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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Lancashire,
Group status: Year 5 become our 'Shadowing' team for 2018

Our Kate Greenaway 2018 shadowing group!

It's the first time to shadow the Kate Greenaway book award here at QEGS, having shadowed the Carnegie for over 13 years. This year, Year 5 have the opportunity to become judges and take delight in all the wonderful shortlisted titles. Over the next 12 weeks pupils will work with our Senior School Librarian - which promises to be exciting, engaging and most of all a real experience for all.

Mrs V B Dewhurst

Thornhill by Safiya
In the story so far the character Ella comes into eye contact with Thornhill, a very old crumbing building. She knocks on the door but nobody answers. . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Mrs Dewhurst
Well there was a story indeed set behind these images - a tender story; of love, family life and of course, the beautiful seaside. The story and the i . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Mrs Dewhurst
Oh my word, what a beautiful illustrated book! To sit and read the verses and also sing the songs was a sheer delight. This is one book I did not want . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Safiya
I want to award this book 10/10 - the main character cares very much for her dad and family. The setting is lovely - with lots of seaside images. Dad . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Aleeza
I don't really like this book, as touching as the message is I don't really like the images - I award this book 2/10 . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Ruby
This book is beautiful - I love it. It's a poem book with some repetition in the verses. Some of the animals are camouflaged in the colors - the color . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Ruby
There are lots of colors in this book, but they were mainly dark. The book is very much like a timetable; very life like with things in order. The boy . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Karel
I love this unique style of the writer - very industrial theme. I award this book 7/10 . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Aleeza
I love this book; I could so easily jump into the pictures. It was amazing and even the camouflage is great. I could read the book day and night - it' . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Safiya
I would give this book a 10/10 because as well as being a poetry book, it has many facts about animals such as pandas, fish, snakes, camels, wolves, s . . .
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Town is by the Sea by dominick
Great illustrations and great colours. The main character is always thinking about his dad, who is a minor - the young boy is always worried. I give t . . .
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Town is by the Sea by George
It's a really nice and caring book/story because the main character in the book is very caring of his great grand father and his actual father, who wo . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Sahil
The illustrator uses the pictures well with lots of details. The images share facts and knowledge with the reader. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Karel
The pictures are life-like and very detailed. There is a mix of beautiful colours, pictures, poems, facts and even songs. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Ruby
This book is so beautiful - a poem book which shows lots of repetition, to give more impact to the story. Some of the animal drawings/sketches are cam . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Sahil
The illustrator uses many exciting colours - packed with facts about animals and also poems and songs. The pages are filled with happy colours and ani . . .
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A First Book of Animals by george
I really enjoyed this book - it reminds you all about animals and just how many different species there actually are. I award this book 7/10 . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Dominick
Great illustrations with brilliant colours - a poem book but the poems do not rhyme. The book also has some songs too, which helps to make the pages c . . .
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Thornhill by dominick
The book tells the reader to "keep out" but it's just a part of the story - however, it does make me the reader feel a little afraid. Lots of details . . .
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Thornhill by Sahil
The book illustrations tell the story in this book - which is quite different to others books I have read. The illustrator uses lots of black and whit . . .
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Thornhill by ruby
The pictures/images are very mysterious and I am enjoying reading this book in my group. There are lots of clues in the pictures such as windows whic . . .
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Thornhill by Karel
I have started to connect with the character of Mary but not so much with the character of Ella. I love trying to find secrets in this book - there ar . . .
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Thornhill by Aleeza
Thornhill The clues added into the photos in this book is an amazing touch.The different timelines really add to the story; it feels like a real inv . . .
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Thornhill by Safiya
So far, I would give this book a 9/10. I enjoyed this book because it uses dark and gloomy colors. This book made me feel a bit terrified - but in a . . .
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Thornhill by Karel
I like this book because it uses black and white pictures such a lot - which is suited to the style of book/story. . . .
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Thornhill by dominick
I can see a girl at the start of the book - in the images. The pictures are very dark and gloomy, but must be to help tell the story. Pencils are used . . .
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Thornhill by ruby
I loved Thornhill, the colors were very dark and gloomy, using lots of grey black and white. I would award this book 10/10 . . .
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Thornhill by george
