Hampshire SLS is delighted to announce that the winner of this year's Hampshire Book Award is...
Helen Dennis with River of Ink: Genesis!
The lead swapped between three of the six books as the votes poured in, but River of Ink finally won in three of the five bases with more than 26% of the total vote.
In second place was My Name's Not Friday by Jon Walter, which leapt into second place during the final round thanks to massive support from the South West's base in Applemore Technology College, beating The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster into third.
Congratulations to Helen Dennis! We look forward to welcoming her in the autumn term to receive her trophy.
Many thanks go to all our year 8 participants, and to the librarians and schools who travel to, take part in and host this event every year. We couldn't do this without you.