2015 Waterstone’s Book Prize Winners

The winners of the 2015 Waterstone’s Book Prize have been announced. This UK prize has three age groups and then an overall winner selected from those three. This year the overall winner was a debut book and also only the second picture book to take the overall prize.

OVERALL WINNER

Blown Away

Blown Away by Rob Biddulph

 

BEST TEEN BOOK

Half Bad (Half Bad, #1)

Half Bad by Sally Green

 

BEST YOUNG FICTION

Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong, #1)

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Last Couple Weeks’ Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts in the last couple weeks that I think are cool:

Women's History Picture Books: Few things are as fascinating to a child as realizing that the amazing “character” and “story” she just read are true. Not only is it a great way for kids to learn about historical figures, both famous and obscure, but it’s tremendously inspiring to know that they, too, could grow up to change the world.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

. @EliotSchrefer recommends these picture books: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2015/03/15/childrens-books-misfits-yeti-and-the-bird/24451007/ …

We Need Diverse Books™ | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents http://buff.ly/1O06Xde #weneeddiversebooks #kidlit

EBOOKS

What We Got Wrong About Books http://buff.ly/1FogqHJ #ebooks #reading

Virginia Woolf, on secondhand books. Love.

LIBRARIES

HOW DO YOU DESIGN THE LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE? — Medium http://buff.ly/1EHrmyJ #libraries

Mobile Pop-Up Libraries: 12 Temporary & Traveling Book Lenders http://buff.ly/1ArMDs3 #libraries