Voting opens for Young People’s Book Awards


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.”

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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