Ealing Readers' Book Award
This year's Winner: Missing Me by Sophie McKenzie (Elthorne Park High School)
On Tuesday 11th June the Library will be hosted the Grand Final of the Ealing Readers Award (ERA).
Students and staff came to Cardinal Wiseman from eight schools across the borough. Our prestigious guest speaker was multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean and each school delivered a presentation of one of the nominated books before voting for the winner.
ERA is a book prize that is awarded by the KS3 students in Ealing schools. Each student in Years 7, 8 and 9 may nominate one fiction book published in 2012 for the award. Nominations are collected from all High Schools taking part and the books with most nominations are put on the ERA shortlist. After many, many enjoyable hours spent reading over the last few months the winner was on Tuesday.
Geraldine McCaughrean spoke to the students at 11.00 am which was be followed by a quiz and lunch. Each school champions a book on the shortlist and after lunch will they had one last chance to persuade voters when they delivered their presentations. The winner was be announced by Geraldine at 2.15 pm.
Cardinal Wiseman supported Sacrifice
by Charlie Higson this year. We were thrilled to host a visit by Charlie Higson last September when his book was first published which enthralled his audience and left the students hungry for more.
This year’s books and schools are:
Northolt High School After by Morris Gleitzman
Acton High School Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson
Brentside High School Four Children and It by Jacqueline Wilson
Drayton Manor High School Guardian Angel by Robert Muchamore
Elthorne Park High School Missing Me by Sophie McKenzie
Featherstone High School Ratburger by David Walliams
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic High School Sacrifice by Charlie Higson
Dormers Wells High School Summer’s Dream by Cathy Cassidy
Greenford High School Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
Geraldine McCaughrean (pronounced 'Muh-cork-run') is a multi-award winning author both in the UK and in the United States. She wrote Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, written on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. Awards include the Whitbread Children’s Book Award for Not the End of the World, Blue Peter ‘Best Book to Keep Forever’ Award for Kite Rider and Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award for Stop the Train.
Previous winners were:
Robert Muchamore in 2012 with People's Republic - Guest speaker Sally Nicholls
Darren Shan in 2011 with Hell's Heroes - guest speaker Candy Gourlay
Charlie Higson in 2010 with The Fear - guest speaker Alan Gibbons