Our Norfolk SLS winner is…
With both of our Peters party events having taken place, we can now announce that our winner in Norfolk is: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell!
Thanks again to everyone who voted and be sure to keep watch tomorrow when the official Peters Book of the Year award announcements are made!
Results from Party #2
Our second Peters party took part on Friday 11th, with the rest of our shadowing groups- voting results are below!
- Not as We Know it by Tom Avery, illust by Kate Grove: 15 votes
- How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell: 19 votes
- Demolition Dad by Phil Earle, illus by Sara Ogilvie: 3 votes
- How to Fly with Broken Wings by Jane Elson: 7 votes
- The Pirates of Pangaea by Daniel Hartwell, illus by Neill Cameron: 5 vote
- The Marvels by Brian Selznick: 7 votes
- The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith, illus by Tony Ross: 11 votes
- My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons, illus by Laura Ellen Anderson: 7 votes
- Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace, illus by Jamie Littler: 10 votes
- Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb: 4 votes
So, our winner at our second party was How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell! We’ll be adding the together the totals from both parties and announcing our final winner before the actual awards announcement on Tuesday 15th March. Thanks again to all of the schools who took part- we hope you enjoyed your day at the museum!
Results from Party #1
We’ve just returned from our FIRST Peters party, celebrating all of the books with some of our shadowing groups and the results from our voting session were as follows:
- Not as We Know it by Tom Avery, illust by Kate Grove: 2 votes
- How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell: 2 votes
- Demolition Dad by Phil Earle, illus by Sara Ogilvie: 2 votes
- How to Fly with Broken Wings by Jane Elson: 4 votes
- The Pirates of Pangaea by Daniel Hartwell, illus by Neill Cameron: 1 vote
- The Marvels by Brian Selznick: 3 votes
- The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith, illus by Tony Ross: 0 votes
- My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons, illus by Laura Ellen Anderson: 3 votes
- Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace, illus by Jamie Littler: 9 votes
- Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb: 3 votes
So, our 4th March party winner was Hamish and the Worldstoppers! We look forward to seeing how the voting goes next week, and we’d like to thank those schools who attended today; we had SO MUCH FUN! You can read here an excellent write-up of the event by one of the attending schools, Moorland Primary’s Deer Class on their wonderful blog.
The Parties are coming up very soon!
We are really looking forward to going to the Castle Museum, first on March 4th and then on March 11th, to meet you and have a fun day firstly exploring the Cressida Cowell dragon exhibition, and in the afternoon thinking about the other books which are on the Peters Junior Book Award shortlist. We have some activities planned and we will have a vote to find out what your ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE title is- we have NO idea what will come top, have you? Remember, you can still vote on our special voting page.
However, if you can’t be there on the day- DO NOT DESPAIR! For example, we know Newton Flotman Reading Group is really sad to not be able to make it, but we’re very impressed to hear that you’ve all read the books and hope you’ll let us know what your favourites are- either by using the above voting page or by leaving us a review in the comments below. We’re sure there are others out there who have strong opinions- we would love to hear them!
If you do hold a mini party or special event to celebrate the award, why not send us some pictures and write-ups as we’d love to see what you get up to!
We’ll let you know the results as soon as possible after 15th March, which is the National Announcement day at Peters and remember; you can visit the Castle Museum to see the Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons exhibition between now and 30th May.
Exciting Announcement! From today we can reveal the titles on the shortlist for the
Peters Book of the Year Award 2016
Junior Fiction Category!
- Not as We Know it by Tom Avery, illustrated by Kate Grove
- How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell
- Demolition Dad by Phil Earle, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
- How to Fly with Broken Wings by Jane Elson
- The Pirates of Pangaea by Daniel Hartwell, illustrated by Neill Cameron
- The Marvels by Brian Selznick
- The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith, illustrated by Tony Ross
- My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
- Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace, illustrated by Jamie Littler
- Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb
This is the dedicated page which we will keep open until after the award is announced on 15th March. This is for YOU and your pupils to contribute to and give us your opinions as you read the books.
Share, discuss, argue, agree, question, enthuse, debate!
As the list is long, we will send each participating school HALF the titles with the courier next week, and ask you all to have read them by the courier’s visit on January 11th/12th 2016. Then we will swap, and send the other half out to you. (If you haven’t finished, we hope you will wish to buy copies for your school to keep and carry on sharing. Remember: you can get a good discount if you buy from Peters!). This is a TALL ORDER, we know, so GOOD LUCK!
Pupils (only – no grown-ups allowed!) choose their favourite titles, and schools can bring their votes along to the fun event we are planning in early March. Watch this space for more exciting details!
We’ve also set up a special voting page for our Fiction Discussion Groups to use, which you can find here. To access the page, you need a special password…get in touch if you haven’t been told what it is!
The public announcement of the Award will be made on 15th March 2016, and all our Norfolk participating schools will receive a certificate.
Happy reading and sharing!
ps. Fun Fact Number One: Anyone who manages all the books in time will have read 3100 pages! (well, some of them are illustrations…)
(The rest of the award shortlists can be found on the Peters website here)
Phil Earle, new Online Writer in Residence at BookTrust
Award-winning novelist for children and young adults, Phil Earle has been appointed the new online Writer in Residence for children’s reading charity, BookTrust
Phil kicked off his six month residency with a vlog talking about his belief that everyone is a reader and that there is a story out there for everybody.
During his residency, Phil plans to interview authors, editors, poets and illustrators on his vlog in the hope of encouraging young people to find the right story, graphic novel, picture book for them. Phil will be hosting a Writer in Residence twitter chat on 12th February at 2.30pm. His focus will be on favourite fictional families in children’s books and the chat will use the hashtag #philbookchat . You can follow him on twitter: @PhilEarle