Here we are at day 2 (click here for Day 1) of the Forest of Reading’s Festival of Trees! Today we attended all three Silver Birch Award ceremonies to cheer for our authors and illustrators.
The day starts off with the Silver Birch Award’s Nonfiction category. Mark Thurman is busy watching the presenters talk about the authors. *Waving to the creators of Alien Invaders* Jane Drake spots us in the first photo and then Ann Love does!
Alien Invaders didn’t win, but congratulations to Larry Verstraete, his book At the Edge did!
Next up, Shane Peacock’s Death in the Air was nominated in the Silver Birch Award’s Fiction category.
Death in the Air didn’t win, but congratulations to Robert Paul Weston, his book Zorgamazoo did!
The last ceremony of the day, we had two nominees for the Silver Birch Award’s Express category. Cary Fagan with Ten Lessons for Kaspar Snit and Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s Dear Toni. Will we win anything?
Drumrolls and the finalists are announced, both of our authors are in it! Congratulations to Cary Fagan, Ten Lessons for Kaspar Snit was named a Silver Birch Express Honour Book! Listen to the scream, cheers, and chants!
Wait for it… Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s Dear Toni is the winner of the Silver Birch Express Award!!!
Doesn’t the award look great?
The instant stardom!
Congratulations to all our authors and illustrators, thank you to each and every one of you for coming out to the festival and the award ceremony! Most of all, thank you to all the readers who voted!
5 Replies to “Day 2: Festival of Trees 2010”
Beautiful blog piece. Both days! Looks like fun but on the chilly side.
I had no idea that when I wrote my comment last May that I’d be on the stage myself come May 2011.