Friday, February 21, 2014

Shortlist 2014 Announced

Dorling Kindersley                           Baby Surprises 
Priddy Books                                  ABC Alphaprints                                   
Priddy Books                                  Baby’s Treasure Hunt                            
Mike Brownlow                                Ten Little Pirates                                   
& Simon Rickerty 
Andy Mansfield &                             Fish Food                                            
Lohlein Henning 
Pye Ali &                                         Dinosaurs Do Too!  
Katherine Redfern               

Bromley Nick                                  Open Very Carefully                             
& Nicola O’Byrne
Richard Byrne                                 Penguins Can’t Fly                               
Claire Freedman                              Spider Sandwich                                  
& Sue Hendra   
Adam & Charlotte Guillain                Spaghetti with the Yeti                          
& Lee Wildish
Michelle Robinson                           Ding Dong Gorilla                                
& Leonie Lord 
Adam Stower                                  Troll and the Oliver                               

Tim Healey                                     Attack of the Slime                                           
& Chris Mould
Neil Gaiman                                   Fortunately the Milk..                                                    
& Chris Riddell
Michael  Rosen                              Fluff the Farting Fish                            

Emerald Fennell                            Shiverton Hall                                       
Pete Johnson                                My Parents are out of Control               
Philip Reeve                                  Oliver and the Seawigs                         
& Sarah McIntyre

James Dawson                              Cruel Summer                                         
Rick Yancey                                  The 5th Wave                                            
Emmy Laybourne                           Monument 14                                           
Malorie Blackman                          Noble Conflict                                           
S.D Crockett                                 One Crow Alone                                      
Berlie  Doherty                              The Company Of Ghosts                        

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sheffield Children's Book Award Ceremony 2013

What a fantastic day! A great opportunity to promote reading for pleasure with children from all over Sheffield.
We were so pleased that so many fantastic authors, illustrators and representatives from the publishers joined us for our 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Group photo of all award winners

Nick sharratt showing us his lovely "Socks"

Our lovely host BBC Broadcaster  - Trisha Cooper

Chae Strathie & Ben Cort accepting their Commended Picture Book prize

Nick Sharratt & Elizabeth Lindsay accepting the Highly Commended Picture Book Prize 

 Elizabeth Baguley & Mark Chambers accepting the Category Winner Picture Book Prize 

Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson accepting the Commended Shorter/Longer Novel Prize 

Dave Lowe & Mark Chambers accepting the Highly Commended Shorter/Longer Category Prize

2012 Overall winner Kjartan Poskitt kindly joined us to hand over the 2013 prize
                                  Guest Speaker performance poet David Harmer

Trisha Cooper with the Lord Mayor Vickie Priestley presenting the overall winner prize to Nick Sharratt who acceptted on behlaf of Liz Pichon.

Sarah Lean author of A Dog Called Homeless signing books for the children.


Monday, December 2, 2013

And the 2013 Sheffield Children's Book Award winner is....

I love it! Love the format, easy to read, good pictures.
Sacred Heart Primary School
Picture Book - Pigeon Poo
By Elizabeth Baguley and Mark Chambers

Shorter & Longer Novel  -Tom Gates- Everything Amazing (sort of)
By Liz Pichon

Young Adult Category  - Wonder
By R J Palacio

Picture Book - Socks
By Elizabeth Lindsay & Nick Sharratt

Shorter & Longer Novel - My Hamster is a Genius
By Dave Lowe, Illustrated by Mark Chambers

Young Adult Category  - Ketchup Clouds
By Annabel Pitcher

Picture Book  - Jumblebum
By Chae Strathie & Ben Cort

Shorter & Longer Novel - Fright Forest
By Marcus Sedgwick, Illustrated by Pete Williamson

Young Adult Category - Secrets of the Henna Girl
By Sufiya Ahmed

Icky Sticky Monster
By Jo Lodge

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sufiya Ahmed talks about the forthcoming Book Award ceremony

Here's a lovely quote from a recent interview between Suyiya and Pen Heaven

"Are you looking forward to the Sheffield Children’s Book Awards? How do you feel about the other shortlisted authors?"
I’m really looking forward to the Book Awards and feel very honoured to be on the shortlist with some great authors.

Thanks Sufiya! You can find out more about Sufiya Ahmed and Secrets of the Henna Girl by visiting her blog:

The full interview with lots of information about Sifiya's inspiration for Secrets of the Henna Girl can be found here;

The Wicked Young Writers Award

The Wicked Young Writers Award 2013/14 has been launched. The award is spearheaded by Michael Morpurgo and aims to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and to help develop writing talent in young people aged five to 25 years.
The 2013/14 Wicked Young Writers' Award is now open for entries and will run until Spring 2014. Writing can include any style from poetry to prose and there are five age categories: 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-17 years and 18-25 years. 
Winners from each of the four categories will be announced and will receive a certificate signed by Michael Morpurgo and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Wicked Young Writers' Award Anthology and £50 books/eBooks tokens to spend, as well as £100 worth of books for their school library donated by Hachette Children's Books. Entries can be submitted individually or as part of a school group.

The Award is championed by Patron Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall. Assisting Michael Morpurgo with the judging process will be Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of WICKED, and Jonathan Douglas, the director of the National Literacy Trust, and Dean Atta, acclaimed poet and playwright.