Leeds Book Awards 2019
Tuesday 21st May | 2 comments
The Year 6 Leeds Book Awards book club had a fantastic time at the Leeds Book Awards Ceremony (age 9-11) this morning. The event is held at Pudsey Civic Hall so we were able to leave school right away and be the first to arrive! With front row seats secured, we enjoyed the buzz in the air as 500 excited children arrived with their teachers. It is an amazing atmosphere of book lovers who have all read and reviewed the same six books.
The ceremony was brilliant! We heard from each of the shortlisted authors as they described their books, gave tips for writing and explained what had inspired them to write. We all came away feeling inspired!
This year, we were fortunate to have one of our submitted questions chosen to be read out on stage. Charlie was invited to ask her question, “I sometimes struggle to think of titles. How do you get your ideas for titles?” During the comedy segment of the show, James was invited up on stage to be a “pie holder.” He was very funny and did a great job! Elizabeth had a lovely surprise when the author of her favourite book, Dragon Daughter, thanked her for writing an on-line review that really meant a lot to her.
Finally, the winner was announced! Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan! Elizabeth was the first to congratulate her and have her sign our book.
After the ceremony, we had the opportunity to meet each of the authors and ask them to autograph our books. It is always inspiring to meet someone you look up to and dream of achieving something similar one day.