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Group status: We have read most of the books and are prepaaring to make our final judgement on who our winner is!
We are a small group of 5 students aged 14-15 with diverse reading interests ranging from crime to fantasy to horror to romance. Most of the group have dedicated time to working on literacy projects around the school and are interested in predicting who will win Carnegie this year.

Which of the short listed books are you going to read first...?

Cosmic - Frank Cottrell Boyce
Black Rabbit Summer - Kevin Brooks
Airman - Eoin Colfer
Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd
Ostrich Boys - Keith Gray
Title: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Author: Terry Pratchett
Winning Year: 2001

A brilliant and witty twist on the tale of the Pied Piper. Funny and irreverent, but also dark and subversive, in the way it parodies the classic folk tale genre. This is a story that holds a mirror up to our world and questions attitudes and behaviour pr