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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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