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Durham High School
Durham City,
Group status: After a week of school exams Year 7 had an afternoon of Greenaway judging. Working in four teams, they reviewed, debated and then chose a winner to add to our own 'reading barometer'

Greenaway Afternoon

Our four judging teams had difficult decisions to make. Each team chose a different winner, they were: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', 'Animals of the North', 'Tidy', 'A Tribe of Kids'. We rounded off our afternoon with ice lollies, individual votes and our own 'reading' version of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' And our overall winner was... The beautiful 'Animals of the North', good luck to Dieter Braun.

A Great Big Cuddle by Isabella and Frances
This book is full of fun, Colourful, bright like the sun! This book will make you smile, Reading this book is worth while! The illustrations wil . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Kirstin
This book is eye catching and the front cover intrigues the reader. Nearer the end the illustration are in the style of a comic, adding an atmosphere . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Sophie
'The Wolves of Currumpaw' is a book full of adventures through a wolves life. The front cover is full of geometric patterns that intrigue you and make . . .
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Tidy by Isabella and Frances
This book is full of animals , from birds to badgers and from worms to rabbits. This book is covered in colour, presenting a story through illustratio . . .
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Tidy by Suzanne and Rosie
Tidy is a great book to do with keeping the environment and your home tidy. The illustrations show very clearly what the story is about so younger chi . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Beau
I think that images in this book are used very wisely. I enjoyed skipping through the pages and scanning the illustrations as they told the story with . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Hollie and Amber
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an amazing book that is very imaginative and has great illustrations. It is aimed to 8+ years old. It is a . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Jess & Sasha
WE enjoyed this book because it shows the real life picture of the characters and so you know what they look like. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Cindy
This book is interesting, it's got detailed drawings in it, the pictures are colorful and the front cover is eye catching. The drawings make the book . . .
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The Marvels by Alicia
I really like this book because all of the grey sketches are very realistic and look like they have been drawn on the page. They feel like the illustr . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Abigail
This book is really well illustrated as the illustrator uses geometric shapes to draw animals and their habitats The vibrant colours make it eye catch . . .
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The Journey by Kirstin and Sophie
This book portrays the journey of a young family fleeing the country to somewhere safe. The pictures are detailed, with a range of different colours w . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Emma and Tara
We think that this book is very good for all ages as it teaches them about animals that you don't see every day. Also you can open this book at any pa . . .
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Tidy by Jess & Sasha
We liked this book especially because it encourages young children to recycle. Also it has great illustrations to show the children the animals recycl . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Alicia
I like this book because the pictures on the pages are very detailed. The book is fiction and is about magic in Hogwarts (A magic school). There are a . . .
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Tidy by May
This book is a very fun book which has a very good moral. It tells us to clean up not just inside but outside as well! E.g. Picking up litter. I woul . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Lily
I like this book 'Wild animals of the North' because of the geometric pictures which are very detailed. This book is non-fiction. There are some littl . . .
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Tidy by Tanya
This book is good as it teaches children to be tidy and not to drop litter. This hopefully tells them to look after their environment. This is about a . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Georgia and Amelia
We really liked this book. It had brilliantly creative illustrations and was very unique- we've never seen a book like it. Other good features were th . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Chloe and Maxima
This book is very intricate, and seems to be very appealing to young kids. I think that a lot of children would like this book because it has a variet . . .
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The Marvels by Phil
I originally thought this book was really confusing because of the pictures. Then when I realised it had words I understood it more. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Lucy and Madeline and Lauren.
Overall, this book was thoroughly enjoyable to look at and read. The illustrations and the descriptions of characters and places were truly intriguing . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Alexandra
I really liked the book as it had many colorful, artistic pictures which helped me understand the animals in the book with the text gave me a lot of i . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Jessica
I really like how the animals were all made of shapes and made it look 3D; and how on some of the pages the illustrator makes the animals look like th . . .
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Tidy by Jenny and Isabel
We think "Tidy" was a very good book for younger kids around the age of 5-8. The animals are cute and lead the story through, making the book seem mor . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Annika and Ruby
The story is about a kid trying to find where he belongs and trying to fit in when he then finds the tribe of kids. This was an enjoyable picture book . . .
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Tidy by Bea & Imogen
We like this book because it has a range of animals and is very good for children under 7. This book is about a badger determined to pick up litter an . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Bethany
This book is amazing and is suitable for all ages, i would definitely recommend this book because the poems are really good and the illustrations to g . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Lauren
This book was thoroughly enjoyable and was very factual. The best part of it was the fact that it presented educational information in a pictorial way . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Bethany
This book is amazing and is suitable for all ages, i would definitely recommend this book because the poems are really good and the illustrations to g . . .
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Beck by Mrs D
An amazing book; harrowing, shocking, sad and joyful, every emotion covered in one novel. The feeling of hope over adversity shines through but it is . . .
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Which is your favourite Greenaway Winner?

Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Each Peach, Pear, Plumb by the Ahlbergs
 
Title: Dogger
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Winning Year: 1977

Dogger shows the distress the loss of a toy causes a child, as well as the reality of family life. Filled with humour this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to read aloud.
 

 
 

Dieter Braun

Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany. He studied Communication Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. Clients include international publications like Time Magazine, The New York Times, stern, Cos . .