The contenders for the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award 2015 have been revealed.
The award is split into two age categories, nine to 11 year-olds and 12 to 14 year-olds, with five books in each.
Children and young people can vote in their local library or online, where they can also leave reviews and submit artwork. Voting closes on Saturday, May 30 2015.
All of the books on the shortlist will be available from Lincolnshire libraries, mobile libraries or the library catalogue.
Executive member for children’s services Coun Patricia Bradwell said: “The awards are a great way of encouraging children and young people to read for pleasure, and the list includes a wonderful selection of genres and styles from both new and established authors.
“Anyone aged between nine and 14 years, who lives or goes to school in Lincolnshire, or uses the county’s library services, can take part at local libraries or through their schools. So make sure you tell us which is your favourite.”
For more information, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lypba.
Nine – 11 year old category
Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
Wild Thing by Emma Barnes
Burning Moon by Dan Abnett
The Lost Gods by Francesca Simon
My Brother’s Shadow by Tom Avery
12 – 14 year old category
The Awakening by GL Twynham
Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Half my Facebook Friends are Ferrets by JA Buckle
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
The Dark Wild by Piers Torday