An author visited pupils at Hawkes Farm Primary School in Hailsham last week.
Several authors are vying for a coveted title and will visit schools in a bid to win votes.
The East Sussex Children’s Book Award, organised by East Sussex County Council’s Schools Library and Museum Service, will be decided by children from 49 schools across East Sussex and the winner will be announced in the summer.
In a bid to drum up support, authors nominated for the award have been visiting primary schools to talk to children about themselves and their books.
On Tuesday Rob Lloyd Jones visited Hawkes Farm Primary School to talk about his book, Wild Boy, a detective story set in the murky world of Victorian freak shows.
On March 25 Simon Rae will visit Laughton Primary School and Framfield Primary School to talk about his book Keras.