The shortlist for the Hampshire Book Award has been announced. The criteria is that the book be in paperback, to have been published in 2011 and be suitable for a year 8 pupil to read.
The twelve year 8 student judges who will help decide the winner of this award, met with a librarian from the Schools Library Service and were shown the six shortlisted boooks. They will have fourteen weeks to read all six books and meetings will be arranged so that the books can be discussed. At the end of this period all the students will be asked to vote for their favouite book and a winner within this school will be announced. Two of the student judges will then have the chance to take part in the final voting day, with representatives from all the schools taking part. Later in the year all the student judges will hopefully have the opportunity to witness the winning author receiving his/her award.
The shortlisted titles are:-
Burning Secrets – Clare Chambers Angel – L. A. Weatherly Theodore Boone – John Grisham Outlaw – Stephen Davies Reckless – Cornelia Funke Half Brother – Kenneth Oppel
Leave a comment to let us know what you think of this year’s selection.