Carnegie Book Awards 2015
The Carnegie Book Award is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for young people. The winner is chosen from a short list of nominated books and is rewarded with a medal and the glory of winning such a prestigious event. Schools are invited by the award committee to set up Shadowing Groups to follow the process and choose their own winner using the same criteria within the designated time. This year, Selby High School and Brayton High School, with support from Selby Public Library, have once again run a joint Shadowing Group.
We have all been busy reading the shortlisted books - there were eight on this year’s list so we all had lots to do.
The favorite book selected by the students from our two schools was “More Than This” by Patrick Ness however, the actual winning title taking the coveted Carnegie Prize was “Buffalo Soldier” by Tanya Landman.