Rossett School Harrogate, Group status: We are busy reading our way through the brilliant books on offer this year
Previous year's bloggers - watch this space for the 2017 photo!
Rossett's Carnegie Shadowers 2017 are a fabulous bunch of fanatical readers in Years 7 and 8! We're looking forward to some lively conversations about the books on the shortlist.
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Joanna I read The Stars At Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard and it was amazing. I couldn't put it down, I was gripped all the way through. It is about a girl w . . . read full review
The Bone Sparrow by Joanna I read The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon and I loved it. At first it was a little bit difficult to get into but after I read a bit more I loved it and . . . read full review
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily The Stars at Oktober Bend is a great story and I couldn't get my hands off it. It's very well written and is about a girl called Alice who was stitche . . . read full review
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lucy The Stars at Oktober bend was my first Carnegie book and I could only urge myself in reading 10 pages; I was mightily repulsed as Glenda began explai . . . read full review
Salt to the Sea by Rebecca Salt to the sea is an excellent book for ages 10-15, it is about a group of people trying to escape the Russians in the war. They get onto a boat hopi . . . read full review
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Rebecca This book is probably more for ages 6-11 and was a bit young for me, but if you enjoy adventure, mystery, and aliens then this is the book for you ! I . . . read full review
Wolf Hollow by Rebecca This was an excellent book for ages from 10-15, it is based in a village during world war 2. There is a mysterious boy that ventures round wolf hollow . . . read full review
Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Illustrator: Jim Kay Winning Year: 2012
The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.