“Deathly Hallows” Wins 2007 Berkshire Children’s Book Award
Apr 15, 2008
The seventh book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” has won with 2007 Berkshire Children’s Book Award after votes were cast by some 1,000 students across 33 schools in Berkshire county in the UK. GetReading.co.uk is reporting “Deathly Hallows” faced close competition with Derek Landy’s “Skulduggery Pleasant,” which ended up taking second place. Launched in 2004, the Berkshire Children’s Book Award gives pupils from the county the opportunity to nominate and vote for their choice for the best, newly released novel directed towards young people of the year. The sixth novel, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” received top honors at the Berkshire Book Awards in 2005. The 2007 awards ceremony is set to take place this fall.
Many congratulations Jo!