Book Island Challenge 2020 - Answers & Winners


Last year, we challenged young adventurers to guess which book characters lived on the islands in our Book Island Challenge. 

And the answers are... *drum roll*

1. Ada Twist from Ada Twist, Scientist written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts
2. James Henry Trotter from James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
3. Tracy Beaker from the Tracy Beaker series written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt 
4. Claude from the Claude series by Alex T. Smith
5. The Gruffalo from The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler
6. Nessa and/or Demelza from the Knights & Bikes series by Gabrielle Kent and illustrated by Rex Crowle.
7. Ahmet from The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf



10 children who guessed all seven characters correctly won a £10/€10 National Book Token and selection of 14 fantastic books from Knights Of, who publish inclusive books for children.

Isabelle M, age 7
Jennifer E, age 8
Colm M. age 14
Florence A, age 9
Adam J, age 9
Abigail F, age 8
Stephen Q, age 7
Mia C, age 10
Sam K, age 10
Olivia E, age 9

40 children have also won a £10/€10 National Book Token each.



Thank you to everyone who played! Check out exciting recommendations for your child's next great read below, all recommend by the brilliant booksellers at Round Table Books in London.

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Nessa & Demelza

Nik & Norva





Ada Twist


Tracy Beaker

Little Badman

The Gruffalo

The little girl and the dinosaur

Spend your National Book Tokens on these amazing books and more at a bookshop near you.



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