It’s the book-version of Oscar time for children’s authors and illustrators! A lot of prizes seem to come up at this time of year. Here are a few we always look forward to hearing about, starting with perhaps the most obvious… The CILIP Carnegue and Kate Greenaway Award CKG shortlists were published on Tuesday and the… Read More And the Winner Is…
The longlists of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are out today, and what a terrific selection of titles they are! Seeing these fantastic books all together brings home what a wealth of quality children and young people’s literature we are blessed with. Now it is down to us to ensure these books get to… Read More 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists
On June 18th, we joined keen readers up and down the country in eagerly awaiting the announcement of who’d won this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. As with previous years, we were in school, discussing books and celebrating with shadowing groups from a few high schools across Norfolk. Our Librarian, Harriet, has shared her… Read More CKG Day 2018
We can’t be sure, but we think (THINK!) there may be an important football competition currently underway…here are a few titles to keep young fans entertained between matches. The Match by Russell Ayto This small book of black and white illustrations and minimal text is very funny and will appeal to all ages. Most of the plot… Read More Kick Kick Kick Kick!
Exactly one month today- Monday 18th June- the winners of this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards will be announced, and the awards cycle (which began with the nominations list back in November 2017) will be over. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you can find this year’s… Read More One month until CKG…!
There have been two interesting children’s book award shortlists announced in the last few weeks; firstly, take a look at the CLIPPA Poetry list on their website over here. We know that Joseph Coelho’s Overheard in a Tower Block has proved popular, and that he is an entertaining and inspiring poet to invite into school.… Read More Book Awards, Poetry and More!
Only a month ago, we were discussing the longlists for this year’s CKG awards and now-in the blink of an eye!- the final shortlists are here. Announced last week, fifteen titles made the final cut across the two awards, whittled down from a longlist of forty. What a difficult decision to make; we don’t envy the… Read More CILIP CKG Shortlists 2018
While we were off enjoying half-term, the longlists for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards were announced; though these will become shortlists in just a few week’s time (15th March!), we thought we’d share them here so you can see which brilliant books made the cut at this point. The forty longlisted titles are… Read More 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists
Taking place this year between 13th-17th November, Children’s Book Week encourages schools, libraries, parents and children to celebrate books and reading for pleasure in any way possible. Organised by Book Trust, it’s a great opportunity to draw attention to the power and importance of reading. As ever, there’s a great ideas list of what you can get… Read More Children’s Book Week 2017
If you visited our blog this time last week, you’ll have seen our post recapping our morning shadowing this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. One of the best parts of our morning was hearing what pupils from the six schools who joined us had to say about this year’s shortlists. Some even shared reviews-… Read More (Belated) CKG Reviews!