Monday, November 27, 2006

Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books

The BBC reports the results of the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books.

0-7 years: Little Lost Cowboy, by Simon Puttock and Caroline Jayne Church

8-12 years: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by You Know Who

13-16 years: Roxy's Baby by Catherine MacPhail

The Royal Mail Awards are decided partly by popular vote. Shortlists were created by "by a panel of literature and education experts." Kids then voted for their favorite books in each category.


On a totally unrelated note, I can only say ewww to this newsreport. The author, of course, said he wrote his book because he, " didn't like a lot of the children's literature that [he'd] seen...."