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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Plub
'The Stars at Oktober Bend' written by the infamous Australian author Glenda Millard is about a girl called Alice Nightingale, who is fifteen. After a . . .
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Beck by Plub
"Beck" is a book written by not one but two authors, Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff, the latter continued the story after the former died. It is all set in C . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Miss Edwards
After choosing The Bone Sparrow from a colleague's recommendation, it was the best decision! This book is engaging, gripping and extremely emotional . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Shree
'Salt to the Sea', a book written by Ruta Sepetys, takes us on a tragic adventure during WWII alongside four teenagers, with four deep secrets. Each o . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Shree
'The Bone Sparrow' is a book written by Zana Fraillon that talks about the life of a boy called Subhi, who's been living in a refugee camp all his lif . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Alex
Set in the peaceful countryside of western Pennsylvania, this riveting tale is of a young girl's friendship with a mysterious but gentle man. Annab . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by William
I finished this book at 22:30, because I just couldn't put it down to stop reading it! I would think this book will win the Carnegie Award, because th . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Plub
"The Bone Sparrow" is a novel written by Zana Fraillow. A modern tragedy is what the book is all about, a prison on Earth. The story is said to be set . . .
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Wolf Hollow by William
Wolf Hollow is one of the best books I've ever read so far in my life! The story is about a girl called Annabelle telling us her everyday life from a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Alex
Being the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee herself, Ruta Sepetys reveals the horrors of war through her books. "Salt to the Sea" talks about the Wilhe . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alex
Frank Cottrell Boyce's story is about a young boy called Prez and a strange visitor named Sputnik who everyone seems to think is a dog. As it turns ou . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Plub
Written by an award winning writer and screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce, 'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is another funny story that you will sur . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Plub
The author of a New York Times Bestseller book 'Between Shades of Gray', Ruta Sepetys, brings us yet another World War 2 tragedy, this time in the sea . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Shree
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a book written by an award winning author and screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce. Boyce takes on an unexpected jo . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alex
Written by Zana Fraillon, "The Bone Sparrow" talks about a young boy named Subhi. Farillon successfully portrays the emotions of those in detention ca . . .
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Which book from the shortlist do you think has the most powerful message to readers?

The Bone Sparrow
Wolf Hoolow
Salt to the Sea
Beck
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Railhead
The Smell of Other People's Houses
 
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp
 

 
 

Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Mal Peet
Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the winner of the Guardian Children .