They say to never judge a book by its cover, but which of the Carnegie shortlist, do you think, has the best cover?
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.
Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company..