Monday, 12 November 2012

Children's Book Award winners

Frank Cottrell Boyce has won the 2012 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his book The Unforgotten Coat. The book was inspired by a true story follows two brothers from Mongolia who go to school in Bootle, Merseyside, but are forced to return to their homeland.  The author was commissioned to write it by a charity, Reader Organisation, and 50,000 copies were given away free. To find out more visit the Guardian website at  You can find other books by Frank Cottrell Boyce in the Discovery Library.

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 has been won by Jamie Thomson for Dark Lord The Teenage Years.  The book, which won the funniest book for children aged seven to 14, is about a dark lord who inhabits the body of teenager Dirk Lloyd.  You can find a copy of this book and others by Jamie Thomson in the Discovery Library.

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