Brooksbank’s Year 8 Shelf Life reading group had a fantastic day at Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year event, organised by Calderdale Libraries.  Readers spent the day, at Halifax Town Hall, working with four nominated children’s authors, staff from Calderdale Libraries and students from other secondary schools.

The four books nominated for the award were: Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain, Twister by Juliette Forrest, The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford and Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay.  Students loved meeting the authors and enjoyed discussing the four books.

There was excitement in the chamber as the winning book, voted for by students, was announced.  It was Twister by Juliette Forrest.  Four Shelf Lifers won prizes for their excellent reviews: Finn Cullimore, Niamh Robinson, Jordan Gibbons and Joseph Mitchell.