Kids’ authors taken to heart in Hawick

editorial image

Over 600 local children have voted for the winners of this year’s Heart of Hawick Book Award.

At a glittering ceremony in Tower Mill, the Picture Book Category was won by ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ by Giles Paley-Phillips, and the Junior Fiction accolade awarded to I’m Dougal Trump and It’s Not my Fault!, by Dougal Trump.

Pictured are finalists Siobhan Rowden and Kristyna Litten, winner Giles Paley-Phillips, and Sam Angus, whose book Soldier Dog was also shortlisted.

Co-ordinator Caroline Smith said: “They all spoke glowingly of the welcome they received and enjoyed the day.”

The best review from each of the participating ten schools received a book token.