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Hampshire Book Award

As a culmination of the 2019 Hampshire Book Award, our group of 12 Year 9 student judges attended the HBA Ceremony at the Middle Brook Centre in Winchester on 15th October. The award is organised by Hampshire School Libraries Service, and offers a great experience for our students to get involved in choosing the winner. They had to critically analyse six books on the shortlist; judging them on enjoyment, enrichment and engagement. Their votes were combined with votes from schools across Hampshire, and the winning book, Shell, was very popular. The students were delighted to meet the winner, Paula Rawsthorne, at the ceremony, and listen to her talk about what inspires her to write for teenagers.

 - E. Bates, Librarian