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Primary Award Winner 2019

23rd Jun 19


Strange Objects by Freddie at Davidson's Mains Primary School - an entertaining story with lively and detailed illustrations and a strong environmental message - has won the Primary Award of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, plus the Overall Award.


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

The judge Steven Lenton said of Strange Objects, "The thought and detail in this book is phenomenal, there is something new to spot every time you read it and you really feel for the characters plight. A sophisticated blend of a moralistic, topical subject entertainingly presented."

Davidson's Mains Primary School will now be visited by our judge, Steven Lenton, and will receive a special pack of books from Macmillan Children's Books. Congratulations, Freddie!


1st RUNNER UP
The Life Changing Letter
By Nadia, Zaria, Maryam C, Abram and Sum
Blue Gate Fields Junior School

Steven Lenton said, "I LOVED these illustrations and the photographs showing how you made them - what a fantastic team effort! A dramatic and important story to share, thank you."

Prize: A Certificate and ten books for your school library.

2nd RUNNER UP
Special Child
By Ganesh
Woodlands School

Steven Lenton said, "Bold, colourful and life-affirming stuff - I could imagine this with even more pages and colours!"

Prize: A Certificate and ten books for your school library.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you so much to all the children who entered this award!

Here is the full shortlist for the Primary Award:

The Little Explorer
By Beech Class
Petworth CE Primary School, Petworth

Special Child
By Ganesh
Woodlands School

The Tale of Tottle
By Zoe, Anya and Millie
Heathfield House School

That's Not True
By Courtney and Izzy
Heathfield House School

Food Fight
By Phoebe and Murdo
Heathfield House School

I Quit
By Golden Eagles
Martin Wilson School

The Life Changing Letter
By Nafis, Zarin, Maryam C, Akram and Sum
Blue Gate Fields Junior School

Strange Objects
By Freddie Blackman
Davidson's Mains Primary School




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