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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Lancashire,
Group status: Year 5 become our 'Shadowing' team for 2019

Our Kate Greenaway 2019 shadowing group!

This will be the second time to shadow the Kate Greenaway book award here at QEGS, having shadowed the Carnegie for over 14 years. This year once again Year 5 have the fantastic opportunity to become judges and take delight in all of the wonderful shortlisted titles. Over the next 12 weeks pupils will work with our Senior School Librarian - which promises to be exciting, engaging and most of all...a very new experience for all.

Mrs V B Dewhurst - Senior School Librarian

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by KG shadower
I really enjoyed this book because it had some interesting facts. I really enjoyed the bit where the women voted for themselves to have equal rights. . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by KG shadower
This was a good book. Out of all of the books, this was the best. The illustrations were dull coloured and chalk like; on the other hand, they were ve . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Kg shadower
This book was really good, as the illustrations were really detailed and the patterns that they included were really pretty; the swirls and the colour . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by KG shadower
Men thought they were important. Pictures were coloured in a sensational way, which makes it look very realistic, eye-catching, vivid and very detaile . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by kgshadower
David Robertsí illustrations are historical and simplistic but detailed. The colours in the picture are quite gloomy and it looks like chalk has been . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by KG SHADOWER
I really enjoyed this book but maybe not as much as I could have. It could have been a little better. It had amazing illustrations. There were very hi . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by KG shadower
I think this book is stunning and sensational as woman deserve the rights that men have. I love the fancy bonnets and hats and the pictures were usefu . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by KG shadower
I think that this book was very big and had lots of suspense. The colours were dark and there was lots of texture as well. I think that David put a lo . . .
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The Lost Words by KG shadower
I absolutely loved this book. It was very mysterious and there was a wide range of vocabulary. It had many advantages but one disadvantage I would mak . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG SHADOWING
I loved this book, as although there were gloomy and dark colours, it was like a scavenger hunt and where you had to figure out the riddles. There wer . . .
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The Poet X by kgshadower
Good use of adjectives and poems lovely vivid pictures. I love the riddles. . . .
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The Lost Words by Kg shadower
I really enjoyed this book. It had a good variety of strong vibrant colours and amazing illustrations, which makes the pictures come alive. This boo . . .
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The Lost Words by KG shadower
The illustrations are vivid with a great use of watercolours. It is a poem book and has puzzles and riddles. . . .
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The Lost Words by KG shadower
This book is full of different shades of gold, and the name of animals and plants are all lost. It has vivid pictures and look exactly like the real . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
I absolutely loved this book. As soon as I looked at the front cover I knew it was going to be good as it was very attractive. It was full of extreme . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
This book was sensational. There was extreme detail and the art was creative! The illustrations were absolutely amazing. It was surreal and the amount . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
Poonam Mistry has some spectacular, stupendous, and inventive drawing. I love the detail that was used to produce the Indian forest and the textiles i . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
This book is very attractive, full of excitement and wonder. I felt hypnotised in all the dramatic detail, textures and features. I found it amazing h . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
This book is a very sensational and hypnotising book. Just by the cover, you will know that this is an amazing book full of illustrations. It has a lo . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
The illustrator, Punam Mistery uses extreme detail with precise patterns. The cover is very attractive and colourful and the illustrations make concis . . .
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You're Safe With Me by KG shadower
I thought the drawings were spectacular and made the story look very tempting to read. The designs were very hypnotising and sensational. It was like . . .
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You're Safe With Me by kgshadower
This book is very attractive because it makes you want to read it. The book has a lot of texture and is the best picture book I have read. The illustr . . .
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Beyond the Fence by
This book is all about freedom and friendship. Piggie goes beyond the fence and makes a new friend. It is full of marvellous and attractive pictures. . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by KG shadowing
The illustrations were really good. I had to use my imagination a lot and it was similar to a cliffhanger. There were pretty pictures and the colours . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by kgshadower
This book had vibrant, strong colours full of suspense and mystery. I found the story very complicated, although the story is full of warmth and joy. . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by KG shadowing
This book really made me use my imagination. It gave me an idea with the illustrations as to what could have happened. The illustrations really expla . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by kgshadower
The illustrations are fruitful and joyful. The writer also gives the reader a chance to tell the story in regards to the multiple pages without text. . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by KG Shadower
