J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award


Mar 10, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards. Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for “Children’s Book of the Year,” along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, Captain Underpants & the Preposterous Plight by Dav Pilkey, Artemis Foul & The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer, Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon, Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort.

Also actress Julie Walters, who portrays Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has been shortlisted in the Biography of the Year category for her book, That’s Another Story. Actress Dawn French (the Fat Lady in PoA) was also nominated in the same category, for her autobiography Dear Fatty.

Finally, UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry has been nominated in the Popular Non-Fiction category for his book, Stephen Fry in America.

Voting is now open to all online via this link, and will run until Saturday, March 28th.
The winners of the Galaxy British Book Awards will be announced Sunday, April 5, 2009 in London, England. Congratulations to all!

52 Responses to J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

Avatar ImagePeteJHumphreys says: I hope she wins - They really are great story's! First?Avatar ImagePeteJHumphreys says: That was terrible grammar - I apologise!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: thats good news for all potter fans. . .!!!! yeah !!! can i support 2 author here? !!! ;D Avatar ImageZivlok says: There's a new Captain Underpants book out? AWESOME! Er, I mean, go Jo?Avatar ImageMoody One says: Go Jo! : )Avatar ImageLillylove says: Some excellent choices there...GO JKR!!!! Avatar ImageShalanarah says: OMG Please everybody let's vote for our beloved JKR!!!!Avatar Imagekamidee says: Breaking dawn?! Avatar Imagejonfrog says: good for jo! her kids book might be able to beat breaking dawn. Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I think it is kind of weird that there are two books with the word underpants in the titles. I hope JKR wins.Avatar Imagelnh92 says: Yay Jo!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: Is Breaking Dawn really for kids? Does it really belong in the same category as Captain Underpants?Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: What is up with children's obsession for underpants?!? So much for maturing children's literacy! Oh well. Love reading children's books, I have the Artemis Fowl series but haven't read them yet. Sounds fun. Think that will be my next read.Avatar ImagePrenz13 says: I hope she wins this too!! And even I'm a bit confused with Breaking Dawn and Captain Underpants in the same category...LOL!! Anyway, Go Jo!!!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: What is Breaking Dawn doing on that list?! :/ Artemuis and Beedle the Bard! Wow!!! Tough choice there! :DAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: *Artemis I mean :DAvatar Imageowl-mail says: I just voted for her Go JoAvatar Imagebookmonster79 says: Who in the world included Breaking Dawn on a Children's Book list? Go JO! Blow Stephanie out of the water.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: [groan] breaking dawn??? that was seriously the worst book in the series...anywhoo, i just voted, GO JO!!!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Good choices, but I'd have to go with Tales of Beedle the Bard. It was such a treat, sspecially, if your a hardcore Harry Potter fan. Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: It must beat Breaking Dawn. That's all I can say apart from: Beedle the Bard is a great book! Go Jo!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: GO JO!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: Congratulations J.K.Rowling!!!!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: I hope she wins!!! It is a great book! my sister dosn't like Harry Potter but she loved the stories in Beedle the Bard!Avatar Imageemmy. says: Not sure I think she should win this. Cos this is sort of a 'prop' from the books, more than a book on it's own. Sort of... Still, if she wins, I'll love it :)Avatar ImageCatherine says: GO JO! you can beat out breaking dawn (my sister will be in my face if meyer wins)! you can do it Jo!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Of course I picked Beedle the Bard! Breaking Dawn was disapointing for me, and Eclipse was my fave Twilight! Even between Eclipse and Beedle the Bard, I chose Beedle the Bard. But I chose Stephenie Meyer for something. And I voted for Julie Walters!Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: Come on guys... if we can pad the house points then we can make JKR win that award. Follow the Chicago voting motto: Vote early, vote often!Avatar ImageErinM says: Hope JKR wins, of course!Avatar Imageconifer432 says: i <3 beedle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: Hope JKR wins. I liked Eclipse and Twilight the best of the series. I do agree that Breaking Dawn does not belong on a children's book list it's more of a teen book. Anyway go Jo!!Avatar Imageconifer432 says: and as for "time paradox"? no offense because i love artemis fowl tbut that book was a bit pointless. i hope it isnt the last book.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Jo definitely serves the award.. Good Luck to her!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: I hope Jo wins. :-)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: The Tales of Beedle the Bard better win, because all of those other books, to be frank, lack literary merit.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Wow. I really hope she gets it. Avatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: Go Jo! Breaking Dawn, a childrens' book?! Um, I don't think so!Avatar ImageProfKnight says: Beedle all the way...Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: Interesting selection, with an over-emphasis on underpants! There's really no competition.Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: Breaking Dawn for "best children's book"? That's absurd! The themes contained in that book should not be read by any kid!Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: Oh, and Go Jo! XDAvatar ImageFlourishandBlotts says: Wow. This is really cool stuff! I had no idea that some of the actors were writers as well! : )Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: Go Beedle!Avatar Imagecleber says: it's a shame i've been unable to read it yet! Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Beedle Beedle Beedle!!!Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: Woo! Go Jo :D I hope she wins... And I totally remember when all of the boys in my fifth grade class were obsessed with the Captain Underpants books. I always thought that was a strange series.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: I hope Beedle wins, even though I have to admit that I haven't actually read it yet (I know, I'm a terrible fan, lol). I just hope Breaking Dawn doesn't win. I kind of like the Twilight series in general, but BD was pretty awful, in my opinion. And I think it's funny that Captain Underpants is on that list, although I must admit the books are pretty funny.Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: A lot of HP connections this year!! Beedle has some tough competition - Go Jo!!Avatar ImageCellar Door says: I really hope Beedle wins over Breaking Dawn. Go Jo, you can do it! Fingers crossed!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Go Jo! Hope Beedle the Bard wins. Deserves it!! Avatar Imagemewthree says: can't wait till they start filming this book. they could do it now.Avatar ImageRajeshwari says: Excellent book, I must say!!!! I hope she wins!

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