Alloway primary vote for their favourite books

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Alloway library was abuzz with budding book critics on Monday 23rd May when both of Alloway Primary 3 classes voted to select their favourite from this year’s Greenaway Shortlist.  Over the last 3 weeks, Renee from our Children’s library read all 8 of the shortlisted books to the classes and led a discussion on the design, format and production values of each of the books.  The children all agreed that choosing their favourite from the shortlist was a very difficult decision.  Voting was tight as one class selected Ernest by Catherine Rayner as their winner.  The other class voted Jim (a cautionary tale) by Hilaire Belloc and Mini Gray as their winner.  It will be interesting to find out who does receive the Kate Greenaway Medal on 23rd June and if the judges agree with either of the classes choices.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal are two of the most prestigious book awards in the industry. The Carnegie shortlist brings together eight outstanding novels for children while the Kate Greenaway shortlist celebrates the eight books with the most outstanding illustrations in a book written for children and young people. Awarded every year since 1955, the Greenaway Medal is named after Kate Greenaway a famous nineteenth century children’s illustrator and designer. The winner of the award is announced on 23rd June 2011.


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One Response to “Alloway primary vote for their favourite books”

  1. Eileen Bruce Says:

    Thought that this was really interesting and have forwarded a copy to one of our clients, Alaro Orphanage in Kenya.

    Thank you for these updates.

    Eileen 01292 26 07 26

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