I was asked to design and make an award sculpture for Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award 2010 last week, which seemed to have gone down well. Novel idea (excuse the pun) but a whole load of children chose their favourite book from a list of about ten authors. The author who won was a young woman called Kazumo Kohara who wrote and illustrated a fantastic book called 'The Haunted House'. The children's votes were overwhelmingly in her favour, but I know it was many of the adult's favourite too. The older Award was won by Sharon Tregenza with 'Tarantula Tide', a great children's 'detective' story set on Shetland. Keep reading kids, you know it makes sense !