Monday, December 9, 2013

Sheffield Children's Book Award Ceremony 2013

What a fantastic day! A great opportunity to promote reading for pleasure with children from all over Sheffield.
We were so pleased that so many fantastic authors, illustrators and representatives from the publishers joined us for our 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Group photo of all award winners

Nick sharratt showing us his lovely "Socks"

Our lovely host BBC Broadcaster  - Trisha Cooper

Chae Strathie & Ben Cort accepting their Commended Picture Book prize

Nick Sharratt & Elizabeth Lindsay accepting the Highly Commended Picture Book Prize 

 Elizabeth Baguley & Mark Chambers accepting the Category Winner Picture Book Prize 

Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson accepting the Commended Shorter/Longer Novel Prize 

Dave Lowe & Mark Chambers accepting the Highly Commended Shorter/Longer Category Prize

2012 Overall winner Kjartan Poskitt kindly joined us to hand over the 2013 prize
                                  Guest Speaker performance poet David Harmer

Trisha Cooper with the Lord Mayor Vickie Priestley presenting the overall winner prize to Nick Sharratt who acceptted on behlaf of Liz Pichon.

Sarah Lean author of A Dog Called Homeless signing books for the children.


Monday, December 2, 2013

And the 2013 Sheffield Children's Book Award winner is....

I love it! Love the format, easy to read, good pictures.
Sacred Heart Primary School
Picture Book - Pigeon Poo
By Elizabeth Baguley and Mark Chambers

Shorter & Longer Novel  -Tom Gates- Everything Amazing (sort of)
By Liz Pichon

Young Adult Category  - Wonder
By R J Palacio

Picture Book - Socks
By Elizabeth Lindsay & Nick Sharratt

Shorter & Longer Novel - My Hamster is a Genius
By Dave Lowe, Illustrated by Mark Chambers

Young Adult Category  - Ketchup Clouds
By Annabel Pitcher

Picture Book  - Jumblebum
By Chae Strathie & Ben Cort

Shorter & Longer Novel - Fright Forest
By Marcus Sedgwick, Illustrated by Pete Williamson

Young Adult Category - Secrets of the Henna Girl
By Sufiya Ahmed

Icky Sticky Monster
By Jo Lodge