Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists

Have you had a change to look at the Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists yet?  They look really exciting, with a wide range of themes and issues, as usual.  The Bunker Diary is already causing some controversy, with some librarians feeling that they are unable to let their Year 7 and 8 pupils read it.  All the Truth is controversial too – looking forward to reading them all myself, looks like I have a busy weekend reading ahead of me!  What are your thoughts?

Carnegie titles 2014

Carnegie Award shortlist

Greenaway titles 2014 





Greenaway Award shortlist

One thought on “Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists

  1. My thought is there is not enough breadth of theme and character. Most of the shortlist is dark and doomed where my readers want light and life. After reading each one, I felt heavy and dismayed even when writing craft and characters have been well developed or likeable. Interestingly, Almond’s Greenaway nomination becomes a catalyst for all the worldly guilt we suffer in the novels.

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