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News: Top Author Wins Top Children's Award

Jonathan Stroud met some of the children who named his novel The Amulet of Samarkand as Lancashire Children's Book of the Year 2005.
Young people from schools from all across the county were at the awards ceremony on Saturday. He said: "I am absolutely thrilled that The Amulet of Samarkand has been selected as Lancashire Children's Book of the Year 2005, especially as it was chosen by young people. It is always wonderful if a children's book is appreciated by adults, but this counts for little in the long run if its target audience does not approve."

The award is now in its 19th year.The other shortlisted authors included Joseph Delaney (The Spook's Apprentice), Michael Lawrence (A Crack in the Line) and Theresa Tomlinson (Voyage of the Snake Lady).

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In addition to those titles mentioned above, the following were also shortlisted:

Malorie Blackman "Knife Edge"
Anne Cassidy "Looking for JJ"
Anthony Horowitz "Scorpia"
Valerie Mendes "Lost and Found"
Celia Rees "Pirates!"
Meg Rosoff "How I Live Now"

Children are themselves wholly responsible for selecting both the shortlist and the overall winner of the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award. It was quite heartening to see the breadth of genres and styles of writing in this year's shortlist which encompassed both new and also more established writers.

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