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Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2012 Shortlist Announced

The Scottish Children’s Book Awards Shortlist was announced today and the titles look great.

From their e-mail:

The Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly Royal Mail Awards) run by Scottish Book Trust are voted for entirely by children and young people across Scotland.

Taking part is easy. There are 5 steps to follow:

Register > Read > Discuss > Review > Vote


This year’s shortlist is:

Bookbug Readers Category 3-7 Years:

  • The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell
  • Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts
  • Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner

Younger Readers Category 8-11 Years:

  • Out of the Depths by Cathy MacPhail
  • Soldier’s Game by James Killgore
  • The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts by Jonathan Meres

Older Readers Category 12-16 Years:

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • The 13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison
  • The Prince Who Walked With Lions by Elizabeth Laird


You can find out more about the awards, access linked resources and get involved by visiting their website.

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Norwegian Visitors

On Friday the School Library Resource Centre  at St Maurice’s HS welcomed Helg Harper and Hilde Solhaug from Askim videregående skole in South East Norway. They and their colleagues (190 in total) were in Scotland on a short staff development trip and were taking the opportunity to learn more about the Scottish Education system.

In a visit arranged by the Scottish branch of the School Library Association,  Helg and Hilde came to St Maurice’s before heading on to visit a school in Glasgow. Ms Cameron, LRCM @ St Maurice’s gave the two ladies  a tour of the school before spending the morning in the LRC discovering how Scottish School Libraries run and exchanging ideas which they can take home to Norway. 

Although Askim videregående skole is mainly a Sixth Form/Technical College , with academic and vocational courses and has about 900 pupils aged 16-19, it was a great opportunity to show them our initiatives here in North Lanarkshire for our older pupils.  They had a chance to explore our blogs and find out about our Catalyst awards as well as how we go about improvement planning and supporting pupils with Careers information, Information Skills and other initiatives at a more local level.

Thanks to Hilary Petrie for arranging the visit. We hope they enjoyed their trip to Scotland!

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