A highlight of the library year is to shadow the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award organised by Bolton School. This year’s shortlisted books were enjoyed, discussed and our votes were cast. A group of year 7 and 8 students attended the award ceremony on 5 July where they attended special author talks and had the opportunity to have a book signed by their favourite author. It is always a day that students remember. Congratulations to Tamsyn Murray for The Second-Hand Heart and the primary category winner Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson. Thank you to Bolton School and Bolton School Library for another fabulous event.

 “The Bolton Children’s Fiction Award is really good because you discover six new unique stories which may make you swoon, cry, get shocked, pity someone or draw you in to read again. Also you get to travel to Bolton School (which is amazing) and listen to the author talks and see if the book you voted for won.”

Karley year 7


“On my trip to Bolton school we met six authors and had a talk with two of them. We had a talk with the author of Caged- Theresa Breslin- and the author of Goldfish Boy- Lisa Thompson. I liked Lisa’s talk because she interacted with the audience. It was really nice to see all the different schools come together in an event. We had a really fun time buying books and then meeting the authors to have the book signed. I bought The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson. I made a new friend and overall it was a really enjoyable event.”

Chloe year 7

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