Young book reviewers honoured

Two Liverpool youngsters are to be honoured at an event to celebrate books and writing.

They are the winners of the first children and young people’s writing competition organised by Friends of Garston Library.

Twelve-year-old Jennifer Rigby and nine-year-old Emily Davey are the winners of the competition in whcih they had to write a review of a book they had read and enjoyed.

Jennifer, from Mossley Hill who attends Belvedere Academy, wrote about “My Sister Jodie” by Jacqueline Wilson.Emily, from Speke a pupil at Hunts Cross Primary, wrote about “Hunky Dory” by Jean Ure.

The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp, will make presentations to them at the library  on Thursday 17 October (6.30pm).

The competition was organised by the Friends of Garston Library as part of their mission to promote reading and a love of literature as well as to highlight use of the library.

Chair of the Friends, Paula Keaveney, said: “It’s so great to see youngsters enjoying books and being willing to explain to others why books and reading are so very important.Well done to Jennifer and Emily for putting their love of reading into words so well.”

The presentation takes place at the beginning of one of the Friends of Garston Library literary evenings.These are a series of speaker events looking at different aspects of books. This month’s topic is local history. It follows an evening on detective fiction and precedes one on poetry,