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The Awesome Book Awards 2019

Tamsin Winter has won the Awesome Book Awards 2019 for her first children’s novel Being Miss Nobody.

"Reading is the best thing you can do for your brain but also your heart. It increases your empathy and caring and getting young people reading will really make a difference to their lives," said Tamsin. She was presented with her prize and trophy by the winner of last year’s Awesome Book Award, Peter Bunzl.

The Awesome Book Awards is a prize that celebrates the best new fiction authors for young readers aged between 7 and 10 and is an annual event run by Cranleigh School and Cranleigh Prep School.

Cranleigh Pupil, Amelie Lewis, who voted for the winner and introduced Tamsin on stage, said: "Being Miss Nobody is a brave and topical book for our generation. It’s book we can all learn from and one that stays with you after you have finished reading it. I loved it!"

The other titles shortlisted for the 2019 Awards were: Running on the Roof of the World, by Jess Butterworth; The Starman and Me, by Sharon Cohen; Brightstorm, by Vashti Hardy; and The Ice Garden, by Guy Jones. Thousands of pupils from schools across London and the South East read the whole shortlist and then voted for their favourite overall.

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