Taa daa!

And the winner is ......

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Item from the First World war by David Almond, Jim Kay (Illustrations), Ursula Dubrovsky, Timothée de Fombelle, Michael Morpurgo, John Boyne, A.L. Kennedy, Marcus Sedgewick , Adèle Geras, Tracy Chevalier, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sheena Wilkinson 

An anthology of stories inspired by objects from the First World War. It is a collection of stories by bestselling authors, each inspired by a different object from the First World War. Each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of individual lives that were changed forever by the fighting.

The addition of the Dulwich Information Book Award has added yet another depth to our College Library Programme by highlighting the value of our non-fiction library collection. Students have enjoyed perusing and borrowing the shortlisted books across the whole of DCSG.  It's interesting to note how the topics range from DUCKS through Junior School to the Seniors:

Thank you to the  parents and staff who were involved in creating the longlist of books for consideration in the three age categories prior to the 6 February 2017 deadline.

Take a look at the longlist below:

 See below the books which made the shortlist for each of the categories:

Our first award winning choices will be decided in November 2017 by a children's vote in each of the categories across our Colleges.

Dulwich Information Book Award notes

  • The award runs across 3 age ranges (DUCKS, Junior and Senior)
  • DUCKS has two categories (Mandarin and English) we aim to select a book in each category
  • Nonfiction to tie-in with Nonfiction November Month
  • 6 titles maximum shortlisted in each age range

Criteria for choosing books

  • Must be able to view prior to shortlist (from libraries, bookshops and so on) or we will need to ask a recommender to submit a book
  • Excludes text books
  • Aesthetics (including design, style, and integration of text and graphics in the book)
  • Accurate and up-to-date
  • Age appropriate
  • Appropriate for Second Language learners
  • Available from our suppliers
  • ISBN and authenticity verified
  • Published in the last 3 years (1st November 2013 - 1st November 2016)
  • Nominations not accepted from publishers for the first year

Timeline of prize

  • Appeal for longlist from November 2016 to DCI teachers/staff/librarians/parents nominations requested by 6th February to enable acquisition of books
  • Shortlisting by mid February by Librarians in all participating Colleges
  • Introduction of books and related activities from mid September 2017
  • November 2017 vote and results announced across network afterwards
  • Authors notified if their book wins