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Time Travel Trouble at the Scottish Children’s Book Awards!

Posted on 07/03/2014 in Scottish Children's Book Awards

The DiscoverKelpies team are very excited to tell you that the wonderful Janis Mackay has been announced as one of the winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013! She won the Younger Reader (8-11 years) category with her story of time travel trouble, The Accidental Time Traveller.

Hundreds of children from all over Scotland helped Janis to celebrate at a special awards ceremony at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, after months of reading and voting for their favourites with Scottish Book Trust. Well, it’s a hard job but somebody has to do it! Make sure to check out our Twitter page for lots of cool photos of the day.

As well as The Accidental Time Traveller, Really Weird Removals.com by Daniela Sacerdoti and Black Tide by Caroline Clough were also shortlisted for the Awards.

Janis told us that she’s “totally over the moon and stars” to have won, and to say a big THANK YOU to all her readers and pupils who voted!

We are so proud of all three of our Kelpies authors! Congratulations Janis, and well done Daniela and Caroline!

Scottish Children's Book Awards

The Accidental Time Traveller

The Accidental Time Traveller coverOne ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. She doesn’t understand traffic, or the things in shops, and she’s wearing a long dress with ruffled sleeves. Her name is Agatha Black.

Agatha Black is from 1812, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back there. With help from his mates Will and Robbie, can Saul work out how to make time travel happen?

Want to find out more? Try the first chapter here: just click on ‘Try It For Free’!

Posted by: Nuria at DiscoverKelpies