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Carnegie Cliffhangers
Group status: we're off and reading the Shortlist!

The Carnegie Cliffhangers meet every Thursday in the Library. This is our first year of Shadowing and we are following both the Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists.

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eleanor & Wiki
We thought this book was very intriguing, and the way the character's lives interlaced was clever and satisfying. Whilst the book had an amazing plot . . .
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Railhead by Mrs J
SciFi is not my Genre and I only read this book because it was on the shortlist. Railhead made me realise what I had been missing. I was engrossed i . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Trinity and Ella
We both agree that Wolf Hollow was written well but the character development wasn't as good as it could have been. The protagonist, Annabelle, was po . . .
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Railhead by Rebecca
Although not my genre, railhead intrigued me and kept me reading. [Spoiler alert] The characters had a great personality and the relation between . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs J
At first I couldn't get past the lack of capital letters but this soon faded into the background as I became absorbed by the story. The two main char . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Rebecca
An interesting start to a good book to read at the weekend but not over long periods of time. Has a nice ending but not too sure about the rest of the . . .
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Manor Shadows
Hooked on books QEA
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Queen Elizabeth's Academy
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
QEA Bookworms
Is it acceptable that sexualised content is included in children's literature?

Yes, it is a learning experience provided in a safe environment.
yes, as long as it is not explicit.
Perhaps, in literature aimed at post 16 year olds.
Only with perental permission.
Never, it is not necessary for teens to read about sex.
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of


Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is a highly respected author of books for children of all ages, who deserves to be better known outside her Australian homeland. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark was the Winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Award . .