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 LindgrenPetit, the Monster by IsolIt´s Useful to Have a Duck and Nocturne - Dream Recipes by IsolThe Book of Everything by Guus KuijerThe Arrival by Shaun Tan Alors? by Kitty CrowtherLénfant Racine by Kitty CrowtherThe Devil Latch by Sonya HartnettThe Ghost’s Child by Sonya HartnettThe Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine PatersonBasu ni Notte by Ryôji AraiNorthen Lights by Philip Pullman My Friend the Painter by Lygia Bojunga Fly Away Home by Christine NöstlingerWhere the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakAgneta 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.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award amounts to SEK 5 million and is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible for the award, which is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of our work. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council.
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