The photos below were taken during the Extensive Reading Award Ceremony this year at IATEFL in Glasgow.
Aladdin – adapted by Gill Munton, illustrated by Kristin Varner. Published by Macmillan.
Judges’ comment: It is amazing that this well-known story is absorbing and fun.
Just So Stories – by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Elizabeth Ann Moore, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri. Published by Black Cat.
Judges’ comment: These enchanting stories have the incantatory quality of oral literature and are simply a delight to read. Easy and engaging. Gorgeous illustrations.
A Little Trouble in Dublin – by Richard MacAndrew. Published by Cambridge University Press.
Judges’ comments: This exciting book features a set of twins in Dublin, in Ireland, on a school trip, and a false bank note. The clever twins solve a mystery that has an unexpected ending.
The Everest Story – by Tim Vicary. Published by Oxford University Press.
Judges’ comments: This was one of the most interesting non-fiction readers we have come across for a long time. It will be of interest to most young adult readers. Mount Everest is eternally intriguing, and here, the mountain itself is like a character from a novel.
Dragons’ Eggs – by J M Newsome. Published by Cambridge University Press.
Judges’ comments: Excellent storyline, very good development of characters, this story is pitched not only at the right level, it will also appeal to the major target group of readership, young adults. This book is hard to put down as it takes you on unexpected paths.
Robert O’Neill, recipient of The Milne Innovation Award 2011.