North East Book Award

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North East Book Award

Do you have a high ZPD for your age?

Are you an enthusiastic and mature reader?

Do you enjoy talking about what you are reading?

Are you interested in meeting authors and getting your books autographed?

If so, would you like to help select this year’s winner of The North East Book Award?

We have about ten weeks to read and discuss all the shortlisted books before voting!  There are six books this year instead of the usual five because two of them are are short.  Obviously, there’s more to say – and disagree about – as the weeks progress and more people have read more of the books!  As we read, we post reviews and comments on the NEBA website, which is closely monitored by the shortlisted authors. Extracts are used for giant promotional posters that the authors like to take home as souvenirs.

When all participating schools have voted, we attend an evening prize giving at The Centre for Life.  We talk to the authors, get our books signed and generally have a good time. The ceremony will be held at the end of June.

Visit the NEBA website for more information –

If you think you’d like to give this a go – and don’t forget that you need to write a bit about the books as well as reading them – find out more from Mrs Inverarity by Friday, April 5th.

Meetings are as follows:

Tuesdays after school until 4:30pm in Newminster library – this group includes KEVI members and is limited to 15 students.

Thursday lunchtimes in Chantry library at 12:30pm

The books involved are:

The closest thing to flying    – Gill Lewis

A darkness of dragons  – S. A. Patrick

Girl in the window          – Penny Joelson

Boy 87                             – Ele Fountain

She wolf                          – Dan Smith

Seaglass                          – Eloise Williams    

and we’re looking forward to seeing you!

Mrs Inverarity         

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