Library Services for Schools - Cumbria`s primary schools book award 2018

Spellbinding 2018 - Winner announced!


We are excited to announce that the Spellbinding 2018 winning book is "Letters from the Lighthouse" by Emma Carroll.

"What smashing news! Thank you so much for letting me know. I did see online that Letters was one of the shortlisted books for the Spellbinding award, so to have won it is really exciting! Thanks to everyone involved and to all the children who read and enjoyed it." Emma Carroll

Thank you to all who have taken part in Spellbinding this year and we hope the children have enjoyed reading the shortlisted books. We have already started compiling books for next year's shortlist and this will be advertised towards the end of October - so watch this space!

Here are just some of the comments from the children about this year's winning book:

"When I got the book I was so excited to read it, it was amazing but it was sad, confusing and happy. Emma Carroll is a great author....I would rate it 9/10" Blackford School

"This book was really good. I simply couldn't put it down. I would rate this books 9/10." St Cuthbert's RC Primary School, Wigton

"The Letters from the Lighthouse is my favourite book because the plot twists were amazing.... I would rate this 9/10 and Emma Carroll if you read this please make a sequel." Leeming RAF Community Primary School

"I loved the rise and fall in the story line and how in the end it fell on a happy note. Sukie is my favoutire character because she was very brave and stood up for what she believed. Emma Carroll paints a vivid picture in my mind when I read her books." Warcop School

"I think this is an amazing book set in February 1941. I think Emma Carroll is great. Can't wait 'till my friends read this book because they are going to be amazed. This will probably be my favourite book ever." Newbarns Primary School