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Caludon Castle School
Coventry,
Group status: We're reading away and reviewing our favourite books. We are also eating Miss Barton out of biscuits, and drinking all the squash!
We are an enthusiastic, vibrant and passionate book group called 'The Caludon Book Busters', comprising of Yr8 and Yr11 students. We meet every Monday after school with Miss Barton our librarian to discuss the shortlisted Carnegie books, post reviews, eat biscuits and drink squash. BOOK CLUB! We really enjoy what we do and are ready and waiting when the books come out. We like meeting every Monday, and sometimes even the biscuits don't distract us! COME ON CALUDON! By the Caludon Book Busters.

JMBL


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Which book is going to win?

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
The Lie Tree
The Ghosts of Heaven
There Will Be Lies
Fire Colour One
Five Children on the Western Front
One
Lies We Tell Ourselves
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something just as dangerous from Conor: the truth. Breathtaking, a perfect marriage of text and picture, in which the illustrations capture meaning and emotion completely. There are echoes of Charles Keeping in Kay's atmospheric, energetic inky illustrations. The depiction of light and shade is awe-inspiring and the illustrations extend the impact of the story.