A good use of adjectives in the book and of course, colour and shading. I enjoyed this book very much. . . .
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Thornhill by sahil
Good use of illustration in this book - which helped the reader understand much more... very good book. . . .
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Thornhill by Aleeza
I absolutely loved this book. The book had a very nice use of dark colours, which really did help toward the story and content. I award this book 10/1 . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Safiya
I really enjoyed this book; I would give this book a 10/10. The book holds some brilliant illustrations and packed with poetical information. There we . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Karel
What a very good book - first the title is a moral in itself, next the author has used a hidden meaning. I really cannot describe how amazing this boo . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Sahil
In the book I saw a variety of different colours being used. I enjoyed how the illustrator had used a mixture of colours and blended them in. The word . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Ruby
I think that this book is very colourful - with lovely bright colours. The book highlights how everyone is different. There are very big pictures and . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Aleeza
An amazing picture book and a beautiful moral/meaning to the book. The illustrations are simply mesmerizing. I think the animals also represent how hu . . .
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Under the Same Sky by george
In the book there is a good use of colour and lots of images of animals. It reminds me of The Lion King - with a meaning 'of life' I really enjoyed th . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Mrs Dewhurst
What a wonderful book - packed with beautiful illustrations for all to enjoy. A poetical theme throughout - this book is one of my favourites from the . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Dominick
It looks as though crayons had been used a lot in the book images. A lot of animals and colours also appear on every page. A very short story, but I r . . .
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Night Shift by Safiya
I like this piece of masterwork because once again, it appeared that charcoal had been used. Once there was fog and a girl was very scared - the fog . . .
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Night Shift by Sahil
The author/illustrator uses lots of of dark colours, such as black to highlight the character's illness. I noticed that the front cover of the book fe . . .
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Night Shift by George
In my opinion I think that the images are drawn using charcoal. I like the way that the illustrator makes the shadows appear. The author/illustrator . . .
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Night Shift by Ruby
The illustrations in the book appear to be created by using charcoal. The texture of the book is very fabric like - but I felt more colours could have . . .
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Night Shift by Aleeza
Night Shift appears to be a good book - I really loved the use of charcoal in the illustrations. I think the vocabulary used in this book is very good . . .
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Night Shift by Karel
I enjoyed looking at the the front cover of this book as I felt it threw me into the deep end of the story. I was curious about the author's take on t . . .
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Night Shift by Dominick
The illustrator has used charcoal and he/she has made good use of the end pages. I also noticed lots of adjectives - to help make the story come alive . . .
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King of the Sky by Aleeza
The illustrations in The King of the Sky show a very good use of charcoal. The illustrator really captures the industrial work space, with its dark an . . .
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King of the Sky by Ruby
The illustrations in the King of the Sky are used well, with colours to match the story. The characters are very similar to the match-stick men create . . .
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King of the Sky by Safiya
This book is a really good book because firstly there are end pages which were packed with pictures of birds. The images in the book are clearly chalk . . .
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King of the Sky by george
I think King of the Sky (Re Del El Cielo) has a really good style, with lots of chalk and charcoal being used in the illustrations, giving the pigeon . . .
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King of the Sky by Jibra'il
The illustrations are very well detailed with the illustrator using chalk and charcoal. This book reminds me of another book written by Ted Hughes, Th . . .
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King of the Sky by Karel
This book offered me two references: the chalk reminded me of the book Iron Man, written by Ted Hughes and the more gloomy scenes reminded me of the w . . .
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King of the Sky by Sahil
Chalk has been used to create some great illustrations. There are lots of details in the book to help the reader understand the story, including use o . . .
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King of the Sky by Dominick
Chalk has been used a lot throughout, including lots of charcoal, giving some very good effects. There isn't a great deal of text/words, but the autho . . .
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Blackburn with Darwen Chatterbooks
Blackburn,
Darwen Library Chatterbooks Reading Group
Blackburn,
What did you think of this year's shortlisted titles?

Excellent choice
43% (75 votes)

Better than last years
3% (6 votes)

I was happy with the choice
10% (17 votes)

Could have been better
7% (12 votes)

Not impressed
29% (51 votes)

 
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
 

 
 

Pam Smy

Pam Smy studied Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, going on to complete the MA Children's Book Illustration in 2004. She combines her role as lecturer in illustration with illustrating fiction. 

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