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Wed Wabbit by Lewis
This book surprised me. I had never read a book this childish but also this great! I must admit this book's humour differs from mine, but I did not le . . .
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Night Shift by Leo
I thought this book was amazing! It had such a clear message and the illustrations were just fabulous. I would recommend this book to 11+ children as . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren
This book was a beautiful one full of amazing imagery and description. The plot was very imaginative about what it’s like to find your family and lose . . .
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After the Fire by Yash
'After the Fire’ is a sensational novel that tells the tragic tale of a girl called Moonbeam. It follows not only the events that led up to the catast . . .
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Rook by Ella
The book ‘Rook’ by Anthony McGowan fits within the genre of fiction and bildungsroman. Bildungsroman is a literary genre that focuses on psychological . . .
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Night Shift by Leo
Fabulous illustrations with a very strong meaning. I thought this book (despite it's short length) was really good and very well written. I would s . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Leo
I thought this book had fantastic illustrations (the best I've ever seen) and was beautifully written. It is about a girl who becomes friends with a b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Leo
I thought this book was hilarious and VERY imaginative (I can't stress that enough)! It is all about two sisters but when one of them is unconscious t . . .
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Rook by Leo
I thought this book was fantastic! I have to admit I was a bit unsure about reading it but I finished it within 2 hours... I just could NOT put it dow . . .
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St Georges Dragon Readers
Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
How long does it take you to read a Carnegie shortlisted book?

< 3 days
58% (23 votes)

1 week
13% (5 votes)

2 weeks
25% (10 votes)

3 weeks or more
5% (2 votes)

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.