Stockton Children’s Book of the Year
The Year 7 reading group have been taking part in Stockton Children’s Book of the Year reading scheme. The 15 students in the group meet weekly in the library and have been reading, discussing and reviewing the shortlisted books. They have also been visited regularly by Tanya Kosaros, the librarian from Billingham Library, who introduced them to the scheme back in November and regularly checked on their progress and listened to their comments about the books. Tanya then visited Northfield on Tuesday 8th March to collect their votes; their winning choice was 'The Mute Button' by Ellie Irving. The votes will now be added to those from 20+ schools across Stockton who are taking part and the overall winner announced at a special awards ceremony at the end of March.
The Stockton Children's Book of the Year is a high profile literary event for children in Stockton Borough. This successful and popular event has been running for 19 years. The Book of the Year is an event that involves children, teachers, parents, authors and library staff in the promotion and celebration of good, modern children’s literature and encourages and promotes reading for pleasure in your school.
Any student interested in reading 'The Mute Button' by Ellie Irving or any of the other shortlisted titles just ask in the School Library and Resource Centre.