Bookworms’ reward for favourite authors

BOOK IT! Lowerhouse Primary School pupils chose their favourite book
BOOK IT! Lowerhouse Primary School pupils chose their favourite book

Bookworms at Lowerhouse Primary School celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Fantastic Book Awards by choosing their favourite book of 2015.

Lancashire School Library Service run the event every year where Lancashire’s nine to 11 year olds vote for their five winning titles of the year.

Lowerhouse Primary hosted its own awards ceremony with the winning book from their group “Oliver and the Seawigs” by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

Tracey Corderoy’s “Baddies, Beasties and a Sprinkling of Crumbs!”, “Fortunately the Milk” by Neil Gaiman, Peter Hamilton’s “The Queen of Dreams” and Kate Scott’s “Boy in Tights” were the other four which were most voted for in Lancashire.

The annual book event is designed to encourage children to read for pleasure.

It involves thousands of children aged nine to 11 from primary schools across Lancashire who read and vote on the books they consider the best.

The five winning authors will receive an engraved fountain pen and letter written by one of the participating schools.