The Grampian Children’s Book Award is an award set up by a group of school librarians from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray. It has now been running for over 10 years and over those years hundreds of pupils have had the opportunity to read a diverse selection of high quality Young Adult fiction.
The pupils themselves suggest books to be included on the booklist. Between the summer holidays and the October break a booklet with the longlist is given out to all the schools. The pupils must then vote, just before the October holidays, for their top 6 books.
After the votes have been counted and verified a shortlist is produced. Once again it is over to the pupils to decided what the award winning book is going to be. Who will take away the much coveted quaich?
The shortlist for the 2017 award has now been announced. The books on the shortlist are :
Why I went back by James Clammer
One by Sarah Crossan
End game by Alan Gibbons
Monster by CJ Skuse
Time travelling with a hamster by Ross Welford
The art of being normal by Lisa Williamson
And the winner is…. One by Sarah Crossan.