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Marshalls Park Academy
Romford, Essex
Group status: We meet every other wednesday and have been looking at the books which are competing for the Greenaway Medal.

Our shadowing group this year(2018) is made up of a group of pupils from Year 8 and is lead by myself (School Librarian)The group would love to attend the awards ceremony, but we always hold our own awards ceremony the week before the real thing. It will be interesting to see if we agree with the Judges.We very rarely do!

A First Book of Animals by Ellouise Brown
I enjoyed the book A First Book of Animals because the animals look really life like and very well drawn. I like that Nicola Davies tried to put facts . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Rhys Barker
In the book A First Book of Animals the illustrator had a true understanding of the text although he did not write the book. I think he made the pictu . . .
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Night Shift by Ellouise
I enjoyed Night shift and I think that the charcoal was a good choice because I think depression is black. I also think that it shows people how depre . . .
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Night Shift by Rhys
I liked Night shift as it has a nice smudging affect that allows the clouds to be depicted as annoying smoke or depression. no one likes it as it is n . . .
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St Edward's School
What is your favourite book?

The smell of other peoples houses
The bone sparrow
The stars at oktober bend
Salt on the sea
Title: Dictionary of Chivalry
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Winning Year: 1968

This is a reference work that details the life and thoughts of Knights: their education and training; the stories they heard and read; the captains they followed and the men they led; but most importantly the complex chivalrous code they were sworn to.


Petr Horáček

Petr HorĂ¡ček (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 . . .