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Leeds Book Awards 2017

Wednesday 17th May | 1 comment
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On Tuesday 16th May, a group of Year 6 children attended the Leeds Book Awards 2017 ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall with 500 other children from schools around Leeds.

Click here to go to the Leeds Book Awards website.

Leading up to the ceremony, all of the children in attendance had been a part of book groups at their own schools. They read the six shortlisted books, discussed them as a group, wrote on-line reviews and voted for their favourite.

Five of the shortlisted authors were at the Leeds Book Awards ceremony to find out if their book was the winner. They were each interviewed with questions submitted by the children and told us all about how they got started as a writer, interesting facts about their lives (one of them was the creator of Bob the Builder!), their inspiration for writing and their top tips for the children as they become authors themselves. It was fascinating to hear from so many published authors.

Click here to read a blog post by Jo Cotterill, one of the shortlisted authors.

During the ceremony, the host read a very funny story and asked for volunteers from the audience to help him act it out. One of our wonderful Farfield children was chosen to get up on stage and play the part of …. leaves!

Finally, the winner was announced and we were thrilled that it was one of our favourites – Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock. We were excited to meet her and the other authors after the ceremony and have our books autographed.

 

 

One response to “Leeds Book Awards 2017”

  1. Adara says:

    Lucky them. I hope they enjoyed the trip there.

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