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Killer Clone2010 WINNER ANNOUNCED

Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore's Killer Clone has won the 2010 Southwark Book Award.

On hearing they had won the award, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (usually known as the Two Steves) said:

A BIG THANK YOU to all the students who voted for our book Killer Clone. We are REALLY pleased to win such an award obviously all the students in Southwark who voted for us have great taste in books! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again, for choosing Killer Clone. We enjoyed writing the book and an award like this makes it all worthwhile, because we now know that the people who we wrote it for enjoyed it as well! Thanks again and all the very best to everyone who took part in the award.
Best wishes
Steve and Steve


Diary of a Wimpy Kid2009 WINNER ANNOUNCED

Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid has won the 2009 Southwark Book Award. Prize winners from each of the 25 participating schools won a visit to The Cartoon Museum for a cartooning workshop on 7th July. Publishers Puffin Books generously donated Puffin goody bags and copies of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DIY Book for each winner.

On hearing he had won the award, Jeff Kinney said:

"I was very excited to hear that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was chosen to win the Southwark Book Award! I've always hoped that my books would be well received in Great Britain, and I'm thrilled that kids seem to be enjoying my humour. I want to say thank you to everyone who voted for my book!"

The Results In Full

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid - WINNER - 401 votes
  • Dog Lost - 119 votes
  • The Shade of Hettie Daynes - 85 votes
  • Cosmic - 82 votes
  • Alligator - 56 vote
  • The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin - 42 votes

2009 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The shortlist for the 2009 Southwark Book Award has been announced:

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce, Cosmic
  • Theresa Breslin, Alligator
  • Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Ingrid Lee, Dog Lost
  • Alan Shea, The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin
  • Robert Swindells, The Shade of Hettie Daynes

The books will be available in schools from March. Pupils will read them and vote between then and 26th June. The final events will take place in each secondary in the week 29th June - 3rd July.


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Lily on The Shade of Hettie Daynes:

The book was average and quite boring. It was an easy read and got through it quickly. It was not that good and not enjoyable. I wouldn\'t suggest it.

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