Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists

Have you had a change to look at the Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists yet?  They look really exciting, with a wide range of themes and issues, as usual.  The Bunker Diary is already causing some controversy, with some librarians feeling that they are unable to let their Year 7 and 8 pupils read it.  All the Truth is controversial too – looking forward to reading them all myself, looks like I have a busy weekend reading ahead of me!  What are your thoughts?

Carnegie titles 2014

Carnegie Award shortlist

Greenaway titles 2014 





Greenaway Award shortlist

World Book Day – part four!

At LVS Ascot, the Librarian Sue Bastone ran the theme of Banned Books for the week, which she said really got staff and students thinking and talking about books.  On World Book Day itself Sue says: ‘Staff and students dressed up and we raised nearly £500 for Book Aid.  At lunchtime we had a World book Day party with a parade and student prizes and a fabulous cake with our logo on it.   We had a banned books balloon debate with Yr 11s making fantastic speeches in defence of their books.  Our highlight of the day was the unveiling of an amazing “Otherworlds signpost” made by our Technology Department.  The man in the picture is the DT technician who made it dressed as the Wizard of Oz which was the department’s theme for the day! ‘

staff book characters Cutting the cake for web Wizard & signpost