During the Spring of 2018, primary school children across Shropshire from Longden, Mount Pleasant, Much Wenlock, Castlefields (Bridgnorth), Greenacres, St Lawrence (Church Stretton) and Greenfields schools read and commented on a list of over 60 titles that were submitted by leading publishers to the Bookfest Picture Book Award 2018 project. We are really grateful to those pupils and to their teachers for their efforts and enthusiasm.
The four titles on the shortlist are ones that these children felt were good reads for both boys and girls, aged from 5 to 7 years old; maybe made them laugh; had fantastic characters and of course told a great story.
17 primary schools across Shropshire have signed up to this project and will be taking delivery of their own consignments of the shortlist for their classrooms. This means over 600 children will be reading the shortlist and voting for their favourite book – the winner will be revealed in July 2018
To see this wonderfully contemporary and brilliant shortlist, click here