Yesterday, Mrs Rigg, school librarian, and Miss O'Malley, Second in English, and a group of pupils met to discuss the books for the Lancashire Book of the Year award. The group has just finished reading the longlist and yesterday the pupils voted for the books they want to be shortlisted.

Lancashire Book of the Year is the longest running young people's regional book award in the country. The award remains one of the few book awards in which young people themselves are solely responsible for choosing both the shortlist and the overall winning book. 

The award is voted for by pupils from secondary schools around the county. Each school is given a collection of books, submitted by publishers as being the best books they had produced for the 12-14 age group. The young people then read and shortlist the books before choosing the overall winner.

They have really enjoyed reading and discussing all of the books so far!