Winners for the 2019 Medals have been announced.
Post you questions to authors and illustrators. A selection of the best will be chosen and answers posted here in May.
Imagine your favourite character had kept a diary during all their adventures. Which one of those diary entries would be the most interesting to read? Which parts of their story would you like to explore?
ALCS is looking for budding young writers to create a diary entry from the perspective of your favourite book character.
Z for Zachariah
The first chapter reveals that the main character is young and has planted a little garden in a wilderness which is barren. But we are still to find o. . .
posted on: 14 Oct 2019
I step down as 2019 Chair of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals judging panel with a mixture of pride and reluctance. This year, and indeed the previous year shadowing Jake Hope, the 2018 Chair of judges, has been a whirlwind of activity. I’ve read, reviewed, blogged and met authors, illustrators, publishers and book lovers of all ages. I’ve been fortunate enough to receive invitations to book launches and events and to arrive home from work virtually each day to parcels of every shape and size. These contained books which have inspired and entertained me, made me think and laugh and which I’ve been able to share with friends, family, colleagues…and my fellow judges. It’s been a joy and an honour to be part of the medals’ heritage and to have represented Yorkshire and the Humber as a regional judge from 2011-2014. My incredible journey is almost over; by the time my final blog goes live on the shadowing website, the 2019 winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals will have been revealed and we’ll all have had a chance to shout about the presentation of the inaugural Shadowers’ Choice Awards.