Jonny Duddle wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize

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Waterstones Winners

The concept artist for Aardman film The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, has been named winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door - about a family of pirates who move to the quiet seaside town, Dull-On-Sea - picked up the £3,000 award on the same day the British animation, starring Hugh Grant and Salma Hayek, was released in cinemas.

The title was also named best picture book, winning Duddle an additional £2,000.

Liz Pichon's The Brilliant World of Tom Gates was named the winner of the best fiction award for children aged 5-12 and Jenny Downham the best teenage title for You Against Me.

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