Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Greenaway winner 2015

William Grill (illustrator)
Shackleton's Journey

Shackleton's Journey
illustrated by William Grill
published by Flying Eye


2015 Carnegie Winner

Congratulations to Tanya.
Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman published by Walker Books

Engrossing from the very beginning, the strong narrative voice engages the reader in the world described; perfectly conveying raw emotions without the overuse of sentimentality. This is a beautiful, powerful piece of writing that will remain with readers long after the last page.http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2015awards/

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Superman / Wonder Woman wins the 2015 Stan Lee Excelsior Award

DC's Story of Super Heroes Trying to Explore a Romantic Relationship Whilst Battling Huge Threats to the World Scoops First Place!

Over 4400 Ratings Forms were returned and analysed this year and the teenagers of Great Britain have chosen their winner - Superman / Wonder Woman by Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel (published by DC Comics)!
To find out which books finished 2nd and 3rd click on the link below and visit the website...


Winners of the True Believers Award
Sheffield's High Storrs School won the True Believers Award this year. This award goes to the school that returns the most Rating Forms.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Book for the Boys

There's no shortage of research that suggests that boys don't read as much as girls but here's a link to a list of books that are 'Great for Boys'.


New Children's Laureate announced

Illustrator and writer Chris Riddell, who has worked with classic authors Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen and Neil Gaiman and illustrated Russell Brand’s first kids’ book, has been named children’s laureate. He is the ninth author to hold the two-year post.
Riddell, who takes over from Malorie Blackman, will focus on creativity and visual literacy, extolling the meditative pleasure – for everyone – of creating a drawing every day.
In advance of the announcement he said: “Do you have hands? Excellent. That’s a good start. Can you hold a pencil? Great. If you have a sketchbook, open it and start by making a line, a mark, wherever. Doodle. Take a line for a walk, as Paul Klee said. Lose your inhibitions about drawing and just do it.”
Riddell will post a daily illustration on an online “laureate log” for the duration of his tenure, and will organise events with other illustrators.


Chris was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award with Neil Gayman
in 2014 for Fortunaltly the Milk...
Fortunately the Milk
This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure ever to be written about milk since Tolstoy's epic novel War and Milk. Also it has aliens, pirates, dinosaurs and wumpires in it (but not the handsome, misunderstood kind), also a never-adequately-explained-bowl-of-piranhas, not to mention a Volcano God.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Children's Author Prize

Winner of New National Literacy Trust Children's Author Prize revealed

The winner of the New Children’s Author Prize was announced last night at a celebration event in London. Teacher Emma Cox beat over 400 entries to win the award. Her book Malkin Moonlight, which tells the story of a cat and its sixth sense, will be published by Bloomsbury in summer 2016. The competition has raised over £20,000, which will go towards The National Literacy Trusts work to tackle low literacy levels in communities across the UK.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Award Ceremony date confirmed

Just a quick update, now the Snooker is over  (and the green baize packed away once again) we have had confirmation from the world famous Crucible Theatre that we are booked in their diary for Thursday 12th November  for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award Ceremony!

We are really looking forward to a bumper attendance this year as we have had a record number of schools sign up for the project. I am sure all the children and young people will be very excited to hear the results announced for the very first time at the ceremony and meeting lots of authors and illustrators.