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Swanshurst School
Birmingham,
Group status: 2018 CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Awards Ceremony, Upper Library lunchtime, Monday 18th June!

The Carnegie shortlist 2018

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AMNA MIAN

Beyond the Bright Sea by Christine
Beyond The Bright Sea: Lauren Wolk: -Born in Baltimore -Poet and writer -Has won the John Newbery Medal -Has also written Wolf Hollow and Fire . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mariya
This is not a review however this is the quote I have picked. This quote is from Beyond the bright sea: "The schoolmaster, Mr. Henderson, had sanit . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ayza
SPOILERS! This book was better than I initially expected, but it still failed to engage me in the same way the rest books in this shortlist did. Fu . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mariya
This book was very interesting and I recommend that everyone reads it. This book is about a girl called Starr who is the only one to witness her child . . .
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Rook by Mariya
I really liked this book, this book is very short but the story line is really good. I would recommend this book to everyone as it is a quick read and . . .
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The Hate U Give by zaynah
This book was a true statement to reality it clearly shows the difference in lifestyle between the two races of black and white and how difficult it . . .
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Saint Death by Mariya
This was probably the most confusing book I have ever read. At first I didn't understand what was going on as too many events were happening at the sa . . .
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Rook by Safa
Rook is a WEIRD book IN that starts in the point of veiw of the bird, which really put me off this because I really hate animals. Plus, I didn't reall . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Zainab
To be honest, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the others. I did take a while to get in to. But overall the plotline itself just didn’t appeal to m . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aqsa
The Hate You Give is an informative book that addresses the problem of racism in a way that makes it interesting for young teenagers to read. It begin . . .
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Release by sairah
The book was not the book i would like to read, i prefer something that is like wed wabbit but some times there are words that i dont understand that . . .
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Rook by Leila
This book was a rather short but nice book. I like how the author showed how much a bullied child would feel and how his family wished the best and su . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Leila
Wed Wabbit was a hard book to get into. That is to say I didn't really like it much. Many of the other readers may think that its a nice book because . . .
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Release by Nargis
Release by Patrick Ness explores various themes - such as sexuality, religion and shame - that young adults can relate to. The protagonist - Alex - is . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ayza
SPOILERS This book was... interesting to say the least. In my opinion, it was an alright book, but it doesn't really compare to the other books in . . .
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After the Fire by Hafsah
This book was mind-gripping! After The Fire has been a treat to read, from the very first word to the very last. It is jam-packed with excitement. . . .
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After the Fire by Aleema
The story is set deep Texas. a girl called moonbeam lives with her brothers and sisters. They are protected by The Fence and Father John he controls e . . .
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Rook by Aleema
The main characters in this book is Nicky and Kenny. The 2 boys rescue a rook from a attack, Kenny becomes really attached to the injured bird. Ni . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Aleema
Fidge is nearly 11 when she is thrown into the cukoo world of Minnie's, (her little sister) Colourful creatures who speak in rhyme, live under the ev . . .
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Saint Death by Aleema
In my honest opinion i think Saint Death is confusing. Nothing flowed and as i read through the pages i had to work out what was going on. Honestly, t . . .
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Release by Lujain
I thought the start was Release was very intriguing.It got me reading at the start, the blurb just made me want to read the book, understand the chara . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by zaynah
Beyond the bright sea is a very emotional book it does have a strong message and the message it on that is very extraordinary unfortunately i didn't . . .
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Wed Wabbit by sairah
wed wabbit is the best book you could ever read! i would recommend this book for any one who loves reading. i liked it when fidge goes into the land o . . .
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Saint Death by Ayza
CONTAINS SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! This book explores the themes of greed, helplessness and vulnerability through the use of developing stor . . .
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Release by guldana
Release, this name is made for the book so beautiful yet so horrifying. Know I know I am a spoiler and as one I am going to giver u the full story … . . .
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After the Fire by Christine
After The Fire by Will Hill: Whilst reading this book , I could empathise with the storyline as the cult leader - Father John - had more than one w . . .
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Saint Death by Safa
Saint Death is a thriller tale of a young man named Arturo who lives near the Mexican-US border. When his old friend Faustino reappears asking for hel . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ayza
MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK This book was eye-opening to say the least. Although I had prior knowledge of the occurrence of . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Safa
'My name is Crow.' The story begins with a simple, yet meaningful sentence. It tells the reader the main character's name. A round of applause for y . . .
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After the Fire by Leila
This story is quite intriguing because of how the main character. When you think you have just found how she thinks, she immediately changes her ways. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Zainab
Quilliam and the other boys and men of Hirta ( three men and nine boys ) travel across the water to a remote sea stac where they hunt the birds for fo . . .
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Release by Aamina
Release by Patrick Ness Firstly, if I were to rate this book out of five I would rate it a four. I think that this is mostly because I am not re . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Aqsa
