On Tuesday 18th June, SLS will be holding their annual Carnegie & Kate Greenaway (CKG) Children's Book Awards lunch. Every year, children from participating schools are invited to come along to the Guille-Allès Library to discuss the shortlisted titles, find out the highly anticipated winners and enjoy some lunch together.
This year the Greenaway shortlist (for excellence in children's picture books) includes some books that aren't suitable for younger readers. Therefore here at SLS, we have come up with a slightly amended shortlist for children to discuss in groups at school over the coming weeks.
The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for outstanding books written for young people. Book groups throughout the island's secondary schools look at the shortlisted titles and again, students are invited to join us at the event to see who has won the prestigious award.
This year's shortlisted titles are as follows:
Kate Greenaway Medal
(Adapted by SLS)
Ocean Meets Sky illustrated and written by Eric Fan and Terry Fan
Beyond the Fence illustrated and written by Maria Gulemetova
The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Julian is a Mermaid illustrated and written by Jessica Love
You're Safe With Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry, written by Chitra Soundar
Rebound by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Chris Priestley
The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevado
Why not have a read and see which book(s) you think should win? We look forward to seeing you in the library soon!