Over the autumn term, Year 5 pupils have been taking part in the Hampshire Illustrated Book Awards, whereby the School Library Service nominates six picture books suitable for Upper Key Stage 2 children to enjoy and evaluate. The most popular title, as chosen by Kookaburra and Cassowary, was ‘A Christmas Carol’ adapted by Tony Mitten.
This was also the overall winner of the Hampshire Illustrated Book Award, as chosen by Year 5 pupils from schools across the county.
The five other shortlisted titles were:
‘The Last Tree’ by Emily Haworth-Booth
‘The Day War Came’ by Nicola Davies
‘The Dam’ by David Almond
‘# Goldilocks’ by Jeanne Willis
‘Once Upon a Wild Wood’ by Chris Riddell