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We are getting ready for this years group. We have the books that have been listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal and there looks to be some strong contenders! Our meetings this time are as follows: Friday 28th April Friday 12th May Friday 26th May Friday 9th June Friday 16th June 3.30-4.30pm
Posted on: 06 Apr 2017

A new shortlist of books to look at. The books are quite different, they very in style and age. We are bound to have different opinions within the group. It will be difficult to decide which we like think should be the winner.
Posted on: 22 Apr 2016

Well we have come to the end of our 'Kate Greenaway' meetings. Unfortunately we have not been able to get all of this years shortlisted books, however we have looked at the ones we could get. We have had mixed receptions to the books as a group and as individuals. We took a vote yesterday to see how we would place the books, the results are on our barometer. In actual fact it was a tie between Goth Girl and Smelly Louie, so it was decided to pick a name out of the drum! One of our members was missing though so we may have to count his vote next Chatterbooks!
Posted on: 20 Jun 2015

The sun is shining, its a beautiful day, will anyone come to Chatterbooks today? We are looking at 'Rules of Summer' today so quite appropriate! It will be interesting to see what everyone makes of this book which was written and illustrated by Shaun Tan.
Posted on: 12 Jun 2015

We have read two books called the promise and dark satanic mills.They were two different kind of books one was graphic novels and one was a picture book.Also we decided which one we liked the best. ebony
Posted on: 22 May 2015

So our members resisted the temptation of the sunny weather and came along to our first Kate Greenaway meeting of the year. Well done! We had a really good discussion about 'The Promise' - see review. It was also a chance to change the look of our page which is always a popular job.
Posted on: 27 Apr 2015

Kate Greenaway 2015 - so it begins!
Well tomorrow is our first Kate Greenaway Medal meeting of the season. Our Chatterbooks group has not met for a month because of the school holiday, so I hope everyone remembers! The sun is shining as I write this, so it feels like summer is on its way. Still there are lots of books to look at before the winner is announced. 'The Promise' is the first book on our list. Who will we choose as our winner? It will be interesting to find out.
Posted on: 23 Apr 2015

Well the winner has been announced and we have decided on which book we think should have received the medal! We voted and our choice was The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers. Looks like we don't agree with the official judges!
Posted on: 21 Jul 2014

We've read a few of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted books and have voted on our top three so far. No doubt the result will change as we read more books!
Posted on: 24 May 2014

2014 started!
We have had our first KG meeting. We looked at 'Oliver' which seemed to go down well. We have drawn some great pictures of Oliver and updated our webpage.
Posted on: 10 May 2014

Hi everyone, Hope you are already to get going on this years shortlist. We will be meeting on Friday, so those of you who have a copy of Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf ... get reading! Suzanne
Posted on: 06 May 2014

So far we have looked at 2 Kate Greenaway books:Oh no george and Again.I personly think Again AND Oh no george are the same but you might think diffrently read them and see which you like!
Posted on: 03 May 2013

Well we have begun to look at this years shortlisted books. We started by updating our webpage which is always a favourite task! It is nice to be able to decide how the page looks. We looked at 'Oh No, George!' which we enjoyed. Now we might write a review or upload a picture!
Posted on: 02 May 2013

Last meeting before winner announced.
We had our last meeting today before the results are announced. We had several people missing so our final vote did not include them. Our winner is 'There are no cats in this book' which our members really enjoyed. Unfortunately we have not been able to read 'Can We Save the Tiger?' because they have not been delivered and we did not have any copies already. Hopefully we can review this book at a later date!
Posted on: 25 May 2012

Kate greenaway the gift
Onee of the kate greenaway prizes went too the gift. We have been doing cutting and making snowflakes and flowers. We are enjoying it very much. By: Siobhan Edith Suzzane
Posted on: 18 May 2012

We looked at two books at our last meeting: A Monster Calls and Wolf Won't Bite. There were very different in style as far as illustrations go and written for different age groups. We tried to do some illustrations in the style of Emily Gravett which I think worked really well. We are putting them in the Kate Greenaway Gallery along with our pictures of Puffin Peter and Paul. Suzanne
Posted on: 11 May 2012

First Meeting
We have had our first meeting today. We looked at Puffin Peter and posted a joint review. We have done some pictures of Puffin Peter to upload. We have looked at our website and voted on the poll.
Posted on: 27 Apr 2012

Well we are ready to start looking at the new shortlisted books. There seem to be some good books, I'm really looking forward to reading them! If you would like to join us please come along to our meetings, we would love to see you! Suzanne
Posted on: 16 Apr 2012

We have choosen!
We have choosen 'Me and You' as our winner! We loved the illustrations, especially the visual jokes. It was like two books in one!
Posted on: 23 Jun 2011

Friday 27th May
We've read 'Me and You' and it has gone to the top of our favourites list. Kate has updated the look of our page and given it a whole new look.
Posted on: 28 May 2011

Friday 20th May
We've just had our latest meeting. We looked at April Underhill Tooth Fairy. This book was a favourite with nearly everyone and has gone into the lead on our Reading Barometer. Finley has changed the look of our page which we think looks pretty good. Suzanne
Posted on: 20 May 2011

We've looked at two book so far and really enjoyed them both, why not look at our blog and see what we think. This week we are looking at 'April Underhill Tooth Fairy', if you can, come along to Tang Hall Library Friday 20th May 3.30-3.40pm and help us!
Posted on: 19 May 2011

Kate Greenaway 2011
Looking forward to our first Kate Greenaway Medal Meeting. We shall meet at Tang Hall Library between 3.30 and 3.45pm on Friday 6th May. Primary aged children welcome!
Posted on: 16 Apr 2011