in Robot Rumpus (written by Sean Taylor) help give a picture of what would happen if robots were forced to cater to humans' every needs.

YOUNGER READERS

Nominees
Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion – Alexander McCall Smith
Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens – Alex McCall
Pyrate's Boy – E B Collin

Winner
Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens – Alex McCall
At the age of 21, McCall is one of the youngest authors to win for his quirky book that's packed full of hilarity, adventure and chicken jokes.

OLDER READERS

Nominees
Dark Spell – Gill Arbuthnott
The Wall – William Sutcliffe
Mosi's War – Cathy MacPhail

Winner
Mosi's War – Cathy MacPhail
Winner of two previous Scottish Children's Book Awards, this time it's MacPhail's young adult thriller – a tale of child soldiers, set in Glasgow – that takes her to victory.

Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens - Book Trailer

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