YA Book Prize 2017

The 10 titles shortlisted, winner will be announced at the Hay Festival on the 1st June 2017.

 

British Book Awards 2017

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Poet Kiran’s debut novel is this years book of the year.

The judges ‘praised the poetic beauty of the novel and its centering of two female protagonists’

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep.
Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

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oneOne by Sarah Crossan

Grace and Tippi don’t like being stared and sneered at,but they areused to it. They are conjoined twins united in blood and bone. What they want is to be looked at in turn , like they are two people. They want real friends. And what above love? But a heart wrenching decision lies ahead of Grace and Tippi. One that could change their lives more than they ever wished for.

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Surviving Crosby Beach by James Mooney

james mooney 1Inspired by a day out to Crosby Beach (you know, where the statues are in the sea) James Mooney who, just before his thirteenth birthday, wrote a story for the National Short Story Writing competition run in conjunction with the BBC.

Having been very touched by the suffering of refugee children from Syria and children in Britain, James decided to publish his story to raise awareness and funds for Childline.

James’s story is very well written and very perceptive for a young lad. Maybe it could teach us all a lesson when we argue with loved ones just what is most important in our lives. Well done James!

His story is on sale in the shop for £2. Please support James in his very worthwhile cause to do something for others knowing he is very fortunate.

Click on the link to find out more about Anthony Gormley’s creation ‘Another Place’

http://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981