Beyond the Bright Sea is an interesting book and the plot is amazing. The main character, Crow, sets off on a thrilling journey to discover where she . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by sairah
Beyond the bright sea is a really good book. The cover looks really attracting and when you start reading it, you get into it. who ever wrote this boo . . .
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Saint Death by sairah
saint death is really boring. David Williams should create a book called worlds worst books in the world . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aamina
THUG by Angie Thomas ' I shouldn't have come to this party,' This is a great starter for a book even before i had read the second line many questions . . .
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Release by Ayza
SPOILERS! This book invoked feelings in me that I didn't realise existed. The "release" that the character felt away from his actual home, what sho . . .
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Saint Death by Zainab
A whirlwind of action in the city of Juarez, a city in Mexico bordering the US. In terms of criminal enterprises, Anapra seems to be the headquarters, . . .
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Rook by Hafsah
I feel as though the novel 'Rook' shows the feelings and emotions of a teenager, Nicky, goes through and how he realises that he needs to always be ho . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aleema
I really like this book because the front cover is very eye catching and sends a very important message round to everyone about racism. Personally, i . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tasniem
When Fidge gets stuck in the Land of Wimbley Woos with her cousin Graham, she has to escape from the terrible Wimbleys controlled by the mad Wed Wabbi . . .
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Rook by sairah
i do like rook but some made me very bored. the bit that i like is when they take the dog out for a walk but they went to a field where they saw a roo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Christine
Angie Thomas: - African-American author - Lives in Jackson , Mississippi - Second novel to be released in 2019 - A debut novelist Even though . . .
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Rook by Aamina
If you want my honest opinion I think this was a book that had no life to it. I feel that it could have had more to it. Anthony McGowan made this a bo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Safa
Lisa Evan's Wed Wabbit shows a comedic adventure of two people who are both emotionally unwell: Fidge and Graham. Fidge is still struggling to get ov . . .
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Rook by guldana
i have never read a book about animals before because i hate them mainly pigeons because they just make a mess. i read the book rook and found out it . . .
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Rook by Tasniem
Love,bullies, a heartbroken father and a scruffy-looking rook. These are all the things on Nicky's mind. His brother Kenny, has learning difficulties . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Aamina
‘Wed Wabbit’ book review by Lissa Evans The first thing I want you to understand is that if I were to rate this book out of 5 I would rate it a 5. . . .
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After the Fire by Ayza
May or may not contain spoilers depending on your definition of spoilers! Going into this book, I expected a story about polygamy and people who li . . .
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Rook by Ayza
I was thrilled to learn that this year's shortlist featured a book that was especially designed to aid people who may have trouble reading and help th . . .
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After the Fire by guldana
This isn’t a book but a package of suspense and thriller. If this book wasn’t so descriptive about the burnt up house, hospitals, and la di la places . . .
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The Hate U Give by Zuhra
Starr, reminds me of something I would do. How she stays quiet for most of the book but gains her confidence towards the end, really inspires me. It a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hafsah
The Hate U Give is a book that teaches its audience about how to cope with racism and the type of different people/personalities there are in societ . . .
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The Hate U Give by Zee
Starr, reminds me of something I would do. How she stays quiet for most of the book but gains her confidence towards the end, really inspires me. It a . . .
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After the Fire by Aminah
In my opinion this book is good because it explains a lot about what is happening after the fire and also talks about what happened before the fire. . . .
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Release by Amna T :)
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand there is Adam having to go through this turmoil everyday,being the gay son of an extremely religiou . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mariya
SOME SPOILERS! I am so happy that I chose this book to read a this book is amazing. I would recommend this book to everyone as I think that most pe . . .
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Where the World Ends by Christine
Facts: -Born 6th June -British children's novelist -Written more than 160 books , including Peter Pan in Scarlet and sequel Thoughts and Plot: . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tasniem
Starr lives two lives. One is her poor family in Garden Heights and the other is her life at her expensive, private posh school. After she witnessed t . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hafsah
The Hate U Give is a book that teaches its audience about how to cope with racism and the type of different people/personalities there are in societ . . .
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Saint Death by Guldana
This cover looks so interesting and you-have-to-read-this- but after you have started the second line you fall asleep (just like me) only about a boy . . .
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Where the World Ends by Aamina
‘Where the World Ends’ book review by Geraldine McGraughen. You are probably reading this review because you are interested in finding out about th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ayza
Beyond The Bright Sea is an intriguing book by Lauren Wolk about Crow(the 12 year old female protagonist) and her journey to find her identity, while . . .
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King's Heath, Birmingham
Yardleys School
Birmingham,
Ark Boulton Academy
Birmingham,
JCCLibraryExecutive
which of these books has your favorite front cover?

The Hate U Give
After the Fire
Saint Death
Beyond the bright sea
Rook
Release
Wed Wabbit
Where the world ends
   
 
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around
 

 
 

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is a multi-award-winning children's author. She has now been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal eight times, and has won once before with A Pack of Lies in 1988.  She has won the Whitbread Children's . . .

 

 

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