Monday, September 10, 2007

Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books Shortlist

The Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's BooksThe best books of the year, as voted for by Scottish ChildrenNOW THE UK'S BIGGEST CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD

Managed by Scottish Book

Formerly the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year, the awards were relaunched last year as a national readership development campaign to encourage readership of Scottish books in Scottish schools. During the 2006 campaign, nearly 5,000 children from every education authority in Scotland were involved in reading the shortlist and nearly 3,000 votes were cast.The 2007 awards are bigger than ever. With a total prize fund of £15,000 they are now the UK's biggest children's book award. And not only that, their reach across Scotland is bigger than ever before. So far, nearly 8,000 kids have signed up to judge this year's award .... and there are still 3 months to run. For details of this year's shortlist, visit

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