On Tuesday a group of eight enthusiastic Year 5 pupils joined Mrs Dewhurst in the Senior School Library for the launch of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 2019.

The CILIP CKG (Carnegie and Kate Greenaway) are two extremely well-known children’s book awards, with the Carnegie aimed at older pupils and the Kate Greenaway aimed at younger pupils. We are extremely fortunate here at QEGS to be able to offer both the awards; Carnegie for our Senior School and Kate Greenaway for our Primary Phase.

During the first session with our Year 5 shadowing group, the eight shortlisted Kate Greenaway book titles were introduced. Pupils were amazed at the books, the stories and most of all, the illustrations; it was a great pleasure to deliver the launch to such a delightful group of readers. The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway continues to amaze and inspire pupil’s year after year.

Over the next twelve weeks our Year 5 shadowing group will become judges, and go on to read, review, discuss and debate the Kate Greenaway shortlisted titles, following the strict criteria which is now in place. Throughout the award, pupils will post their book reviews on the official CKG website and have the opportunity to see what other shadowing groups are saying about the books. It all becomes extremely tense towards the end of the book award, as pupils vote for their favourite book.

The final session on June 18th will take place with a CKG celebration, when we will discover the winning books for the book awards.

Mrs Dewhurst was delighted with the book launch, it was a huge success and is looking forward to working with our Year 5 Kate Greenaway shadowing group over the forthcoming weeks.

More details about the prestigious book awards can be found here:


More details about this event and all of our other Senior School Library events can be found here: