Carnegie Shortlist 2015

By Chris Jarosh

Book covers for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist

Every book shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal has a reading practice quiz available for Accelerated Reader. The shortlist was announced on 17 March. The winner will be revealed on Monday 22 June.

Apple and Rain is by Sarah Crossan. When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years of being away, Apple starts to feel whole again. But life isn’t as perfect as Apple expects. She has an annoying sister at home to deal with and her best friend is being drawn in by the school bully.

Bloomsbury | 978-1-4088-2713-0 | UY | BL 3.8 | Quiz #228157

Buffalo Soldier is by Tanya Landman. After being freed from slavery, Charlotte decides to join the US army in the guise of a man and changes her name to Charley. She is sent to the American frontier to fight native American Indian tribes, where death is always near at hand.

Walker Books | 978-1-4063-1459-5 | UY | BL 5.3 | Quiz #226207

Cuckoo Song is by Frances Hardinge. Triss wakes up one day with a hazy memory, an insatiable appetite and a sister who seems to hate her. To uncover the truth, Triss must travel into the Underbelly and face-off against a twisted architect with a grudge.

Macmillan Children’s Books | 978-0-330-51973-1 | UY | BL 6.0 | Quiz #227991

More Than This is by Patrick Ness. Seth can remember dying. But here he is, in a deserted English town that feels oddly familiar as he and two new friends try to understand what’s happened to them.

Walker Books | 978-1-4063-3115-8 | UY | BL 4.9 | Quiz #225253

The Fastest Boy in the World is by Elizabeth Laird. When Grandfather collapses following a long journey to Ethiopia’s capital city, Solomon knows he has to run the twenty miles back home to get his father.

Macmillan Children’s Books | 978-1-4472-6716-4 | MY | BL 4.4 | Quiz #228232

The Middle of Nowhere is by Geraldine McCaughrean. When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity’s life in the Australian outback changes forever. Soon a new employee arrives at her home who Comity does not trust. While events spiral out of control, Comity turns to her friend Fred for help.

Usborne | 978-1-4095-2200-3 | MY | BL 6.1 | Quiz #226614

Tinder is by Sally Gardner. A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, The Tinder Box; a story of love, prophecy, devilry and death.

Indigo | 978-1-78062-149-4 | UY | BL 5.5 | Quiz #227530

When Mr. Dog Bites is by Brian Conaghan. All 16-year-old Dylan wants is to keep his Tourette’s in check and live as a normal teen. When he overhears that he is going to die, he makes a list of “Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It.” Contains profanity, sexual situations, and violence.

Bloomsbury | 978-1-4088-3836-5 | UY | BL 4.6 | Quiz #228035

Posted on 17 March 2015 at 8:30 am
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