Carnegie and Greenaway Awards:

The Carnegie Medal for Children’s literature and the Greenaway Medal for Illustration in children’s books are the most prestigious awards for children’s/teenager’s literature and are awarded for excellence of writing/illustration. Each year the school joins in shadowing these book awards, with Book Club and other groups endeavouring to read as many of the shortlisted books as possible, reviewing them on the C&G website to provide input to the adult judges of the award.

Follow the link below to see some previous winners of the awards:

Carnegie award winners

The Berkshire Book Award:

This is a local book award which runs each year – for which the criteria is simply ‘a good read’. Unusually for a teenagers’ book award, ALL the nominations for the short list, and then ALL the votes for the final winner come from teenagers aged 11-14 across Berkshire, so the winner is truly the teenagers’ choice. Each year the BBA award is introduced to all year 7s, 8s and 9s at St Crispin’s so that they can join in nominating and voting. Book Club also take a keen interest in the BBA and members who read the most shortlisted books attend the BBA Pen2Page event to discuss the shortlist with students from schools across Berkshire and hear an interesting author speak.

Follow the link below for more information about the BBA:

http://www.berkshirebookaward.org.uk/