CARNEGIE SHADOWING 2022 at TCS, Introductory Meeting: Monday 28th March

Every year schools across the UK and abroad take part in the prestigious Carnegie / Greenaway Shadowing Awards for outstanding writing and illus-tration respectively. This year students and staff will do their best to read as many of the 8 shortlisted titles from the 2022 Carnegie shortlist as they can.

The shortlisted books that were recently announced have connected themes of empathy, hope and friendship at their heart. Reading for our book group will take place for approx. 2-3 months until the 16th June when the medal winners are announced. Students effectively “shadow” the official judging process by doing just what the nominated librarian judges (who work closely with children and young people) are doing! More information about the books generally can be found at the Carnegie shortlisted press release page on the shadowing website and individual title information on this website page:-


Students are able to meet weekly in the library at lunch time, 1.45 start, to share opinions and discuss the books. The first session starts on Monday 28th March when the books can be borrowed. The meetings will also involve us showing videos of the shortlisted authors talking about what inspired them to write their books. The Shadowing is open to invited students and anyone who loves reading. We also encourage students to post reviews of the books that they have enjoyed onto our TCS – Exeter Road section of the national Carnegie Shadowing Website. At the end of the process stu-dents are able to vote for their favourite book, this vote goes towards the Shadowers’ Choice Award, which last year was won by the amazing Manjeet Mann for her powerful debut verse novel “Run Rebel”.

This year we will be holding our library Carnegie Winners’ Party on Monday 20th June 2022. This usually involves a splendid book themed cake and a video clip of the presentation award acceptance speech. If you are a keen reader why not come and join the debate?


Tessa Masterman