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Christ Church Critics
Ramsgate, Kent
Group status: Starting to read and review the wonderful selection of books for the Kate Greenaway award.



We are a group of Yr 5 pupils.

Mrs Britnell

A First Book of Animals by Polly
How many books are there that give children information about animals and have pictures that are coloured in oil pastels? Not many. This book is jus . . .
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Night Shift by Sophia
Night Shift has beautiful illustrations. The drawing style is so unique. I fell that without the illustrations the book wouldn’t be complete. Sometime . . .
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King of the Sky by Emilia
The illustrator’s technique of using water colours instead of acrylics helps the blend of the colours. I don't really understand why the illustrator d . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Hope
This is a really cool book and the drawings are just as good. This is the same as the King of the Sky because the illustrations where original and it . . .
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King of the Sky by Hope
I really liked the story of this book and the illustrations because it's very original and all in all I loved it. This would be a good movie! . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Sophie
A First Book of Animals is about lots of different animals and what makes them unique from each other. The illustrations are very effective and draw y . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Sophia
Town is by the Sea is such a lovely book and the illustrations are beautiful. The style of the book is original but some other artists have used the s . . .
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Night Shift by Emilia
The illustrator’s drawings are really nice. I loved the book because the story had a hidden meaning. I don't really like that some of the pictures are . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Sophie
The last person Frank wants to be rescued by is Nick Underbridge. No one likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells - or so everyone in Frank’s cl . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Emilia
The illustrator's drawing is amazing and I love realistic detail in the illustrations, but I think that the drawings are a bit too dark. The pictures . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Eden
This book is sooo good I feel like I understand it because I live by the sea. The texture is brilliant. I looove the images and front and back pages . . .
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Night Shift by Hope
The thing about this book is, I did understand this book and the illustrations, but I didn't really like it that much. I loved the feeling of the cove . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Polly
This book tells us about love, friendship, peace and stuff like that. It has shapes through the pages to make it more interesting and creative. The il . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Sophia
The First Book of Animals has spectacular illustrations. There is a consistent quality of illustrations throughout the whole book. The pictures are so . . .
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King of the Sky by Sophie
King of the Sky is about a boy who lives in a grey, dismal town with barely any blue sky or sunshine. This is because of smoke coming out of all the f . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Emilia
The way that the illustrator drew the pictures is slightly different but nice. I like unique style of the illustrator, how she just uses simple shapes . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Hope
First of all this is a great book and I enjoyed the illustrations very much. I like how it’s how a little boy sees the world, and how his day goes. I . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Eden
This book is AMAZING the texture of the animals is BRILLIANT. I had cuteness OVERLOAD when you read this book you will love it and can't put it dow . . .
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King of the Sky by Sophia
King of the Sky has beautiful illustrations. I think the water colour and chalk is an amazing combination. The texture of the paper is amazing adding . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Polly
This book was the most amazing book I've ever read. It has a very imaginative story base and has superb drawings. Illustrations in this book match per . . .
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Night Shift by Sophie
Night Shift is about the characters’ fight with depression. The illustrations are mainly in black, grey and white. On one page there is a blast of ora . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Emilia
The illustrations matched the story. Some of them are a bit distracting but most of them are ok. The thing that I like about the illustrations is that . . .
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King of the Sky by Polly
This book is quite emotional, it tells you about a boy with his friend (an old man). They love pigeons and care for them, until a white one comes flyi . . .
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Night Shift by Eden
This book is amazing. The pictures go brilliantly with the text and the texture go very well. The colours go with the mood and the front page texture . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Sophia
‘’The Song from Somewhere Else ‘’is an amazing book, the illustrations are so thrilling and intriguing. They really draw you in. The pictures are so r . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Hope
If you are looking for a fact filled book with beautiful illustrations, then this is the book for you! I loved the drawings and couldn't manage all th . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Sophie
Under the Same Sky is a book about how we are all connected by love, friendship and that we are all under the same sky. Britta Teckentrup uses shapes . . .
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Night Shift by Polly
Night Shift has a very imaginative story. Full of dread and sorrow. The drawings are black and white so it makes the story more the way the author had . . .
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King of the Sky by Eden
King of the sky is a really nice book. The pictures really go with the writing it really makes the story POP and the cover is amazing. The texture . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Emilia
The illustrator’s unique way of drawing is nice. The layout of the illustrations are simple but neat and the quality is just amazing. The illustration . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Hope
I absolutely love the style of the drawing , but I like that I can actually feel that I'm there.The style makes me feel sad for Frank. . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Sophia
Under the Same Sky is a very enjoyable book and I would recommend it to younger readers as the text is simple and the illustrations are unique. The . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Sophie
This book is a great book full of inspirational illustrations and amazing words. It is about a young, adventurous boy’s day and would make a lovely be . . .
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Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
Kent,
 
Which Kate Greenaway book do you like best?

King Of the Sky
Night Shift
The First Book Of Animals
The Song Of Somewhere Else
Town Is By the Sea
Under the Same Sky
 
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
 

 
 

Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith has illustrated multiple children books, including The White Cat and the Monk and the Footpath Flowers, which was a New York Times Children's Book of the Year, a winner of the Governor General Award.