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Spooky winner for Red House Children’s Book Award

Corgi title Spooky Spooky House by Andrew Weale and illustrated by Lee Wildish has won this year’s Red House Children's Book Award.

The book won the Younger Children category before going on to be named overall winner, while Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross (HarperCollins Children's Books), scooped the top prize in the Younger Readers category. The Medusa Project: Hit Squad by Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster Children's Books) won in the Older Readers category.

The awards are run by the Federation of Children's Book Groups (FCBG), with more than 53,000 votes cast by children for the top ten books in this year's shortlist. More than 800 books were submitted over the course of the year for the award.

Chair of the FCBG National Executive Julia Miller said: "This year's award has been another fantastic event. Spooky Spooky House has proven its appeal to children of all ages, and is a wonderful winner of the award. Our congratulations to Andrew and Lee."