Roehampton Readers: Shadowing Carnegie and Greenaway 2018

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The MA Children’s Literature programme at the University of Roehampton runs a reading group Roehampton Readers, which discusses the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards shortlists as a shadowing group and post reviews to the shadowing site. The group  meets weekly to read one of each of the titles shortlisted for the Carnegie and Greenaway awards, with a member of the group leading the discussion on each title.


The next meeting is on 25th April. We meet at 5.30 until around 7.00 in Fincham room 002 and the books we will discuss are After the Fire by Will Hill and A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horáček and written by Nicola Davies.


All children’s literature students past and present are welcome to come along and we would love to have some new members.


The full schedule of meetings from now until June, including titles to be dsicussed and names of discussion leaders in parantheses:

Monday 16 April Where the World Ends (Lorna); Town is by the Sea (Liz)

Wednesday 25th April After the Fire (Lesley); A First Book of Animals (Julie)

Monday 30th April The Hate U Give (Nicki); Night Shift (Kate)

Wednesday 9th May Release (Suzanne); Thornhill (Clare)

Monday 14th MayWed Wabbit (Julie); to be confirmed

Wednesday 23 May Rook (Kate); King of the Sky (Kay)

Wednesday 6th June Beyond the Bright Sea (Liz); Under the Same Sky (Suzanne)

Monday 11th June Saint Death (Judy); to be confirmed
We vote for our winners! (Awards winners announced Monday 18th June)

Wednesday 20th June Final gathering to discuss awards results and plan outings and future meetings.

All meetings take place in Fincham room 002 from 5.30-7.00 pm.

4 thoughts on “Roehampton Readers: Shadowing Carnegie and Greenaway 2018

  1. Hello! I am a second-year MA Children’s Literature student at Roehampton (distance learning). Would it be possible to participate in the reading group without necessarily having to come in person?

  2. Hi, I’m enrolled on the MA in children’s Literature, distance learning. I live in France
    but would like to join the Carnegie Shadowing group via WhatsApp. Hope this is possible.
    Thanks, Fiona.

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