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Nov 10, 2023

The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams wins Leeds Book Award

Shane Hegarty’s

The Leeds Book Awards project this year ran from May to October 2023 whereby children and young people enjoyed reading and reviewing the best books of 2022. There were 6 categories from Early Years through to Key Stage 4, bringing children and young people together from across the city. The Awards were presented by Leeds Libraries in partnership with LEEDS 2023.

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Shane’s The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams, published in June 2022 by Hodder Children's Books, with illustrations by Jeff Crowther won in the KS2 Lower category.

The project culminated with a star-spangled awards ceremony at Elland Road where the winning author from each shortlist category was announced and received an award designed by children taking part. The awards were a fantastic night where children, authors, illustrators, teachers, and librarians came together to celebrate reading for pleasure.

Photo credit: Tim Simpson and Leeds Libraries

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