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CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal winners
The winners of this year's CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals were announced recently. The winner of the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal is: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, published by Hot Key. The winner of the 2013 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is: Black Dog by Levi Pinfold, published by Templar Books.
When the Guns Fall Silent
Oxford University Press £6.99 (pb)
Amidst the plethora of books publishing for the World War 1 anniversary, this book published in 2000 and now reissued is a moving tribute to those fighting a futile war. James Riordan's story tells of a boy and his grandfather visiting the Somme war graves and of the Christmas Day truce when British and Germans came out of their trenches for a game of football in No Man's Land, an event viewed with dismay by those officers who saw it as a dangerous precedent. There's a message of hope too, even though the Second World War was only twenty years away. Chapters are interspersed with poetry from McRae's In Flanders's Fields to verses from a Russian woman who tragically in 1941. Jim Riordan died in 2012. Val Bierman
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Carousel, published 3 times a year is a magazine which aims to inform its readers about the world of children’s books. The contents of each issue include new book, signed reviews ranging from babies to young adults and covering fiction, poetry and information. Alongside are articles and in-depth interviews with authors and illustrators. The editorial team have a vast experience between them of working with young people as teachers, librarians and booksellers. The link between them is their passion for quality children’s books and their belief that every child has the right to be presented with appropriate books.
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