Catalyst Award 2014 – Voting Open

It’s time for the young people of North Lanarkshire to cast their votes to decide the winner of the Catalyst Book Award 2014. Votes can be cast in high schools or public libraries throughout North Lanarkshire, between Tuesday 27th May and Monday 16th June 2014. Ask your local librarian for a voting slip and have […]

Catalyst Longlist Launch 2014

Thursday 7th November at Chryston Cultural Centre saw the Catalyst Book Awards 2014 being launched. In the audience were pupils from Chryston and Caldervale high schools along with visiting librarians, all excited to find out which books had made it onto the longlist. The pupils were treated to an entertaining talk from Catalyst 2013 Award […]

Catalyst Award 2013

The ballot boxes have been emptied, the votes have been counted, and we have a winner! Congratulations to Elizabeth Wein for Code Name Verity Winner of the 2013 Catalyst Book Award. Commiserations to Patrick Ness, Matt Dickinson, Tom Gauld, and Will Hill, championed by many. Our winner sent the following message: I was delighted and […]

Great Catalyst Book Trailer Competition 2013 – entries

The following videos have all been made by North Lanarkshire pupils as entries for the great Catalyst Book Trailer Competition 2013. Working with Librarians and Teachers, pupils chose one of this year’s Catalyst longlist for their trailer using and developing new skills along the way, including learning about camera angles, storyboards, photography, various software packages, […]

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: trailer by Kilsyth Academy

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: trailer by Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: trailer by Kilsyth Academy

Department 19 by Will Hill: trailer by Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell

Dreams by Daniela Sacerdoti: trailer by Kilsyth Academy

Goliath by Tom Gauld: trailer by Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell