Date Posted... May 1st 2019

2019 Kernow Youth Book Awards

On Wednesday 1st May Truro School Book Club attended the 2019 Kernow Youth Book Awards. It is a fantastic annual event, which was hosted by Carnegie Award-winning author Tim Bowler.

The Book Club did a presentation on A Boy Called Ocean, by Chris Higgins. The students got to meet all the authors on the shortlist, listen to presentations by other schools and get their books signed.

Chris Higgins was so impressed by Truro School’s presentation that she said, ‘I will have to ask these students for ideas to help me with my new novel’.

The Kernow Youth Book Award (KYBA) brings together students from all over Cornwall who love to read and talk about the books they enjoy. The six shortlisted books are read over a period of six months and an award ceremony is held to announce the winner. The award ceremony took place at The Eden Project where all participants have the opportunity to attend and meet the authors who have written the books. This is a unique book award where all the books are selected from long list to shortlist by the young people of Cornwall.