Saturday, April 21, 2007

Kate Greenaway 2007 Shortlist

Emily Gravett, Orange Pear Apple Bear, Macmillan
Mini Grey, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, Red Fox
John Kelly & Cathy Tincknell, Scoop! An Exclusive by Monty Molkeski, Templar
Catherine Rayner, Augustus and his Smile, Little Tiger
Chris Riddell, The Emperor of Absurdia, Macmillan

Winner will be announced on 21 June.

Subscribers to Carousel will have read articles featuring all but one of the shortlisted illustrators - presicient or what?


Kevin Brooks, The Road of the Dead, Chicken House
Siobhan Dowd, A Swift Pure Cry, David Fickling Books
Anne Fine, The Road of Bones, Doubleday
Ally Kennen, Beast, Marion Lloyd Books
Meg Rosoff, Just in Case, Penguin
Marcus Sedgwick, My Swordhand is Singing, Orion

Winner will be announced on 21 June at the British Library

Top Ten Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Winners

Vote for your favourite Cilip Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Winners from the ones listed below:
1937 - The Family from One End Street - Eve Garnett - Puffin
1952 - The Borrowers - Mary Norton - Puffin
1958 - Tom's Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce - OUP
1967 - The Owl Service - Alan Garner - HarperCollins
1975 - The Machine-Gunners - Robert Westall - Macmillan
1985 - Storm - Kevin Crossley-Holland - Egmont
1995 - Northern Lights - Philip Pullman - Scholastic
1996 - Junk - Melvin Burgess - Puffin
1998 - Skellig - David Almond - Hodder
2003 - A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly - Bloomsbury
Kate Greenaway
1956 - Tim All Alone - Edward Ardizzone - Frances Lincoln
1963 - Borka - John Burningham - Jonathan Cape
1973 - Father Christmas - Puffin
1977 - Dogger - Shirley Hughes - Red Fox
1978 - Each Peach Pear Plum - Janet Ahlberg - Puffin
1980 - Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake - Red Fox
1981 - The Highwayman - Charles Keeping - OUP
1983 - Gorilla - Anthony Browne - Walker
1999 - Alice in Wonderland - Helen Oxenbury - Walker
2000 - I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato - Lauren Child - Orchard

The online poll was launched by CILIP at Seven Stories in Newcastle by two schoolchildren. One voted for Dogger for the best Kate Greenaway and the other for The Machine-Gunners (no surprise there as we were in Newcastle) for the Carnegie.

Simply register your vote by going to the online poll at before 12 noon on Thursday 14 June. The overall winner will be announced on 21 June.

National Portrait Gallery, London


Festival of Youth ArtsSunday 27 May – Friday 1 June Breaking Free is a week-long festival to celebrate and promote the creativity and vitality of Youth arts.
To mark the occasion, the Gallery will be hosting a series of events including a drop-in photo-shoot at the launch in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, and an exclusive performance by young people from the KOKI Cultural Arts Club, inspired by the bi-centenary of the abolition of the slave trade in 2007.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Edinburgh Tours

Based on his book Horrible Histories:Edinburgh (Scholastic) Terry Deary has done the commentary for an open-toped bus which tours the city. In special livery, you can listen as Terry tells of the city's often lurid past - Burke and Hare the Body Snatchers, the site of the public gallows, murder and mayhem galore! Sure to be enjoyed by the over 8s! Catch the bus at the Waverly Bridge every 20 minutes ( most of the Lothian Region tour buses carry the commentary although there is only one specially decorated bus) Family tickets available - you can jump on and off the bus all day. for more

Please note the commentary is on Edinburgh Bus Tours - City Sightseeing Tour - the Edinburgh Tour, MacTour and Majestic Tour are live guided or on a different route.