This was our first visit to Parr Library with our Library Ambassadors as part of the annual Book Awards St Helens (BASH) scheme through the St Helens Library Service in the 11+ category.
The group enjoyed a range of icebreakers and games with one of the local librarians as a main group and in pairs, where they also discussed the five shortlisted BASH books in detail, using their critiquing and debating skills.
The five books are from a range of genres and authors which is a fantastic way for the students to discover new books and engage in books where they usually wouldn't do.
The shortlisted books include; Girl in the Window by Penny Joelson, Jelly by Jo Cotterill, The Boy Who Lied by Kim Slater, The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson and The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle.
The students will continue to take part in a number of workshops at the local library over the next couple of months, where they will pick the ultimate winner of the BASH books in their category.