Miss Thompson has been meeting fortnightly with the Carnegie book club to discuss the shortlisted books. We have enjoyed much debate about our opinions and had a really lovely time eating cake in great company. On Monday the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest children’s book awards, were announced at a ceremony at The British Library in London hosted by presenter and author June Sarpong. Widely regarded as the greatest of all accolades available to a children’s writer or illustrator, the Medals are unique in being judged by children’s librarians. British writer Geraldine McCaughrean won the CILIP Carnegie Medal for the second time with her novel Where the World Ends. The book club members snuggled down in the library with nibbles and snacks and watched the whole thing. They were not exactly impressed with the choice of winner, but really enjoyed the whole process!

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