Youth Libraries Group
The Youth Libraries Group Scotland (YLGS) is the Scottish division of the YLG, a special interest group of CILIP. Members are drawn from library and information professionals across Scotland who are involved with, or interested in, library services for children and young people.
Find out more about recent YLGS activities.
The YLGS committee includes librarians from different sectors from all over Scotland. If you are interested in becoming involved in the committee's work, please contact our Chair or Secretary.
Celebration of Reading 2016
Reading Inspired, Inspired Reading
Reseach indicates that reading for pleasure has a positive impact on all areas of children's learning.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
This celebration is an opportunity to become familiar with some of the best current books for children. You will be able to participate in voting for the novels and illustrated books to be nominated for these awards.
This event is aimed at student teachers, teachers, librarians, and anyone who has an love of children's literature.
This is a free event, and with all YLG Scotland events, there will be excellent refreshments!
The books we will be discussing are:
Crush Eve Ainsworth
Twenty Questions for Gloria Martin Bedford
Chasing the Stars Malorie Blackman
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain John Boyne
Boy 23 John Carrington
Moth Girls Anne Cassidy
A Library of Lemons Jo Cotterill
We Are Giants Amber Lee Dodd
Unbecoming Jenny Downham
The Smell of Other People’s Houses Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Sophie Someone Hayley Long
Perijee & Me Ross Montgomery
Liquidator Andy Mulligan
Silence is Goldfish Annabel Pitcher
Anything that isn’t this Chris Priestley
Railhead Philip Reeve
The Wolf Wilder Katherine Rundell
Orbiting Jupiter Gary D Schmidt
A Seven Letter Word Kim Slater
A Slice of the Moon Sandi Toksvig
Kate Greenaway nominations
Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles Steve Antony
Have You Seen Elephant? Dave Barrow
The Prince and the Porker Peter Bently
We’re in the Wrong Book Richard Byrne
The Nonsense Show Eric Carle
One Thing Lauren Child
Imaginary Fred Eoin Colfer
Steven Seagull Action Hero Elys Dollan
Blue Penguin Petr Horacek
Alan’s Big Scary Teeth Jarvis
Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat Emily MacKenzie
Clare and her Captain Michael Morpurgo
Greenling Levi Pinfold
Pugs of the Frozen North Sarah McIntyre
A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting David Roberts
How to Find Gold Vivian Schwarz
The Tiger who would be King JooHee Yoon
Max at Night Ed Vere
Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool Jeanne Willis
If you are able to read any then please do, however, it is not necessary for attending the event.
- Monday, 26 September 2016 from 15:30 to 18:00 (BST)
- Central Library - 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG