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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Winning Smiles in the Library

Members from the Junior and Senior Girls Book Clubs celebrated the announcement of this year’s CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Winners with a book party!

The oldest and most respected book awards for children, the medals are handed out to writers of outstanding books for children and young people by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and are often the most coveted awards by children’s authors. To prepare for the party all the pupils had taken part in the ‘award shadowing’ challenge, by reading and voting for their own favourite book from the shortlist.

Pupils were delighted to see ‘The Lost Words’ by Jackie Morris announced as both the official Greenaway Medal winner and as the girls’ own champion. ‘The Lost Words’ was written in response to the removal of everyday nature words, such as ‘acorn’ and ‘bluebell’ from a widely used children’s dictionary, owing to their lack of use in children’s everyday language today.

Paula Copeman, School Librarian, said:

“Pupils were rewarded for all their hard work and enthusiasm with a party and a certificate to recognise their efforts”.

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