And the award goes to…

The awards season is in full swing. iphone 6 quality case On Thursday I attended the Society of Authors Authors’ Awards and here’s my invitation to prove it: invite                           My initial reaction to being at such ceremonies is always a sense of disbelief, as in, ”Blimey, what am I doing here?’ The answer to that is that I’m the current Chair of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group, a branch of the Society. Attending the evening was one of my perks and I milked it for all it was worth For a start, I asked Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy to sign this, which she kindly did:   signed poems                           Carol Ann Duffy’s 101 Poems for Children, A Laureate’s Choice, is going to be the teachers’ prize at the next award ceremony I’ll be attending which is:     OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                         Mega Reads with the Ellis Guilford Consortium of Schools in Nottingham. winnie the pooh phone case iphone 6 Which title will the Year 3s from the six schools have chosen? I’ll let you know on Tuesday. One of the four titles, A Boy, A Bear and A Boat by Dave Shelton, is also up for the Carnegie Medal. wonder woman iphone x case The CILIP Carnegie- Kate Greenaway awards take place this Wednesday. iphone 8 case with card Guess where I’ll be? Oh yes!     carnegie medal           I’ve read all but one of the Carnegie Short list. I didn’t manage to get hold of Nick Lake’s In Darkness, so I can’t comment on that but the others are all excellent. I haven’t a clue which one will win, though I reckon Maggot Moon’s in with a good chance. iphone 6 case guess I’m conflicted between wanting Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and Wonder by RJ Palacio; both left a lasting impression on me.

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