2012 NI Book Awards
On March 20th fourteen boys accompanied Mrs Cowdrey to the annual launch of Northern Ireland Book Award. This took place at RBAI (Inst) and the boys were part of an audience of approximately 170 children from schools as far away as Omagh, Keady and Londonderry.
There was a great buzz of excitement when they were fortunate enough to meet well known author, Joe Craig, writer of the Jimmy Coates series. Joe emphasised that in order to be writer you must " tell the story". Simple as that or so he says!
The Northern Ireland Book Award has its own dedicated website and the current short list is available on the site. The award is now in its fourth year and the winning book is chosen by the participants . This years list has a number of strong contenders so watch the website to find out the winner. Come on " Wonder" by R.J. Palcio (Mrs Cowdrey's favourite).
Northern Ireland Book Award - www.nibookaward.org.uk