Before I tell you the winners, I wanted to explain how beautifully the bookstore had been decorated for the award, Waterstones Piccadilly had been completely transformed - streamers, all the books were laid out and the people who greeted us were dressed up.
And now, for the thing we have ALL been waiting for... The winners! There were 3 categories at WCBP2016: Illustrated Books, Younger Readers and Older Readers. The winner of the Illustrated Books category was *drumroll please* David Litchfield with his book The Bear and the Piano. The winner of the Older Readers category was the amazing Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (which I loved and I have to admit, was one of my favourites). And finally, the winner of the Younger Readers was David Solomans with his book My Brother Is A Superhero. Solomans also won the overall award so is now Waterstones Children's Book Of The Year.