The shortlist of books for City of York Council’s first ever Children’s Book Awards have been released.
The Children’s Book Awards were launched in March, when children under the age of 14 were invited to nominate their favourite picture and story books. The shortlist of the five favourite books in each category has now been announced.
Shortlisted in the ‘picture book’ category are:
- Eric Carle – The very hungry caterpillar
- Julia Donaldson -The Gruffalo
- Debi Gliori – No matter what
- Pippa Goodhart – You choose.
- Jill Murphy – Peace at last
In the ‘story book’ category:
- Adam Blade – Beast Quest Grashkor
- Roald Dahl – Charlie and the chocolate factory
- Jeff Kinney – Diary of a wimpy kid.
- Andy Stanton – You’re a bad man, Mr Gum.
- Jacqueline Wilson – Little darlings.
Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “Getting children involved with reading is really important to us.Through this and the Summer Reading challenge – where children are challenged to read up to six books during the holidays, we hope they will learn to enjoy reading for fun, and not just in school. The shortlisted books are loved across the city, and are a great place for children to start their Summer Reading challenge whilst deciding on a winner.”
All shortlisted books are available to borrow from York libraries. Anyone who votes for their favourite book will be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win prizes including books and museum tickets
Children can vote for their favourite books from the shortlist online at www.york.gov.uk/libraries or on a form available from all of York’s libraries. Voting will be open until 16 September.