If you're enjoying reading this year's shortlisted books and you’re looking for some ideas as to what to read next then why not check out the shortlists of some of the country's other major children’s book awards. Their lists, like our own, reflect the very best of children's fiction and could help you when tyring to pick out a book at your next visit to the library! If you're not already a library member click here to join!
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The Carnegie and Greenaway Award has a fantastic website with sections on the 2011 Awards as well as a ‘Living Archive’, featuring all the books to have won the award. The Carnegie Award has been going for more than 70 years, and the Greenaway for more than 50, so, with a book award that has been running for that long you’re sure to find a title that catches your eye! You will also find a link to their ‘Shadowing Site’ on the homepage where you can read reviews, download free resources and generally get involved in the award! The Lancashire Book Award also has a website featuring their 2011 shortlist as well as a comprehensive archive of the award’s previous shortlists.
We really hope that you’re enjoying reading the fantastic books on this year’s Sheffield Children’s Book Award shortlists and that this post might give you a few hints as to where to go to find further inspiration for your reading!