The shortlist for the 2010 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books was announced recently. The awards recognize excellence in Scottish writing and illustration for children across three categories: Early years (0-7 years), younger readers (8-11 years), older readers (12-16 years). There is also a special Gaelic and Scots category, which in 2010 will take the form of a creative writing competition for Gaelic-speaking children across Scotland. The winners of the awards are decided entirely by children and young people in schools and libraries across Scotland, reading and voting for their favourite books. Registration is now open for children who wish to be young judges either as individuals or as groups. The awards, which are run by Scottish Book Trust, will be made in February.
We've got about half the books already if you want to borrow them, check SUPrimo for locations:
0-7: What the ladybird heard; Stormy weather.
8-11: Secret of the black moon moth.
12-16: Grass; The witching hour.
The rest will be available as soon as possible.