On this page you will find links to various digital content available for each shortlisted book for you to explore with your shadowing groups including ebook formats, video interviews and podcasts and digital activity sheets.
Scroll down to find resources for each book plus useful information on copyright and permissions and accessing the books in braille and audio format plus how to find the books through your local library e-lending service.
Discover extracts from each shortlisted title on Nielsen’s Book2Look Wall below.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson with illustration by Kathrin Honesta
The Girl Who Became a Tree by Joseph Coelho with illustration by Kate Milner
On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
Starbird by Sharon King-Chai
The Bird Within Me by Sara Lundberg (translated by B.J. Epstein)
It’s a No-Money Day by Kate Milner
How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry
Hike by Pete Oswalk
I Go Quiet by David Ouimet
Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep by Catherine Rayner
Small in the City by Sydney Smith
We have collaborated with RNIB and Calibre Audio to make the shortlisted books available for readers with a print disability. Find out more about how to access the books in braille, Talking Book and Audiobook format here.
You can access ebooks for free from your public library service.
We cannot guarantee availability of the shortlisted books in every library authority. We recommend you liaise directly with your local authority to request the books are made available.
You may like to set up a Virtual Shadowing Group to engage with your Shadowers online; the following platforms offer free virtual meetings to allow you to run Shadowing Group sessions remotely:
For top tips and guidelines on how to set up and run a virtual reading group, take a look at the helpful toolkit created by The Reading Agency.
If you wish to engage with Shadowers by sharing content online please take a moment to view our guidance on respecting copyright and permissions.
Performing, playing or showing a copyright work is a restricted act, so recording and uploading a reading of a shortlisted title would be an infringement unless permission has been granted from the rights holder. Librarians cannot rely on the fair dealing exception in UK copyright law, even if only an extract or section of a work is being featured.
A note of advice from our sponsor, ALCS:
ALCS cannot provide formal legal advice nor can we license rights beyond those already mandated to us. We can however offer some guidance to assist group leaders based on what we believe is most likely to be considered by our members to be reasonable. To replicate the experience of classroom activities teachers/librarians may read extracts from books to their class via online services such as Zoom or Skype or provide video clips of such readings provided that they are only accessible via secure, password protected subscription services so that the recordings are only accessible by their class or another discrete group of pupils within their school. Anyone wishing to upload such clips to open, online sharing sites such as YouTube should seek the authorisation of the rightsowner, which may be the author/ their agent and/ or their publisher.