Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Royal Mail Awards Ceremony 2009

Yesterday was the award ceremony for The Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books 2009. Over 600 pupils from all over Scotland joined us at Queen's Hall in Edinburgh to see the shortlisted authors and hear the announcement of the winning books. The awards have been the biggest and best yet with almost 30,000 children taking part and over 15,000 of them voting for their favourite book.

This was the shortlist:

0-7 Category

Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell

Pink! by Lynne Rickards and Margaret Chamberlain

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

8-11 Category

The Eleventh Orphan by Joan Lingard

First Aid For Faeries and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don

Dino Egg by Charlie James

12-16 Category

The Reckoning by James Jauncey

Crash by J.A. Henderson

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray



Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell

First Aid For Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

Congratulations John, Lari and Keith!

We all had a fantastic time at the ceremony. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a success and especially to Cathy MacPhail for being such a wonderful host!

You can read more about the ceremony and the awards in The Scotsman, the Press and Journal and The Big Issue Scotland


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