Thursday, 8 November 2012

Welcome to Alien School Shortlisted for Red House Award!

The people at Red House do an amazing job, getting brilliant quality books to children at a really affordable price.  And that means more kids reading, which HAS to be a good thing!  

So I am VERY excited to announce that Welcome to Alien School has been shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award!

When I write stories, I like to ask, “I wonder what would happen if…?”  In Welcome to Alien School I tried to imagine what would happen if your mum took you to the wrong school one day.  Would the other kids be friendly? Would you do the same lessons? Would you like the school dinners? I hope that Albie’s adventure reassures children that starting a new school is nothing to be afraid of.

How to Vote
You can find details of all the shortlisted books on the Awards Website
You can also VOTE for your favourites! 
Blog Tour
All the shortlisted authors, including me, have written blogs about our writing, about what inspires us and where we get our ideas from.  These are being published during November on a series of book-related blogs.  Have a look at some of these:

Child Led Chaos

Federation of Children's Book Groups Blog


Read it Daddy

Babble About Books

Library Mice

Playing by the Book

Little Wooden Horse

Girls Heart Books

Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books 

Red House Books Blog

The closing date for voting is 27 January 2013 and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Saturday 23 February 2013.

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