This past Saturday, the winners of the Children’s Book Awards were announced – and we were absolutely thrilled and delighted that My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, won not only its Books for Younger Readers category, but also the overall Children’s Book Award!
The Children’s Book Award (formerly known as the Red House children’s book award) was founded in 1980 by the FCBG to celebrate the books that children themselves love reading, and is the only national prize for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children themselves. It’s a huge honour, and we are so happy for Pamela and Thomas, and the FANTASTIC My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat – a laugh-out-loud funny book that perfectly captures the craziness of primary school for 7+ year olds.
The third zippy tale in this truly zany series sees Izzy and her friends plunged into more primary school pandemonium when they notice that their slightly scary new headteacher has the blinds drawn in his office during the day, and has banned garlic bread at lunchtimes. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? There can only be one explanation: he is DEFINITELY a vampire rat. Now they just have to come up with a plan to vanquish him…
Here’s a look inside My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat:
Congratulations, Pamela and Thomas!