CHILDREN who completed a national reading challenge have been rewarded by meeting an author.
Steve Augarde - writer, illustrator and `paper engineer' - met 100 children at two special workshops, one in Huddersfield Art Gallery and another at Dewsbury Library.
Steve, who lives in Marsden, has produced more than 70 books and has had one novel for older children shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize 2003.
The children, from middle and secondary schools, worked with Steve to create a range of different objects using just a piece of paper and a few words.
They were among 650 children aged four to 12 who took part in the Kirklees Reading Maze challenge.
The maze is part of a national reading challenge held since 1999 by the Reading Agency, Books for Students and children's publishers.
It asks children to read at least six books during the summer holidays.