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Concorde Book Award 2019

Have you read any great books that you think other people would love to read?

If you are in years 7, 8 or 9, nominate a book you think should be on the Concorde Book Award 2019 shortlist. Nominations must be fiction published in paperback since January 2016 and an excellent stand alone read you have enjoyed and would recommend.

To nominate your favourite book, visit your local South Gloucestershire public library or secondary school library and complete a nomination slip or tell us which book you would like to enter. The closing date for nominations is Friday 22 June 2018.

The Concorde Book Award 2019 shortlist will be announced autumn 2018 and students can get involved by joining one of the public or school library book groups shadowing the award.

Competition! Design the official Concorde Book Award 2019 poster and win a session with a professional graphic artist

The competition to design the official poster for the Concorde Book Award 2019 is now open!  Anyone in years 7, 8 and 9 can take part.  Designs must:

  • fit on A4 (portrait)
  • include space for pictures of the 6 shortlisted book covers
  • be accompanied by a completed entry form

The prize for the winner is a session with a professional graphic artist from South Gloucestershire Council to produce the final design which will be used to promote the award throughout schools and libraries.

Entry forms are available from South Gloucestershire public and secondary school libraries. Hand your entry in at any South Gloucestershire public library or secondary school library by the closing date, Friday 22 June 2018.

Concorde Book Award 2018

Fantasy fiction novel ‘Shadow Magic’ was chosen as the 2018 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde Book Award.

Author Sarwat Chadda, writing under the pseudonym Joshua Khan, beat off competition from five other young people’s fiction titles to claim the coveted award. Receiving the award at a gala event at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, ‘Shadow Magic’ author Sarwat Chadda said: “Wow, what a glorious day! Big thanks to all the readers!”

The six shortlisted books were nominated by young people across South Gloucestershire and are free to borrow from any South Gloucestershire Library, just click on the title:

Generation Next by Oli White

More of Me by Kathryn Evans

Scarlett and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly

Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

You can Click & Collect from your nearest library for free with an U18s library card. If you’re not already a library member it’s free and easy to join – come in for a first visit with a parent or carer so they can sign you up. Find out about your nearest library and its new staffed opening hours.

The Concorde Book Award is for anyone in years 7 to 9 at secondary school. A really important part of the award is that young people are very involved all the way through; from choosing the longlist and the winner to giving presentations at the award ceremony.

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