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
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…!
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!
This week, on a very, very hot Monday morning, we made our way to Dereham for our annual CILIP CKG shadowing celebration, this year hosted by Ms Ling from Northgate High School. SIX schools came together to share their thoughts on the books shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals; Wymondham High, Litcham… Read More CKG Day 2017!
Can you believe it’s only THREE DAYS until the winners of this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are revealed? Since the initial nomination list was announced back in October, we’ve been following the process from longlist to shortlist and we can’t wait to finally see which books come out on top. If you need… Read More Countdown to Carnegie…
Today marks the end of the first half of this summer term and we’re certainly having the weather for it here in Norfolk; the sun hasn’t stopped shining all week! We’re already looking forward to the final part of this academic year as there are lots of brilliant things coming up; Bookstart week runs 5th- 11th… Read More Half-term is here!
It’s a week since the CKG shortlists were announced (see our blog post here) and the shadowing excitement has already begun in our office; we added extra copies of the new titles to our catalogue this morning and copies are on our real life Book Trolley (it does exist!) waiting to be read by our team:… Read More Let the shadowing begin!