3-11 Award: Morris Gleitzman Then (Puffin)
A powerful and beautifully written account of a young boy’s journey; touching, vulnerable, raw; a courageous yet crucial novel.
12-16 Award: Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (illustrator) The Graveyard Book Bloomsbury
Wow! As soon as you’ve finished reading, you turn back to page one to re-live this tale of a classic rite of passage with plethora of surreal twists.
Special commendation; Shaun Tan Tales from Outer Suburbia Templar
Dip into this anywhere and you will come up with a gem. This is a truly unique book.