Carnegie Cliffhangers Notts, 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 . . . read full review
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 . . . read full review
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 . . . read full review
Railhead by Rebecca Although not my genre, railhead intrigued me and kept me reading.
The characters had a great personality and the relation between . . . read full review
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 . . . read full review
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 . . . read full review
Is it acceptable that sexualised content is included in children's literature?
yes, as long as it is not explicit.
78% (7 votes)
Perhaps, in literature aimed at post 16 year olds.
22% (2 votes)
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 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 . .