Newtongrange Author Shortlisted For Children's Book Award

Newtongrange-based author Simon Puttock has been shortlisted in the Bookbug Readers Category (3-7 yrs) of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards for his picture book Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School.
The awards, which celebrate the most popular children’s and young adult books by Scottish authors or illustrators, are run by Scottish Book Trust with support from Creative Scotland. 
Commenting on his nomination, Simon said “I was so delighted to hear that I had been nominated for this award, that I sat down and composed a nocturne for Moonlight School (called The Night Bell) in celebration"
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Over the next five months, children the length and breadth of Scotland will be reading the three shortlisted books in their age category and voting for their favourite. The voting deadline is 5 February 2016. The three winning books will be announced at a special award ceremony on 4 March 2016.
You can find out more about the awards HERE.