REG PIC Youngsters create their own books at competition in Darlington (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Youngsters create their own books at competition in Darlington
2:33pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
YOUNG bookworms were given the chance to come up with their own bestseller at a competition in Darlington today (Friday, August 30).
Children between the ages of seven and 12 created their own story complete with book cover at the event at Crown Street Library, in Darlington.
The competition – named Lottie Writes – was hosted by Darlington-born author, Charlotte Jones, to celebrate the release of her children’s book, The Enchanted Grandfather Clock.
The book is the first in a series by the author and has climbed into the bestselling list on Amazon within two days of its release.
“The main reason this whole thing started was because I used to spend a lot of time in the library as a child,” said Ms Jones.
“I hope that the Lottie Writes award will be an annual event in Darlington.
“I had gone to the library to donate some books and was asked if I’d like to do something with the children and I couldn’t have been happier to host the award competition.
“The intention of the award is that six children will leave the library believing that the impossible is possible.”
The winners, selected by the author and the book’s illustrator, Ms Jones’ daughter, Parisa, as well as a librarian, each took away signed copies of the first instalment from the series.
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