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The Celebrity-backed “Nobby Travels National Children’s Book Review” competition that was launched by Blue Peter presenter, Matt Baker, on 20th February 2008 and that has been endorsed by Beverley Hughes MP, opens to the public vote on Sunday 1st June.

Full details will be available on 1st June @

The schools (with a contact in each) that have been SHORTLISTED in the competition are:

5-7 year category ….

Knocknagin Primary School, Desertmartin, Anne O'Hagan
Cheswick Green Primary, Solihul, Mrs Ridler
Southcoates Primary, HU9 3TW, Mrs Dawn Thurston
Manor Beach, Cleveleys, Clare Walsh
Swaffield Primary School, London, Lucy Innesker
Eastcourt Independent School, Essex, Mrs Askew
St Johns CE Pimary, DY10 6AP, Miss Ward
The Grange Junior School, CW8 3AU, Mrs Davis
Churchtown Primary School, Merseryside, Caroline Williams
Priory Green Primary School, Wolverhampton, Debbie Reynolds
Clover Hill Primary School, NE16 5SJ, Wendy Edwards
St Nicholas CE VA Primary School,Herts, Mrs Ruth Mattison
Richmond House School, LS16 5LG, Mrs J Godsave
Carreghofa CP School, SY22 6PA, Mrs D Jones
Rosslyn School, Birmingham, Jane Scott
Fairlop Primary School, Essex, Mrs Walters
Hardwick Primary School, Suffolk, Mr Peter Dewhurst
Ysgol Bodnant Infants, Clwyd, Miss Newby
Sythwood Primary School, Woking, Mrs S Tresilian
Sandford Hill Primary School, Stoke on Trent, J G Warner

8-11 year category ….

Berkeley Primary School, Mr Challinor
Culter Primary School, Mrs Park
Mylnhurst, Ecclesall, Mrs Pathe
Our Lady of Ransom School, Essex, Sarah Dignum
The Queens School, Chester, Felicity Taylor
Meridian Primary School, London Ann Ashtari
St Cecila's Catholic Primary School, Surrey, Caroline Warr
Richmond House School, LS16 5LG, Mrs J Godsave
King Edward Primary School and Nursery, Mansfield, Helen Hickling
Benfield Junior School, BN41 1XS, Lisa Perrins
St David's College, West Wickham, Mrs S L Stock
Scout Road Primary School, Hebden Bridge,Chris Seton
Greetland Primary School, Greetland, Zoe Marsden
Fairlop Primary School, Essex. Mrs Walters
Cumnor House School, CR2 6DA, Miss Scragg
Clowne Junior School, Chesterfield, Mr M D Edge
Gosbecks Primary School, Essex, Z Cross
Cannon Park Primary CV4 7PS, Sally Parkins
Yoxall St Peter's CE Primary School, Burton Upon Trent, Carline Wright

The public can vote for their favourite review/school all through June and on 1st July, two of the schools will win £1,000. The shortlisted schools will be notified on Monday (2nd June) and will be encouraged to drum up as much public support as possible as people can only cast one vote - so if they are to win they will need to get as many people as possible to vote for them.

Full details of the competition can be found on the website,

The competition was launched on 20th February 2008 and children were asked to read and review any book of their choice. Entries needed to be in by 17th May 2008, with the best 40 being unveiled on 1st June at Voting ends on 30th June with the winners being announced on 1st July.


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