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Search results for the Tag keyword: Book Awards
By Allan Wilson on Thursday 7th March, 2013 at 3:42pm
Congratulations to the winners of the Scottish Book Awards for 2012, which were announced today in Dundee. The winners were:
- 3 - 7 years - John Fardell for The Day Louis Got Eaten
- 8 - 11 years - Jonathan Meres for The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts
- 12 - 16 years - Barry Hutchison for The 13th Horseman
Over 30,000 children in schools throughout Scotland voted for their favourite new book to decide the winner of each category.
CALL Scotland's Books for All project provided copies of the books in electronic accessible formats for 55 pupils with a print disability in schools throughout Scotland to allow them to join their friends in voting for their favourite book.
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By Allan Wilson on Friday 30th November, 2012 at 12:58pm
We've been distributing CDs with accessible versions of the shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Book Trust's Scottish Children's Book Awards for the last couple of weeks. (See previous Blog for details of the Awards and the shortlisted titles.)Children in schools throughout Scotland are asked to choose their favourite from their age category:
- Bookbug Readers (3 - 7 years)
- Younger Readers (8 - 11 years)
- Older Readers (12 - 16 years)
Pupils with a print disability (e.g. visual impairment, dyslexia, some physical disabilities) who are not able to use standard books can benefit from having the books in an accessible electronic format available from CALL Scotland. This year, we have made the books available in the following formats:
BookBug Readers - PowerPoint and PDF. The PowerPoint files have recorded narration, i.e. children will hear a human voice reading the text on a page when they turn it. There are PowerPoint files specially set up for children using a switch. The PDF files have been set up so that the text can be read out loud by computer using either Adobe Reader and Read OutLoud, or Nook Study. Instructions for both are provided. We recommend using either of the Scottish Voices, Stuart or Heather, available for schools and parents from the Scottish Voice web site.
Younger Readers - Standard and Large Print (18 point) PDF and Daisy. Again, there are instructions for reading the PDFs using Adobe Reader or Nook Study. AMIS Daisy Reader software is provided for reading the Daisy versions.
Older Readers - Standard and Large Print (18 point) PDF and Daisy. Full instructions are provided.
Getting Accessible Copies of the Shortlisted Books
If you need an accessible copy of the books for a particular pupil, go to the CALL Scotland Books for All web site and fill in the form giving your name, the pupil name and letting us know which set of books is required. We'll send you the books on a CD.
Schools wanting to take part in deciding the winners in each category have to register with the Scottish Book Trust by 31st December and pupils can vote for their favourite book until 8th February.
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By Allan Wilson on Tuesday 3rd July, 2012 at 3:13pm
The shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Book Awards were announced last week by the Scottish Book Trust. There are three categories for the awards: Bookbug Readers (3 - 7 years); Younger Readers (8 - 11 years) and Older Readers (12 - 16 years). The shortlisted books in each category are:
- Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner
- The Day Louis got Eaten by John Fardell
- Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson
- Out of the Depths by Cathy MacPhail
- Soldier's Game by James Killgore
- The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts by Jonathan Meres
- The 13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- The Prince who Walked with Lions by Elizabeth Laird
Accessible Versions of the Books
For the fourth year in a row, CALL will be producing accessible versions of the books in a variety of formats for pupils with a print disability who are unable to access traditional book formats. We plan to make the books available in the following formats:
- Digital files with human narration for Powerpoint and Clicker
Younger Readers and Older Readers
- Accessible PDF
- Microsoft Word files, allowing people to convert them to Large Print or Braille
- Daisy (full text and audio) for iPad
- Daisy (text only for PC with Amis)
We are currently getting copies of electronic files from the publishers of the books and hope to have the accessible format files ready by the end of the summer.
Taking Part in the Awards Scheme
Pupils in schools throughout Scotland are encouraged to take part in the Awards scheme by voting for their favourite book in their age category. Last year more than 23,000 pupils from throughout Scotland voted for their favourite book. Schools are invited to register to take part by 31st December 2012, with the deadline for voting set as 8th February 2013. Further information is available from the Scottish Book Trust.