Rediscovering Gems

Anne Thomas is the CKG Judge for YLG Wales and is a librarian in Llandudno.


I am Anne Thomas and I’m getting to the end of my first year as a judge, representing Wales – from Holyhead to Cardiff and everywhere in between. Reading the nominations list was interesting and great fun and I’m enjoying having the chance to re-read the shortlisted titles, but hadn’t realised how much had been missed the first time round- so many gems to rediscover is really exciting.

The best part though has been hearing pupils talk about what they thought of the books. It makes it all worthwhile, so thanks to the shadowing group at Ysgol John Bright, Llandudno for all your contributions – you are an inspiration!

I’m sure we are all looking forward to the announcement of this year’s winners in June and it will be great to see what next year’s nominations will bring.

To keep you going till then, I have a question:

If you read all the shortlisted titles for both medals, how many pages would you have read?


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