The shortlist for the 2017 Derbyshire Schools’ Book Award has been announced, and we’re absolutely thrilled that it includes My Brother is a Superhero, the debut children’s novel by David Solomons!
The award, run by the Association of Derbyshire Librarians in Schools, aims to get as many students reading and voting for their favourite book.
The recipient of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the British Book Industry Awards Children’s Book of the Year award, My Brother is a Superhero is an absolutely amazing story: super-exciting, laugh-out-loud funny, and with enough heart to fill an entire galaxy.
Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year-old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zach. Luke’s only mistake is to need a wee right at the wrong moment. While he’s gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers, then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zach is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends only have five days to find him and save the world…
Here’s a look inside the book:
You can find out more about the Derbyshire Schools’ Book Award here. The winner will be announced in just over two week’s time – good luck, David!