Book award smasher for Meteorite Strike

Heart of Hawick Book Awards presentation ceremony
Heart of Hawick Book Awards presentation ceremony

PUPILS from all the primary schools have voted for their favourite story as part of the fourth annual Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award.

Having spent the last two terms reading, reviewing and voting for their favourite book from a shortlist, at an award ceremony held in Tower Mill, it was revealed the winning book was ‘Meteorite Strike’ by A.G Taylor.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the 10 local schools, and hosted by Scottish author Catherine MacPhail.

Winning author Andrew Taylor lives in Australia, but commented: “That’s fantastic news and means a lot as it was voted for by the kids. Thanks again for organising the prize and supporting new writers – I’m very proud to be able to say my book won. And I can’t wait to put my award on my desk.”

Pictured are (from left): Catherine MacPhail, children’s author who hosted the event; Naomi Tait, St Margaret’s RC Primary School, winner of the Children’s Book Review; and Lari Don, children’s author and storyteller, winner of the Picturebook category, for ‘The Big Bottom Hunt’.