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Highland Children's Book Awards 2008
voted by young readers in the Highlands


Back Row Left to Right: Lynsey Stein Organiser, Stephanie Hoyle
Principal Schools Librarian, Heather Dyer (The Boy in the Biscuit Tin),
James Jauncey (The Witness), Tanya Landman (Apache) and Tony Bradman
(Tom's Dragon Trouble)
Front Row Left to Right: Jackie Morris (The Snow Leopard and winner of the Picture Book Category) and Pauline Francis (The
Raven Queen and winner of the 12+ category).


The winner of the top prize for the Picture Book category was Jackie Morris with The Snow Leopard.

Winner of the 8+ category was Chris Riddel with Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

The 12+ award went to Pauline Francis with Raven Queen


The Book Awards are organised by The Highland Council's Library Service with sponsorship from wind farm operators Falck Renewables and ANTA Pottery.
As well as a number of the short listed authors, attending the event were 142 pupils from 45 primary and secondary schools across the Highlands that had taken part.

Books on the 2008 short list were:

12+ category:
• The Witness by James Jauncey
• Apache by Tanya Landman
• Raven Queen by Pauline Francis
• Crusade by Elizabeth Laird
• Berserk by Ally Kennen

8+ category:
• Tom's Dragon Trouble by Tony Bradman
• Boy in the Biscuit Tin by Heather Dyer
• Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
• Born To Run by Michael Morpurgo
• The Kick Off by Dan Freedman

Picture Book category:

• Wendel's Workshop by Chris Riddell
• The Snow Leopard by Jackie Morris
• The Railway Children by Alan Marks
• A Dog Called Rod by Tim Hopgood
• A Present for Freddie Small by Nick Butterworth & Michael Evans

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