Friday, 17 March 2017

CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2017 Announced

CILIP’s Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for an outstanding book for children and young people.  

This year's shortlisted books are:

The themes of this year’s shortlisted novels include identity, friendship, love and survival.  Previous medal winning authors on the list are Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Reeve, Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff.  Beck by Mal Peet, his incomplete last novel, has been finished by Meg Rosoff, and is a coming-of-age story about a mixed race boy transported to North America in the 18th Century. 

To find out more about the books and their authors, go to the Carnegie Shortlist web page and click on the book that you are interested in reading.  Some of the shortlisted books are available to borrow now from the War Memorial and Discovery Libraries, the rest are on order.

We are very excited to announce, in collaboration with the English Department, that a group of students from TRS will be taking part in the Carnegie Shadowing scheme for the first time this year.  Shadowing Group meetings will be held in the War Memorial Library on a weekly basis.

Watch this space for more news!

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