Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Awards 2009
The winners of the 2009 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books have been announced. The awards, which were voted for by nearly 30,000 schoolchildren from every Scottish education authority, are run by Scottish Book Trust.
The shortlisted books have all been transcribed into Braille and audio formats by the RNIB (Scotland). Each winner receives a cheque for £3,000.
The winners this year are:
Early Years Category
- Manfred The Baddie
- Paperback - Quercus
Manfred the Baddie is the baddest baddie of all. He kidnaps brilliant inventors and forces them to build him diabolical crime machines. But the day comes when he realises he is so bad that nobody likes him. Can Manfred change his ways?
Younger Readers Category
- First Aid For Fairies And Other Fabled Beasts
- Paperback - Kelpies
A skilful blend of fable and fiction as Helen embarks on an exciting race through Scotland's diverse landscapes, accompanied by an array of creatures from mythology and folklore.
Older Readers Category
- Ostrich Boys
- Paperback - Definitions
Kenny, Sim and Blake are about to embark on a remarkable journey of friendship. Stealing the urn containing the ashes of their best friend Ross, they set out from Cleethorpes on the east coast to travel the 261 miles to the tiny hamlet of Ross in Dumfries and Galloway.