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Secondary Award Winner 2019

23rd Jun 19


Congratulations to Ruby and Bea at St Cecilia's C of E School for winning the Secondary Award of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition for their picture book, To Be Grateful is Key.


You can download the winning picture book via the link, below.

Judge Steven Lenton said of To Be Grateful is Key, "“What a beautiful and cleverly laid out story. So much thought and detail has gone into this book and I think everyone can identify with the characters in this story, showing us we must never take anything for granted."

Students Ruby and Bea have won one hundred pounds worth of books for their school from Macmillan Children's Books, together with a critique of their picture book by Plum Pudding Illustration Agency.


The Runners-Up in this category were as follows:


1st RUNNER-UP
Oh No The Squirrel!
By Ada and Phoebe
Wyedean School and Sixth Form

Judge Steven Lenton said, "This book is brilliantly bonkers and absolutely NUTS! Bold, bright, comic illustrations really help bring the fun story to life - a breath of fresh air well done - more Squirrel stories please!"


2nd RUNNER-UP
A Place Called Anywhere
By Quinn and Levi
St Cecilia's C of E School

Judge Steven Lenton said, "A calming, peaceful and very thoughtful poetic piece that makes you stop, breath slowly and think. Beautiful work."

Each Runner-Up will receive a Certificate and a set of ten books for their school library.


The full Shortlist for the Secondary Award was as follows:

Sammy the Shy Monster
By Amber
Individual Entry

Finding a Friend
By Abi
Burton and South Derbyshire College

A Place Called Anywhere
By Quinn and Levi
St Cecilia's C of E School

To Be Grateful is Key
By Ruby and Bea
St Cecilia's C of E School

On No the Squirrel!
By Ada and Phoebe
Wyedean School and Sixth Form

Sheep Can't Dance
By Victoria
Hill Top School


Congratulations to all our winners, runners-up and shortlisted entrants!

Our judges enjoyed reading all the picture books sent in by everyone who took part, and letters and certificates are being sent out to everyone who took part.

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