The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, administered by Coventry SLS, were held last week in the form of a glitzy, star-studded ceremony.
The winners in each of the children's categories, as voted for by young readers via Coventry City Council's website, were as follows:
Never Too Young
A Very Strange Creature by Ronda Armitage (Illus. by Layn Marlow)
What's the Story?
Black Dog by Levi Penfold
Raring 2 Read
The Beast by Ann Evans
Read it or Else!
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
Simply The Book
This Is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees
Our Favourite Classics
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
Many of the winning authors were in attendance to receive their awards, as was Quentin Blake, who accepted the inaugural 'Lifetime Inspiration Award'.
For more information about the awards, including the original shortlists in each category, click here.