Friday, July 09, 2010

X Isle shortlisted

Had some excellent news yesterday - X Isle has been shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards!

More information below from Joy Court - and here's a link to Joy's very generous review of X Isle at School Zone.

‘The fifth year of the Inspiration Book Awards will be launched in Children's Book Week (4 October 2010) and we are hoping to be even more successful this year .The last round of the Awards saw over a 100% increase in visits to our website with over 1.5 million hits on and we again saw a big increase in the number of votes cast. The Coventry awards are unique in the country in that they have something for all ages, including adults and involve the whole family and the whole community and they are obviously the ideal vehicle to promote Reading For Life!

Each year we also have a high profile awards ceremony for the winners in each poll in the presence of the Lord Mayor. Adrian Johnson of Arts Council England called it an "exemplary book event". The provisional date for next year will be June 15th 2011so it would be useful to pencil that in your schedules now. Eliminations "Big Brother " style of the books with the least votes each week begins in January and you will know in February if they have won so invitations can be confirmed then! ‘

Joy Court
Learning Resources Manager: Learning & Achievement.
Past Chair:CILIP Youth Libraries Group


TheNote said...

Awesome news!!!
AND - for me, in the U.S. - it gets better - this book is released very soon - I'll have it in my hands the 13th . . (yippeee!)

All Best to You!

Steve Augarde said...

Thanks, Georgy - always good to hear from you. Hope you enjoy the book.