After our wonderful experience last year another group of Copley pupils will be shadowing this award and attending the author event at the end of the process. Twelve pupils read last year's six books and spent a very enjoyable day at Bolton School in June attending workshops and talks with authors Sam Hepburn, Rohan Gavin and Alan Gibbons. After lunch they had an opportunity to buy books, meet the authors and get their books signed. We were thrilled to discover at the closing speeches, as the winner was revealed that our first choice had been voted the overall winner, Thirteen by Tom Hoyle. If you would like to read any books from 2015 they are still available in the LRC library. The 2016 short-listed books are revealed below and are on display from today. Our reading group will be reading and reviewing them over the next few weeks. Please call in and try one as we can guarantee they will be great reads.
The Disappearance of Tom Pile - Ian Beck
13 Hours - Narinder Dharmi
An Island of our own- Sally Nicholls
Smart - Kim Slater
Would The Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up - Rob Stevens
One of Us - Jeannie Waudby