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Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year 2017

The Winning title of Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year 2017 is Super Happy Magic Forest: Slug of Doom by Matty Long.

For Best Presentations, the judges had a very difficult time deciding, but ultimately Yeading Infants won 3rd place, Minet Infants won 2nd place and John Locke Academy came first.

John Locke Academy receiving their certificates from the Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan

John Locke Academy receiving their certificates from the Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan


Book awards This award is aimed at children in Year 2. 

Children's comic Mark Jones will host the event prepare yourselves for audience participation and probably the odd joke or two about burps or farting!

You can bring up to 10 students and two staff. However if you want to bring student mentors from other year groups, they would be welcome too, just let us know how many places you need in total and we will try our best to accommodate you. Remember that all students attending must be permitted to appear in publicity photos and videos

The short-listed titles

Slug of Doom - Matty Long

Matty Long

Super Happy Magic Forest - Slug of Doom by Matty Long

Welcome  to the Super Happy Magic Forest, a super happy, super magical place filled with picnics, dancing, and fun. That is until the super slimy SLUG OF DOOM threatens to drink a magical potion that will give him the size and strength to eat the entire forest. Five heroes ― a fairy, a unicorn, a faun, a gnome, and a talking mushroom ― must go on an epic quest to find the potion before the SLUG OF DOOM can drink it, but their quest won't be easy. They must first navigate past dragon lairs, outwit cunning ogres, swim across deep rivers and work as a team if they are to succeed.

Imaginary Fred - Eoin Colfer - Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer

Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred...Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other.

Zog and the Flying Doctors - Julia Donaldson

Axel Sheffler

Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the dragon, as they fly around the country, tending to a sunburnt mermaid, a distressed unicorn, and even a sneezy lion!

Ninja Nan - Hollie Hughes

Natalie Smilie

Ninja Nan by Hollie Hughes

Jim's nan is completely ordinary. Or so Jim thinks. One day he finds a note on the fridge which changes everything... his nan has run away to be a ninja at the circus! away to join the circus. Sometimes a Nan's just gotta do what a Nan's gotta do...

Odd Socks - Rebecca Ashdown

Rebecca Ashdown

Odd Socks by Michelle Robinson

Suki and Sosh love their life. Each day they go to work together on their pair of feet, and each night they snuggle together in their sock drawer. But then disaster strikes: Sosh spots that Suki has a hole. Darn it! Sure enough, his warm, woolly wife starts to unravel, until one day Suki is nowhere to be found. The rest of the underwear warn him not to go it alone - no one likes an odd sock. But Sosh swears to find her.

Troll Stinks - Jeanne Willis - Tony Ross

Tony Ross

Troll Stinks! by Jeanne Willis

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?




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