The winners of the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards were announced on Monday – and My Brother is a Superhero, the incredible debut children’s novel by David Solomons, was shortlisted in the 9+ fiction category!
And even though My Brother is a Superhero did not, on the night, win (beaten by the very worthy Hamish and the Worldstoppers), we could not be prouder of the book: it 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 read more about the awards here – and you can find My Brother is a Superhero in Sainsbury’s stores now. Congratulations, David!