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Waverton Good Read Children's Award 2010-11

The Good Read is extending its reach into primary schools by establishing the Waverton Good Read Children's Award. 9 to 11-year-olds in local schools were invited to judge the best British debut children's novel of the year. In this first year, we created a short list of five books to present to the children in Years 5 and 6 at primary schools in Waverton and Chester.

The books for 2011 are listed opposite.

the winner

The winner of the 2010/11 Good Read Children's Award, announced at Waverton Carnival on Saturday 2nd July, is Stephanie Burgis for "A Most Improper Magick"

Congratulations to Stephanie. Click here to go to her web site..

Stephanie has written a short story about her heroine Kat, which is set in the period between the first Kat book (A Most Improper Magick) and the second (A Tangle of Magicks). You can read this short story on her web site.

For more details about the Children's Award please contact Carol Archer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries for 2010-2011

Burgis, Stephanie A Most Improper Magick Templar
Flavin, Teresa Blackhope Emigma Templar
Gourlay, Candy Tall Story David Fickling Books
Mayhew, John Mortlock Bloomsbury
Welsh, M L Mistress of the Storm David Fickling Books

Stephanie was presented with her prize at Waverton Primary School on 22nd July.

Here are a few pictures of the event:

Stephanie talking to children
Stephanie answering questions
The Waverton Award being presented by Simon Talbot, Head of Waverton Primary School