The Crows in The Nest received some rather good news – we were CAWING with pleasure! – last week regarding Helen Peters and her much-loved debut novel The Secret Hen House Theatre…. Helen has been shortlisted for the Solihull Children’s Book Award! A cracking achievement and we all wish Helen – and the Hen House – all the very best.
The other two books on the shortlist are Black Ops by Tom Palmer and Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans. Funding for the book award enables the award organisers to buy a copy of the three shortlisted books for every primary and secondary school in the borough as well as for every library. Children in Years 5 to 8 will read, review and vote for the books between November and July, and the award culminates in a ceremony at Solihull Library Theatre on Thursday 11th July 2013 at 2pm.
The award is being publicised across Solihull and through Facebook and council website pages. There is also a book award blog where children will be encouraged to post reviews.
Good luck, Helen!
You can buy The Secret Hen House Theatre online here and read the first chapter below.