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Channel Island children voting on Book Awards

Channel Island children voting on Book Awards

Sunday 21 February 2021

Channel Island children voting on Book Awards


Shortlists have been announced for the Channel Island Book Awards, which aim to develop children’s love for reading.

The awards are a collaboration between the Guilles-Alles Library and the Jersey Public Library.

They were first launched in 2019 and feature two categories for young children to vote on; Children’s Book of the Year and Picture Book of the Year.

They’re being asked to read the books in the shortlists and vote on the winner by Friday 16 July. You can vote for the winner online and copies of the books will be available to borrow from the library.

“With so many fantastic nominations to choose from and with lockdown meaning we had to move our judging process online, picking this year’s shortlists was a real challenge," said Guille-Alles Library Reading Lead, Jodie Hearn.

“But I’m thrilled with our final lists and can’t wait to share them with local children."

The shortlisted books for both categories are as follows: 

Children’s Book of the Year

Troofriend by Kirsten Applebaum

The Unstoppable Letty Pegg by Iszi Lawrence

The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson

Llama Out Loud! By Annabelle Sami

Picture Book of the Year

Where the Sea Meets the Sky by Peter Bentley & Reiko Sekiguchi

I’m Sticking with You by Smitri Halls & Steve Small

The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming & Nicola Slater

Mabel and the Mountain by Kim Hillyard

Perdu by Richard Jones

The awards are sponsored by Ravenscroft.

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