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Group status: We're eagerly awaiting the shortlist in April..
The Discovery Crew was set up to encourage pupils in Years 3-6 to get more out of books and reading. The group will be shadowing the Carnegie Awards scheme in 2010 for the first time and is looking forward to receiving the shortlist in April so we can get stuck in!

What is the most important feature of a good book?

Strong characters
Exciting plot
All of the above
Title: War Boy: a Country Childhood
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Winning Year: 1989

War Boy is an atmospheric semi-autobiographical account of Foreman's early childhood in Pakefield during World War Two. It is a charming tale of growing up in a sleepy seaside town that is transformed by the War. This area of coastline was targeted by Ge