01 May 2012 at 12:31
With the shortlist for the 2012 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Book Awards recently announced, many schools are following the Awards process via the scheme's excellent shadowing site.
Some schools are using the Awards as the theme for their annual Readathon sponsored read. At least one, Ranelagh School, had the foresight to save the free book vouchers they earned with their previous Readathon to buy copies of the shortlisted books for their school library. (Readathon schools earn free book vouchers worth 20% of their Readathon sponsorship money.)
Both medals are awarded annually by children's librarians at CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).
- The Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding book for children and young people. (see shortlist)
- The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for an outstanding illustration of a book for children and young people. (see shortlist)
With the winners due to be announced at 1pm on 14 June, there's still plenty of time (including half term) to get pupils reading these fabulous books. They can review the books and choose their favourites – and maybe they'll predict the real winners!
If you'd like to shadow the Awards via a Readathon, please click here to order your free Readathon resource pack which should arrive within 5 working days.