Michael nominated for Oxfordshire Book Award

There is a great buzz of excitement in the corridors and libraries of Primary and Secondary schools across Oxfordshire, as the short list is officially announced.

These exciting Book Awards are voted for entirely by children, who have read and nominated what they believe are the best children’s books published in 2010.

Children across Oxfordshire were invited to nominate children’s books published in 2010 for the award. Three books have been short listed for the Best Primary Book short List and three books for the Best Picture Book category. From the many nominations received, six have been selected for the secondary book category. Pupils are now looking forward to reading and reviewing the short listed titles before casting their vote to decide the winner on Thursday 31st March. The winning books in all three categories will be announced on Wednesday 6th April. Students whose schools are not participating in the Award this year can also vote at County libraries across Oxfordshire.

Support your libraries at the exciting events being held in Banbury, Bicester and Didcot Public Libraries during half-term week. Details from your local library.

The authors who now compete for the Awards are:

Best Picture Book Short List

Julia Donaldson – ZOG
Anthony Browne – ME AND YOU

Best Primary Book Short List
Jacqueline Wilson – THE LONGEST WHALE SONG
Michael Morpurgo – SHADOW
Ingrid Lee – DUSTBIN CAT

The Secondary Award Short List
Rick Riordan – THE RED PYRAMID
Michael Morpurgo – SHADOW
Malorie Blackman – BOYS DON’T CRY
Jacqueline Wilson – LITTLE DARLINGS
Cathy Cassidy – CHERRY CRUSH
Marcus Sedgwick – WHITE CROW

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