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Bolton Book Awards
Bolton Children's Book Award
 
 Bolton Children's Book Award 2009
 
 
This year's shortlist
 
A beautiful place for a murder - By Berlie Doherty
Crash - By J A Henderson
Lee Raven boy thief - By Zizou Corder
The eye of the serpent - By Philip Caveney
Ways to live forever - By Sally Nicholls
Young Samurai- The way of the warrior - By Chris Bradford
Zal, Zara & the great race of Azamed - By Kit Downes
 
The Winner
All votes have been cast and counted and the winning author will be revealed at the award ceremony which is to take place on Saturday 27th June at the Town Hall. If you would like to attend please see Mrs Allen in the library.
 
Activities
Many pupils have been taking part in activites out of school. We went to the University of Bolton to take part in some workshops that were being run by some of the university students and lecturers. First we all had a lesson in Tai-Chi (Myself and Miss Wood included!). This was followed by art, creative writing and drama workshops with students from other schools in and around Bolton.
 
We are also going to compete against other schools, and hopefully win (for the third year in a row) the Bolton Book Award quiz.
 
On Friday 26th June we are attending a Q&A session at the University of Bolton. Six of the seven authors will be there and pupils can ask their favourite authors lots of questions. Apparantly Chris Bradford (author of Young Samurai) is going to do a samurai sword demonstration.
 
Competitions
This year many year 7 & 8 pupils entered both the writing and the alternative book cover competitions. We have selected the best entries from each class that took part and they have all been sent off to the university to be judged against entries from other schools. The best ones from our school will be awarded with a prize and house points.
 
Watch this space for the results.
 
If you would like more information about the Bolton book awards and would like to take part next year please speak to Mrs Allen.
 


 
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