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Stanley library
Stanley, Co Durham
Group status: We have examined the illustrations in all of the 7 shortlisted books. We are currently producing art work on "A First Book of Animals" with the assistance of Mrs Gilbert from the White Room art gallery.



We are a group of 6 Key Stage 2 children from St. Joseph's R. C. Primary School, Stanley. We are avid readers and have chosen to participate in the Greenaway shadowing exercise once a week, on a Friday at our local library. Our school is currently working towards gaining the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting award. As part of this process we are working on art projects which link to the rights of the child. By participating in the shadowing scheme, we can use the shortlisted picture books to explore human rights issues.

Rocky Roads

A First Book of Animals by Rocky C
As a group we really liked the illustrations because they were realistic, very colourful and child friendly. We each had different opinions but overal . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Rocky E
The majority of the group felt that the illustrations supported the story well. There was a good use of contrast between the sea scenes and the under . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Rocky O
We loved the collage effect illustrations but felt they could have been more colourful. The majority of the pictures only had blue, green, brown and . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Rocky S
Before reading the book, the majority of the group were disappointed at the lack of colour in the illustrations. We did however, really like the front . . .
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Thornhill by Rocky L
A very interesting book. We liked the front cover as it was dark and eerie. It was clever how the two interlocking stories were separated by plain b . . .
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Night Shift by Rocky H
We could not agree on this book. There were 2 members who really liked the illustrations and thought they explained how depression was affecting the . . .
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King of the Sky by Rocky G
We found the illustrations to be child like and fuzzy. The use of colour was clever. Dull where the mines were situated and golden in St Peter's Squa . . .
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South Moor Library
Stanley,
NDAllstars
Stanley,
North Durham Academy
Stanley, Co. Durham
Tanfield School
Stanley, Co Durham
Which is your favourite illustration in "Town Is by the Sea?"

The boy overlooking the town on the front cover.
The men working in the mine.
The men leaving the mine, sitting in the carts.
The boy walking along the beach.
The boy on the swing.
The family sitting around the table.
The two cups on the table.
 
Title: Harris Finds His Feet
Author: Catherine Rayner
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Winning Year: 2009

Harris, a very small hare with very big feet goes out with his Grandad and finds out not only how to hop high into the sky, climb to the tops of the mountains and run very fast, but also about the importance of finding his own feet.
 

 
 

Petr Horáček

Petr Horáček (Czech) trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator. His titles Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? won the Books for Chi . . .