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Carnegie and Cake
Group status: 20 students from Years 8 & 9 have signed up to shadow the Carnegie award this year. We are going to need a lot of cake and biscuits for all our meetings and discussions!

Our 2018 Carnegie group!

This is the 8th year Ratcliffe College has shadowed the Carnegie Medal award and this year we are delighted to have two groups of very enthusiastic Years 8 & 9 students who are avidly reading their way through all the books on the shortlist. We are expecting our meetings to be very lively, with all the students keen to share their opinions on the books, and we anticipate a lot of heated debate when it comes to choosing our winner! For the 5th year, we will be joining students from Moat Community College in Leicester for a couple of meetings to share our opinions on the books.


Rebound by Lucia
Rebound is a heartwarming and inspirational tale of Charlie Bell, a young boy who turns to basketball to help him with his grieving and despair. Befo . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Emilia
I did not enjoy this book,I say this because some of the story was,in my opinion just put in the book, not for effect but to make the book longer.I re . . .
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Rebound by Sophie
I think Rebound is a very good book. I wouldn't be surprised if it won! I found myself getting through it very quickly as it was such a easily and sho . . .
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Rebound by Alexandra
I really enjoyed this book. I found the story line uplifting and full of hope. I really like how it was written in blank verse because I feel that thi . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by I@musicaltheatre4eva
I did not enjoy this book. I found the premise strange and hard to grasp when they first explained it. I know my friends enjoyed it, yet I found the c . . .
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Rebound by Rosie
I loved this book! Both emotionally moving yet quite a nicely written book. The setting of the book, 1988, really made me like the book more as I have . . .
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Fullhurst C.C.
Limehurst Academy
LGS Shadowers
Great Glen, Leicestershire
Bosworth Academy 2019
Which is your favourite front cover from the books on this year's shortlist?

After The Fire
The Hate U Give
Saint Death
Where The World Ends
We d Wabbit
Beyond The Bright Sea
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 ju


Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .