Do you want to know more about the works of the laureates?

The reading guides give information for anyone wanting to know more about our laureates and their works. The guides contain an introduction of the author or illustrator, description of the contents, a suggested interpretation and topics for discussions. They are meant to be used in book circles, in schools or just as inspiration for further reading.

There are 15 reading guides for works by 12 laureates. They are written by members of the jury who have an extensive knowledge in children’s and young adult literature.

The reading guides are free to use and easy to download. They can be found in the menu to the left and below:

Sectret trilogi by Barbro Lindgren

Petit, the Monster by Isol

It´s Useful to Have a Duck and Nocturne - Dream Recipes by Isol

The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Alors? by Kitty Crowther

Lénfant Racine by Kitty Crowther

The Devil Latch by Sonya Hartnett

The Ghost’s Child by Sonya Hartnett

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Basu ni Notte by Ryôji Arai

Northen Lights by Philip Pullman

My Friend the Painter by Lygia Bojunga

Fly Away Home by Christine Nöstlinger

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Agneta Edwards is a literary scholar and writer and was for eight years member of the jury. She is the author of the reading guides for books by Kitty Crowther and Philip Pullman:

– The reading guides can help you to get under the surface of the story and deepen your reading and interpretation. I hope that the reading guides can be used as tools to open the book for the reader’s eyes, mind and experience, especially in the teaching of literature in schools but also as inspiration for any reader.