Book Award Winners Announced


The winners of this year’s Stockport Children’s Book Awards, hosted by Stockport Libraries & Information, were announced at a special presentation event.
The presentation evening was held at Edgeley Park on Wednesday 19th October, and was hosted by Craig Bradley ‘That Poetry Bloke’ poet, writer and performer.
Stockport children, aged three to 16 years old, from across the borough, read contemporary books and then voted for their favourite authors and illustrators.
The winners were:
• Best Picture Book: Never Tickle a Tiger by Pamela Butchart and Mark Boutavant published by Bloomsbury Press
• Best Read for Juniors: Imagination Box by Martyn Ford published by Faber and Faber
• Best Teen Read: Jessica’s Ghost by Andrew Norriss published by David Fickling Books
The event was also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon and Dr Margaret Gordon who presented awards for the Reader of the Year Award and Most Improved Reader of the Year.
This summer the “Big Friendly Read”, with a Road Dahl theme challenged the children to read 6 books over the holidays and come and tell library staff about their experience. 16 children won tickets to this awards ceremony by completing the challenge.