Group status: It's shortlist announcement day and we're all excited about what we're going to be reading this year
We've got 32 pupils and 2 English teachers shadowing the Carnegie shortlist this year, led by 3 librarians. Organised into 6 little discussion groups we read, swap, hold weekly discussions and judge the shortlisted books. We love Carnegie Medal shadowing and look forward to it every year.
This year we've also got 6 pupils shadowing the Greenaway shortlist for the first time.
Which book are you most excited to see on the Carnegie shortlist this year?
Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Winning Year: 2017
It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori
Marcus Sedgwick's first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase award
for the Best Debut Children's Novel of 2000. His books have been shortlisted
for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Blue Peter Book Award,
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