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.
And this year, we are excited to introduce a new element to the scheme: the Readers’ Choice Award. This is a special award chosen by children and young people who take part in the shadowing scheme.
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, games, 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.
Schools will need to vote for their favourite books by 24 May 2023.
The winner will be announced on the Radio Wales Arts Show in June.
UPDATE: The 30 book packs for the 2023 Shadowing Scheme have now all been claimed. Many thanks for your interest in the Awards and we look forward to announcing the winner on the Radio Wales Arts Show in June.
The Tir na n-Og 2023 Shadowing packs are available to download here:
The Tir na n-Og 2022 Shadowing packs are available to download here: