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J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

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Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 07:08 AM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards.  Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for "Children's Book of the Year," along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer,  Captain Underpants & the Preposterous Plight by Dav Pilkey, Artemis Foul & The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer, Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon, Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort.

Also actress Julie Walters, who portrays Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has been shortlisted in the Biography of the Year category for her book, That's Another Story.  Actress Dawn French (the Fat Lady in PoA) was also nominated in the same category, for her autobiography Dear Fatty.

Finally, UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry has been nominated in the Popular Non-Fiction category for his book, Stephen Fry in America.

Voting is now open to all online via this link, and will run until Saturday, March 28th.
The winners of the Galaxy British Book Awards will be announced Sunday, April 5, 2009 in London, England.  Congratulations to all!

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52 Comments

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106 Points

I hope she wins – They really are great story’s! First?

Posted by Caligari on March 10, 2009, 07:15 AM report to moderator
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106 Points

That was terrible grammar – I apologise!

Posted by Caligari on March 10, 2009, 07:18 AM report to moderator
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thats good news for all potter fans. . .!!!! yeah !!!

can i support 2 author here? !!! ;D

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 10, 2009, 07:29 AM report to moderator
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There’s a new Captain Underpants book out? AWESOME!

Er, I mean, go Jo?

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on March 10, 2009, 07:31 AM report to moderator
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1436 Points

Go Jo! : )

Posted by Moody One ♥ROAR♥ on March 10, 2009, 07:33 AM report to moderator
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Some excellent choices there…GO JKR!!!!

Posted by Lillylove on March 10, 2009, 07:51 AM report to moderator
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153 Points

OMG Please everybody let’s vote for our beloved JKR!!!!

Posted by Shalanarah on March 10, 2009, 07:58 AM report to moderator
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Breaking dawn?!

Posted by Kamidee {ROAR!} [TZS] on March 10, 2009, 08:06 AM report to moderator
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346 Points

good for jo!

her kids book might be able to beat breaking dawn.

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on March 10, 2009, 08:12 AM report to moderator
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I think it is kind of weird that there are two books with the word underpants in the titles. I hope JKR wins.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 10, 2009, 08:14 AM report to moderator
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Yay Jo!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lnh92(Lorrie) on March 10, 2009, 08:36 AM report to moderator
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1375 Points

Is Breaking Dawn really for kids? Does it really belong in the same category as Captain Underpants?

Posted by snapealicious on March 10, 2009, 09:28 AM report to moderator
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What is up with children’s obsession for underpants?!? So much for maturing children’s literacy! Oh well. Love reading children’s books, I have the Artemis Fowl series but haven’t read them yet. Sounds fun. Think that will be my next read.

Posted by Professor Potter on March 10, 2009, 09:28 AM report to moderator
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348 Points

I hope she wins this too!! And even I’m a bit confused with Breaking Dawn and Captain Underpants in the same category…LOL!! Anyway, Go Jo!!!

Posted by Prenz13 on March 10, 2009, 10:23 AM report to moderator
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What is Breaking Dawn doing on that list?! :/

Artemuis and Beedle the Bard! Wow!!! Tough choice there! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 10, 2009, 10:47 AM report to moderator
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