Support for the CILIP Carnegie Medal for children's literature
The Trust continues to support the Carnegie Medal for children's literature in 2013, and has a particular interest in developing and extending the reach of the shadowing scheme.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal
has been awarded annually, since 1936, to the writer of an outstanding book for children and young people. The award, along with the Kate Greenaway award for an outstanding illustrated book for children is administered and judged by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
Each year CILIP invites children in schools and reading groups to 'shadow' the judging process, reading the short-listed titles, writing online reviews and deciding which books are their favourites. This shadowing scheme was established in 1994.
In 2012, following an initial study
in 2011, the Trust worked with CILIP and the Open University to commission research
which has provided evidence of the underpinning value of the shadowing scheme, the factors which contribute to the success of the scheme and how the scheme can be more widely promoted and used. An executive summary
of the research published by CILIP contains the key findings.
The 2013 shortlists for the Carnegie medal and the Kate Greenaway Award have been announced - see the lists here