The Northern Ireland Book Awards Launch took place last Wednesday at Inst and our Junior Bookclub along with around 25 other school bookclubs attended. We were treated to a fun-filled morning where the shortlist was announced. ( For details see the official website at

The guest of honour was Oisin Mc Gann, award-winning author of books such as Small-Minded Giants, Ancient Appetites and the Mad Grandad series. He gave us a very funny and entertaining insight into how he writes his best-selling books while at the same time demonstrating his talent for illustrating. All of us came away eager to read all the nominated titles and to join in all the upcoming activities and events.


“The atmosphere was amazing” Greta 9C

“We got to miss school and it was worth it” Nandhu 10G

“We really enjoyed our trip – We had a fiction-filled day”Aine 9C

“They gave us free chocolate and we all  had a great day” Medb 9M