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Same Book Wins Both Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

20 June 2012 at 11:16

Cover of A Monster Calls by Patrick NessLogo for CILIP Awards schemeCongratulations to the winner of the 2012 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Book Awards - and we do mean "winner" rather than "winners" because the same book has scooped both prizes, for the first time in this hugely prestigious award scheme's 75 years: "A Monster Calls" written by Patrick Ness (who won last year too!) and illustrated by Jim Kay.

Did those schools shadowing the awards anticipate this historic outcome? Please feel free to send us your views!

Tags: 2012 | book awards | CILIP | Carnegie | Jim Kay | Kate Greenaway | Patrick Ness |

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King Street School pushes the boat out for Readathon

28 September 2011 at 12:38

King Street's The children of King Street Primary School in Spennymoor, County Durham, had great fun with their first ever Readathon, which captured the imagination of them all.  They even decided to donate to Readathon the proceeds of their special Fair Trade Day, organised by the school's "R Team" (pictured).

The "R Team" is short for "The Rights Respecting Team", who are putting into place a UNICEF initiative to put children's rights at the heart of school life.  

"Congratulations to all the King Street children who read for Readathon and a big thank you to the R Team as well," says Brough Girling, Readathon founder.  "Your school library's 'reading boat' looks a great place to curl up with a book!"

King Street Primary School has since gained their Level 1 Rights Respecting School Award from UNICEF - a fabulous achievement.

Tags: donate | reading | library | | UNICEF

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