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It’s third time lucky for a group of young people at Wrexham Library who have become runners up in a national competition to create a picture book.

The Books Inside Out group has entered the competition run by Reading Zone for the past three years and this year their efforts were rewarded by the judges who awarded them runner up in the primary age group.

The book they chose to produce was called Snowdrop Farm in World War I, which featured poetry and illustrations by all the children in the group. It commemorated the anniversary of the start of World War I and was all about the role of animals in the war.

The judges said of the entry: “A very interesting book that evoked the atmosphere of the trenches in a most imaginative way. Some stunning illustrations helped( like Silky under the Rainbow). I think all the different drawing styles added depth and richness to it. Well done Wrexham Library Group.”

Emily Ashworth, Books Inside Out Group Leader, said: “It has been a great achievement and everyone should be very proud of themselves. The young people in the group are very enthusiastic and it is a pleasure to work with them. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

The book is currently on display in the junior section of Wrexham Library for the public to view. Emily will be running special creative writing sessions at Wrexham Library during the school holidays for children aged 8-10. For more information please contact the library on 01978 292090.