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Shortlist announced for Teenage Book Award 2015/16

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ip&e’s schools library service and Shropshire Council’s public library staff have been busy visiting schools this term and asking pupils to choose their top eight books for the Teenage Book Awards 2015/16, from a longlist of 20.

The eight titles with the most votes, as selected by pupils in the Shropshire Council area and Telford, has now been announced. 

Shortlisted are:-

  • All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven
  • The Accident Season, by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  • Denton Little’s Deathdate, by Lance Rubin
  • The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart
  • End Game, by Alan Gibbons
  • Concentr8, by William Sutcliffe
  • The Big Lie, by Julie Mayhew
  • Jekyll’s Mirror, by William Hussey

The award ceremony will be on Wednesday 9 March 2016, when the winner will be announced. Local pupils will have the chance to meet some of the shortlisted authors on this date, where they will give talks about their books and offer book signings. 

Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said:-

“This award is a great way to encourage the county’s teenagers to read more, and our service teams have done a wonderful job in helping facilitate young people voting for their favourite book of the year. I look forward to finding out the winning book in March.” 

The schools library service is part of Inspire to learn, a wide-ranging education service package that’s built on the solid foundation of Shropshire Council’s education support services, combined with inspiration and innovation from ip&e.