Friday, January 25, 2008

The 2008 Shortlist is Announced...

On Wednesday 23rd January many schools attended the exciting announcement of the 2008 Bolton Children's Book Award shortlist at the University of Bolton...

In case, like me, you couldn't make it - the shortlist is as follows...

Titanic 2020 by Colin Bateman
The Geek, The Greek and The Pimpernel by Will Gatti
The Cat Kin by Nick Green
The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
Deeper than Blue by Jill Huckles
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine
Wild Magic by Cat Weatherill

So you all now know the books on the list - any surprises??

For the first time I wasn't involved in the shortlisting meeting so the list was as much of a surprise to me as everyone else but I think it's a great choice of books and I think it's going to be a very close run thing this year - I haven't got a clue which one is going to win....

As you know, we really like getting your comments on the shortlist on this blog - from now on, the only ones who can decide the winner is YOU!!! Your comments might influence how people vote, so if you've got a favourite get your comments on here now - you never know, your comment could persuade others to vote for your favourite as the winner!!

Hope to hear from you all soon!!!