I had to use a lot of my imagination to understand this story. However, it did have fantastic illustrations. . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by KG Shadower
The illustrations were very colourful and almost fruitful. There was much warmth around the whole story. . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by kgshadower
On the first page you can tell that the illustrator has used water colours. She dedecated this book to her nana so she had her own story to tell. I th . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by KG Shadower
I absolutely loved this amazing story. I found the story a little bit odd though because of all the items in the wolf's big fat belly. I did wonder ho . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by kg
I absolutely loved this amazing story. I found it a little bit strange though in some parts; how did a music box, knife, bread, jelly, bed, onions, ca . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by KG Shadower
I absolutely LOVED this book. I found it a bit strange how the mouse saw furniture and a duck inside a wolf's stomach, but even with all of this stran . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by KG shadower
This book was brilliant! The illustrations were really good - I really liked how the illustrations were created by using oil pastels, with gloomy and . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by KG SHADOWER
I thought the story was extremely intense as straight away the mouse was swallowed up by the hungry wolf. The pictures were full of seasonal colours a . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by KG SHADOWER
What a good book! This book was amazing, I loved it. It was perfection on every single page. The duck was very interesting to read about, but it was e . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by KG SHADOWER
The use of oils, crayons and pencils gave the illustrations much texture. Also the dark palette of colours in the illustrations set a very gloomy moo . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by kgshadower
Emphasized by a dark array of colours this book has lots of brilliant pictures. The colours used to describe the story are the colours of autumn. Oil . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by KG shadower
Finn lives near the sea and his granddad was almost 90 years old when unfortunately he passed away. Finn built a boat in memory of his loving granddad . . .
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Beyond the Fence by KG SHADOWER
Thomas knows a lot about piggy, which must mean they are really good friends. One day Thomas' cousin arrives as piggy goes for a walk - they soon real . . .
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Beyond the Fence by kgshadower
The mansion appears very stately and massive in size. The countryside gives the reader a comforting feeling and there are many images of Thomas the . . .
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Beyond the Fence by kgshadower
The moral behind the story is to not do everything your way. In the story piggy is constantly dragged around by his friend Thomas, but one day Thomas' . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by KG Shadower
It's very sad when Finn's grandfather passes away, he used to tell Finn stories about how the ocean meets the sky. When his grandfather died, in memor . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by kgshadower
The main character, Finn loves the sea because of his grandpa`s stories. His grandpa would have been 90 that day, so to honour him Finn built a boat. . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by kgshadower
I think that it was very sad that Finn's granddad died, but it was very exciting when he went on his adventure. The pictures are very detailed and the . . .
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The Day War Came by KG SHADOWER
It was spooky and sorrowful at the start of this book. Hail, thunder, pitch black ash with much personification used. Some parts of the story were ver . . .
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The Day War Came by KG shadower
This book was fun to read and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the illustrations and how it was so well-written, with plenty of descriptions. I also qu . . .
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The Day War Came by KG Shadower
This book was very sad and it was a sudden push when the voice of thunder came, with the splatter of hail and the smoke of ash. I enjoyed the story b . . .
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The Day War Came by kgshadower
The start of the story seemed very normal, but war came suddenly and this changed the mood of the whole book from happy to depressing. The writer used . . .
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The Day War Came by KG shadower
This book was very good and quite sad as well. It was creepy and there was lots of thunder, hail and it turned the town to rubble! War had taken over . . .
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The Day War Came by KG Shadower
This book was very heart touching - when the war came it was very sad because it came very suddenly everything was gone. The boy was very kind and hel . . .
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The Day War Came by KG Shadower
I found this book very interesting. There was lots of image descriptions and describing words - which was more to help the reader understand. The ill . . .
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The Day War Came by KG SHADOWER
It was weird because the war came suddenly at the house and all the friends were gone. However, I thought that was quiet sad. I also noticed some emot . . .
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The Day War Came by Librarian
What a breath-taking book this was - packed with brilliant illustrations to engage us. This was our first book to read for the award and I am delighte . . .
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What did you think of this year's shortlisted titles?

Excellent choice
Better than last years
I was happy with the choice
Could have been better
Not impressed
 
Title: There is a Tribe of Kids
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Winning Year: 2017

At variants with its title, this is a subtle story of a lonely child searching for a place in the world, somewhere it is possible to belong... The reader accompanies the child on a journey through different habitats, meeting different groups of animals. A