Leicestershire Children's Book Prize 2012
'Bill’s New Frock' by Anne Fine
“Bill’s New Frock”, the story of a boy who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into a girl has been voted the winner of the third Leicestershire Children’s Book Prize.
Anne Fine was presented with her award for the Leicestershire Childrens Book Prize at St Edwards C of E Primary School.
Young readers aged 7-9 throughout the county voted for their favourite title from a shortlist of 6 exciting books which were selected to reflect the Olympic and Paralympic values.
The runners up were:
2nd Little Manfred by Michael Morpurgo
3rd The Boy with the Lightning Feet by Sally Gardner
The books were promoted in Leicestershire libraries and schools throughout the autumn term and are all available to read through Leicestershire Libraries
Bill's New Frock
“I liked it because it was hilariously funny and I liked the characters, especially Bill
himself and how he changed into a girl.” Boy aged 8.
"A nice go back to the past book. Exciting, historic and a bit of football." Boy 9
The Boy with the lightning feet
"I like this book because it is really wicked and Timmy Twinkle is funny." Boy 8
Wasim the Wanderer
"I liked Wasim the wanderer because I play for a football team and I am
football mad." Boy 8
Brian Moses and Roger Stevens
"It is a funny book and makes me want to write poetry." Boy 9
"Eric thinks he's not very good. It proves anyone can be a hero." Girl 9
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