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All over for another year!
Well, sadly we've come to the end of our shadowing of the Greenaway award and voted for our favourites. These are the results: 1st: The Dunderheads 2nd: There Are Cats In This Book 3rd: The Great Paper Caper 4th: Millie's Marvellous Hat 5th: Leon and the Place Between 6th: Crazy Hair Well done to Paul Fleischman and David Roberts for creating such an interesting and entertaining book! We've one final Book Buddies session left to go where we'll be designing our own covers for our favourite books to be displayed in the school library. We've had a great time and look forward to following the scheme again next year! One final note.. well done to Ben, whose ALCS poetry competition entry was commended by Mal Peet. Fantastic news - well done to Ben and all the other Book Buddies who have produced some incredible artwork and creative writing over the past two months! Keep it up everyone - we may well have a future award-winning writer or illustrator in our midst!
Posted on: 16 Jun 2010

Flying fun!
Well, we had Book Buddies this afternoon and had a great time reading and discussing Oliver Jeffers' fantastic 'The Great Paper Caper'. We then watched clips of Oliver talking about how he writes and illustrates his books on the award website before holding our own paper aeroplane competition! A really fun afternoon and a very popular book - definitely up there with our favourites so far..
Posted on: 11 May 2010

Last week we had a great time creating our very own group artwork based on 'Crazy Hair', which we posted on the Greenway Gallery and are on the walls of the library for all to see! This week we've got an exciting time planned - watch this space for a video of our own paper airplane competition!!!
Posted on: 09 May 2010

Book Buddies gets crazy!
Yes, it's Book Buddies time again tomorrow and we're very excited as we'll be reading Neil Gaiman's 'Crazy Hair, which is illustrated by the fantastic Dave McKean. We'll be having another quiz - and seeing which team come out tops this week and producing some illustrations of our own to post on the site. Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Posted on: 03 May 2010

Children's University and Kids College
Book Buddies is proud to be a registered partner of Warwickshire Children's University and Kids College. Completion of our courses leads to a CU or KC certificate (dependent on age group). For more information visit
Posted on: 23 Apr 2010

Only a few days to go until our next book club!
During our latest course, 'A picture is worth a thousand words', we will be sharing the shortlisted nominees for the 2010 Kate Greenaway Medal, discussing what we think of them and carrying out some visual literacy projects (looking in more detail at a particular page/spread and talking about what the illustrator intended the image to mean). You'll also get some fun activity sheets, author/illustrator notes with bibliography and an optional project for the week. All completed projects/reviews/illustrations/writing produced by Book Buddies will be included on our webpage. Many projects will be competitions with prizes for the best entries, so it's always worth joining in the fun!
Posted on: 23 Apr 2010

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