The Excelsior Award's Cool Sidekick - THE EXCELSIOR AWARD JUNIOR!
The Excelsior Award Junior is the only nationwide book award for graphic novels and manga - where kids aged 8-11 decide the winner by rating each book as they read it!
Five books are selected for the shortlist which will be announced in December 2016. The Excelsior Award Junior is a spin-off of the hugely successful and popular Excelsior Award, the 'secondary school version' which now attracts over two hundred schools and public libraries from all over the UK and Ireland! The overall goal of this scheme is to encourage reading amongst children. However, its secondary target is to raise the profile of graphic novels and manga amongst teachers and school librarians. This storytelling medium has been a largely underused resource within education for many years. Both versions of the Excelsior Award attempt to highlight some of the amazing books that are out there - books that fully deserve to be in our school libraries and classrooms alongside regular fiction!
Troy Trailblazer and The Horde Queen
by Robert Deas
Published by David Fickling Books
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