Uckfield children recommend books for the Queen to read

Book recommendations from Uckfield winners of a Diamond Jubilee competition are to be sent to Buckingham Palace. 

The winners of the competition which was run by the town's library are Alex Ross Neal, aged 11, Paige Gravett, 9, and Owain Thomas, five.

They each chose books they thought the Queen might enjoy reading when she has chance to relax.

Their recommendations were 'The World of Norm 2, May Cause Irritation' by Jonathan Meres, 'The Worst Thing about my Sister' by Jacqueline Wilson and 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

Claire Morley from East Sussex County Council's Llibrary Service said: “We asked the children and young people to help the Queen during what is a busy time for her and over 130 of them gave their favourite book recommendations.

“The idea behind the competition was to celebrate the Jubilee in a way that would also raise the profile of reading for pleasure, as well as giving our young readers a way to share their favourite books and recommend them to others.

“The entries were used to decorate our libraries over the Jubilee Bank Holiday. Once the displays are taken down, the entries will be made into a book, a copy of which will be placed in each library. We'll also be sending a copy to Buckingham Palace.”

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