Red House Children's Book Award

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THE RED HOUSE Children�s Book Award, which claims to be the only major UK book prize entirely voted for by children, is moving to the Hay Festival next year. The winner will be announced at the Festival on 2 June 2006. Marianne Adley, Coordinator of the Award, said: �The relocation of the award ceremony to the Hay Festival heralds an exciting new era for all of us involved in promoting children�s books.�

One of the reasons given for the move is that it will give attending children the opportunity to take part in a fullscale literary festival. What this will amount to in practice is a little hard to envisage, and it may well be that children and their parents will regret the lost opportunity of having a daytrip or weekend in London, where attendance at the award could be mixed with some completely different form of leisure. Certainly, getting to the award will present attendees with significant travel issues. How many people will be able to get there and back home in one day? I couldn't, for a start.

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