Carnegie – 2012 the end….

Last Wednesday the TDA Carnegie Reading Group voted for their favourite illustrated book on the Greenaway shortlist and their favourite book on the Carnegie Shortlist.

Amazing results – and I actually agreed with them this year.

See our results video!

Imagine our surprise when I was able to reveal the official results on the next day – not only had our favourite book won – it had won both awards!.

I hadn’t this mainly because I had discounted the beautiful illustrations as I had read “A Monster Calls” on  my Kindle App which only includes the cover illustration. (Another downside of e-books!). I think I’ll re-read “AMC” but borrow a real book to enjoy these in context. That’s if there are any left on the shelf to borrow!

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Welcome back!

I hope you all had a restful, if slightly damp, Easter Break.

How many of you have still got some chocolate left? I’ve only a little as I like to munch whist I’m reading and I did a fair bit of reading over the break, (more about that later!)

So on the horizon for the Summer semesters are…..

The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and of course the London Olympics, here in the Academy we have the Carnegie Shadowing group; the Literary Festival with an author visit; and a possible Year 6 /7 workshop day – watch this space!

Reading Groups in the MRC

Last years Year 7 reading group has successfully continued into Year 8.

 

They meet every Wednesday to discuss books, do a bit of creative writing, and share books and read together. It is great to see.

When this was launched we had a couple of lads in Year 11 who wanted a group for something for them. At the same time the Year 9 Carnegie Shadowing group was coming to an end and yet the students wanted to continue reading.

 

So back in October we launched a KS4 reading group and this has been meeting every Thursday, again reading, discussing and sharing books along with story writing, and doing word searches and other related activities.

 

 

 

There are spaces available in both groups – so if you enjoy reading and talking about books – come along to the MRC to find out more.

Carnegie Shadowing Reading Group knows best?

Yesterday the results of 2011 Carnegie Book Award was announced.

The TDA Reading Group have been shadowing the judges by reading as many of the shortlisted books as possible.

Greenaway TDA Winner

TDA WinnerWe voted for our favourite Carnegie and Greenaway book on Wednesday and “The Prisoner of the Inquisition” came out on top in the Carnegie list, and “Big Bear, Little Brother” led the way for it’s illustrations for the Greenaway Award.

Greenaway winner 2011

Carnegie Winner 2011The actual winners were

Carnegie Winner = Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Greenaway Winner = FaRther illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith