Friday, 31 March 2017

Waterstones Children's Book Awards 2017 - winner announced

Debut novel, The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave has won this year's Waterstones Children's Book prize.  Inspired by Philip Pulman's The Firework-Makers Daughter and childhood visits to the Canary Islands, this novel is a magical and mythical tale of adventure about a map maker's daughter who sets out to rescue her best friend from a forbidden forest using her fathers maps and her knowledge of myths.

An interesting blog post on the Guardian books website, highlights other empowering female characters in children's books, including Katherine Rundell's Wolf Wilder.  The Girl of Ink & Stars and Wolf Wilder are both available to borrow from the Discovery Library.  For more suggestions on what to read have a look at the new books section of the Library blog.

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