Awards come through thick and fast. Here is news of the latest. In first place a non-fiction title The Dangerous Book for Boys followed by Candyfloss and then The Boy in Striped Pyjamas.
The organisers say:
This is the third winner of the Berkshire Book Award and the first non-fiction book to receive the overwhelming approval of Berkshire’s young people. The winners will be invited to the 2007 Launch in the Autumn.
Since the announcement of the shortlist in December 2006, over 50 schools across the county have involved pupils aged between 11 and 14 in reading and reviewing the six short-listed titles. Their reviews can now be read on the award website – www.berkshire-els.gov.uk/bba.
The inclusion of The Dangerous Book for Boys on the shortlist brought a new dimension to the Award this year. Many more boys have taken part than in previous years and this has encouraged them to read the other books on the shortlist.