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`By Royal Command` wins at Oxfordshire Book Awards

12-Oct-2009 • Young Bond

BBC South reported this weekend that Charlie Higson's By Royal Command has been chosen by the children of Oxfordshire as the best novel of 2009 in the Oxfordshire Children's Book Awards.

The awards ceremony for the Oxfordshire Book Awards (formerly the West Oxfordshire Book Awards) was held at Abingdon School.

The Oxfordshire Book Award is an award in which children in the Oxfordshire area - almost 1000 of them - were involved in selecting, shortlisting and voting. There are three categories: Best Picture Book, Best Junior Novel, and Best Teen Novel which were announced at the awards ceremony in Abingdon.

Charlie Higson’s fifth Young Bond novel By Royal Command won Best Junior Novel; Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn won the Best Teen Novel; and Michael Rosen and Nick Sharrat collected their awards for Best Picture Book for Dear Mother Goose

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