Shadowing 2021 Digital Resources

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.

2021 Carnegie Shortlist

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

2021 Kate Greenaway Shortlist

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

Useful information and advice

Discover the shortlists in accessible formats

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.

Library eLending Service

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.

Helpful links for Shadowing Virtually

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.

A note on copyright

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.