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John Fardell, Lari Don and Keith Gray have been named as this year's winners for the 2009 Royal Mail Awards, Scotland's largest children's Book Prize which is voted for exclusively by Scottish children themselves.

Author/Illustrator John Fardell won the Early Years category (0-7) for his first picture book Manfred the Baddie (Quercus).

Lari Don won the Younger Readers category (8-11) for her first book First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts (Floris Books).

Keith Gray won the Older Readers category (12-16) for the acclaimed Ostrich Boys (Random House).

They will each receive £3,000.

Anna Gibbons, Children's Programme Manager at Scottish Book Trust commented:
"These awards have been our biggest ever with nearly 30,000 children in every area of Scotland taking part, including reluctant readers and those with visual or physical impairments. Thousands of young readers have read, debated, reviewed and most of all enjoyed a selection of the best Scottish children's books of the year - we're really proud of their achievement."

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