On 25th April, Pensby took a group of students from Years 8,9 &10 to attend the Wirral Book of the Year event at Wirral Grammar for Girls. We have been discussing the shortlisted books in our Tuesday night book group in the library since October. We met 6 of the shortlisted authors; they all had a fun and engaging presentation, followed by a short Q&A session. All of our Pensby students had relevant and interesting questions to ask. We finished our day with the chance to buy some of the books and to get them signed by the authors
Rhian Ivory -
The Boy Who Drew the Future
Joseph Delaney - Arena 13
Martin Griffin - Lifers
Kathryn Evans - More of Me
Anne Cassidy - Moth Girls
Jon Mayhew (previous winner)
All of the Book of the Year titles are available in our school library
Heidi Sinclair 8KBA "I enjoyed the day because it was a really fun experience and it was very inspiring to hear the author's life stories. Also it was interesting to ask them questions".
Catherine Stenhouse 8KSA "The whole day was an amazing experience. All of the authors persuaded me to read their books. I'm excited to read them!"
Andrew Docherty 8KJO "I liked the day because it gave us a chance to meet real authors. My favourite author was Jon Mayhew"
Abbie Carden 8SBA "I enjoyed the day because we got to meet the authors and learnt about how and why they wrote their books".