New Horizons Book Award
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The New Horizons Book Award was instigated in 2010 by the School Library Service of Dorset County Council, United Kingdom. The award aims to encourage young people to explore some of the best fiction by exciting new authors. The award is open to debut authors of a fiction book for children aged 9–13. Children attending school in Dorset within the target age group are eligible to vote for the winner.
The shortlist consisted of five titles:
- The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies
- The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
- Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
- Time Riders by Alex Scarrow
- The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
The shortlist was chosen from a longlist of 16 titles. The overall winner, announced in October 2010, was The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies.
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