Tir na n-Og Shadowing Scheme

 Want to introduce young readers to new books?

Want to highlight books with an authentic Welsh dimension?

Want free books and resources pack?

Want to discuss those books and stories?

 The Tir na n-Og shadowing scheme is the thing for you!


The Tir na n-Og shadowing scheme aims to raise awareness of the shortlisted books amongst young readers whilst they read and discuss them with like-mined peers.

Schools, libraries and other children’s reading groups can register to take part and be unofficial judges to choose a winner from the shortlisted books, with the guidance of the shadowing pack. The shadowing pack includes a summary of the books, comments from the official judges, information about the authors and voting cards.

After registering to take part in the shadowing scheme you will be sent a copy of the shortlisted books in the post and an electronic copy of the shadowing pack. There is a limited number of free books available so register early to avoid disappointment!

This year’s registration has now closed.

The Tir na n-Og Shadowing packs are now available to download here: 

The shortlisted books for the Tir na n-Og Book Awards 2020