This Year's Children's Book Award winners are:
Older Readers Category: Derek Landy's Skullduggery Pleasant
Younger Children Category: Penguin by Polly Dunbar
Younger Readers: Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell.
Skullduggery Pleasant also won the overall award.
The Award was founded in 1980 and has been sponsored by Red House since 2001. What sets this award apart from other children's book awards is that the award winning books are chosen by children. Hundreds of books are read each year by children from all over the UK. A shortlist is compiled and the children then vote for their favourites. The Award Ceremony is held at the annual Guardian Hay Festival in June For more about the awards, including other shortlisted entries and previous winners, visit www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk