Monday, 25 July 2011

UK Literacy Association Children’s Book Awards Winners 2011

12-16 Award: Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace, published by Andersen Press

A powerful, devastating read for older teens: “It captures the moment perfectly, the characterisation is brilliant”. One judge’s comment summed up many opinions: “Whoever reads it will be transformed in some way. One inevitably knows more about the world and about yourself as a result of reading it.”

3-11 Award: Birdsong by Ellie Sandall, published by Egmont

The panel felt it is a book young readers will return to again and again.  They particularly loved the tongue twisting bird noises and the way the picture book strikes a perfect balance between words and pictures.

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