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Ockbrook School
Group status: We're waiting for our shortlisted books before we have our first CILIP Carnegie shadiwing meeting! We love the look of the shortlist and are raring to go...

The gateway to other worlds!

This year we are a compact and bijou group with a Year8 core. We would shout about our shadowing group and encourage attendance but are wary of sharing our biscuitry! Those that find us are indeed welcomed, didn't someone say what is found is more valued than what is thrust upon you...or did we make that up to safeguard our Custard Creams?!

Shelton Lock,
Wilsthorpe Business and Community School
Trent College
Cloudside Junior School
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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 jus


Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend ha . .