Kids Book Choice Awards
It is great news that Chicken Stu has made the Younger Readers’ list for the Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA).
Kids choice book awards are a big thing in this country, and deservedly so! This is a great quote from Jackie French: “Of all the awards, the ones that kids choose themselves always means the most. But they are also a great way to show kids that what THEY love is important.”
As a kid* I held my own Annual Nathan Luff’s Choice Awards (ANLCA). The Nathan Luff Award was a very prestigious award given out across a range of categories including Best Parent and Best Brother. Winners received a ceramic trophy I made in art class (though I never did master any shape other than ‘the blob’).
So thank you to all Western Australian readers out there who nominated the book. You can see the full lists across the different age categories here:
* Actually, I still do have an annual awards ceremony, but don’t tell anyone.