Roary reads the Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Roary reads the Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Roary is getting plenty of reading in before he goes off on his Summer holidays.  Wanting some books with a bit of a bite he has decided to read all six of the books short-listed for this year’s Carnegie Medal.  If you decide you want try one too, let us know what you thought about it.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It was established by in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The winner is announced on 23rd June.  This year’s shortlisted books are :

Roary loves books  so much we have given him his own special area on our library blog.  So if you are looking for a good read, visit  Roary’s Reads for books recommended by our library lion.
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2 Responses to “Roary reads the Carnegie Medal Shortlist”

  1. Renee Gillan Says:

    Having read them all my favourite was Theresa Breslin’s Prisoner of the Inquisition but I suspect that Out of the Shadows by Jason Wallace will be the winner. I’m a bit disappointed that all the books were ‘teen’ reads and this seems to be a growing trend in the Carnegie and I wonder if this is because the panel are choosing books that appeal to them and not books that appeal to children. There are loads of well written younger reads that don’t seem to get a look in.

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