Juniors follow the Carnegie Children's Book Awards

On the 17th March the shortlist for the CILIP Carnegie Medal was announced. Established in 1936 in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), the Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The books shortlisted for 2015 are:

When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
Tinder by Sally Gardner (author) and David Roberts (illustrator) (Orion Children’s Books)
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman (Walker Books)
The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne Books)
More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)

Junior students from Tring Park are following along with the awards on the dedicated shadowing site, http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/grouphomepages/blog.php?GroupID=11047. The students will be reviewing some of the shortlisted books and giving their opinions on which one deserves the top prize. Aled Oddy (1st Form) is the school's web representative and he is in charge of putting all of the content on to the blog. Before the Easter break Aled wrote: "We are choosing our books before Easter to give us an extra three weeks of reading. We have chosen our books and are looking forward to an egg-cellent read!" The group of students will now meet every Friday to discuss the shortlisted texts and produce their blog posts, all of which will be reproduced here so you can follow along too!