Launched in 2010 and organised by Southampton School Library Service, the aim of the award is to:
• Encourage children to recommend their favourite reads for others to share
• Recognise some of the best books first published last year in paperback by British authors
• Promote the enjoyment of reading
How are the books chosen?
A long list is compiled from recommendations made by children and librarians across the City. After extensive reading and much debate a shortlist of 5 was chosen.
The Shortlisted titles are:
• World of Norm – May Cause Irritation by Jonathan Meres (Orchard Books)
• Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge (Nosy Crow)
• The Secret Breakers – Orphan of the Flames by H.L. Dennis (Hodder Childrens)
• The Nightmare Factory by L. A. Jones (Orchard Books)
• Eleven Eleven by Paul Dowswell (Bloomsbury)
Now we need to find a winner! Children from schools signed up to take part, will vote for their favourite from the shortlisted titles. Find out more about the authors and their books - visit the websites below
Go to the voting page, vote for your favourite and tell us what you thought of the books.
For more information about the Award please contact Anita Shearing, Schools Library Service on 023 8078 0507
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