I’m delighted to say that over the holidays Cogheart was nominated for quiet a few School Library Service book awards shortlists…
The award recognises the top 6 books for teens published during 2016 as nominated by teen readers.
The six shortlisted titles for 2016 are Peter Bunzl – Cogheart, Jane Elson – Swimming to the Moon, Stuart Foster – Bubble Boy, Ann Martin – How to look for a lost dog, Laura Martin – Edge of Extinction and Ally Sherrick – Black Powder.
School libraries and library staff are promoting the award which promotes reading and fosters a love of books. Library customers, reading groups and school book groups are being encouraged to read as many of the titles as possible but young people can still vote for their favourite if they don’t read all the nominations.
St Helens and Sefton Super Reads
Cogheart has been shortlisted for Sefton Super Read 2017. Super Reads is an award voted on by high school children from across Sefton’s 20 High Schools. It has be running for over 10 years, previous winners include Ali Sparkes, Sally Gardner, Curtis Jobling and Eleanor Updale. The award winner is announced on the 30th of March.
Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year 2017
This award is aimed at young people in Year 6. The winning title will be announced at the Finale Event which will be held at The Middlesex Suite, Civic Centre, Uxbridge on 15 June 2017.
Leeds Book Awards started in 2009 and has evolved into a successful city wide initiative, run jointly between Leeds School Library Service and Leeds Public Libraries.
The Award is now a fantastic opportunity for pupils aged 9- 11, 11-14 and 14-16 to take part and vote for the best children’s and young people’s (CYP) books published in the last year.
Cogheart also made the best of 2016 lists of various lovely bloggers and writers…
Tales of magic, wonder & discovery: my 12 favourite children’s & YA books of 2016 pic.twitter.com/kDU2dMD6Yx
— Fiona Noble (@fionanoblebooks) December 30, 2016
— Anna the Bookworm 📚 (@ScoutFinch_75) December 31, 2016
— Pickled Pepper Books (@pickledbooks) January 6, 2017
My top 10 books from 2016, such a difficult choice! pic.twitter.com/SUGNCO4vfH
— Miss Cleveland (@MissNCleveland) December 31, 2016
After a huge amount of deliberation here are my Top 16 children’s books of 2016. pic.twitter.com/xnzaDPu48Q
— Jo Clarke (@bookloverJo) December 31, 2016
— Neil J Hart (@neiljhart) December 29, 2016
— Parent Hub (@ParentHub_UK) December 28, 2016
My first blog post. In UKS2 and wanting to keep up with the newest book releases? Here’s my top 10 of 2016 https://t.co/TJMVz6w0CQ
— Ashley Booth (@MrBoothY6) December 26, 2016
Children’s books of the year: a host of top children’s editors told us about the books they most admired in 2016: https://t.co/2QwFV5fp5d
— Down the Rabbit Hole (@dtrhradio) December 23, 2016
— Laura Noakes (@lauranoakes) December 22, 2016
— Andy Shepherd (@andyjshepherd) December 16, 2016
— Amy Dobson (@AmyDobson_) December 16, 2016