Carnegie Reading Group for the NCRCL Community

Carnegie Greenway MedalsFrom Dr Lisa Sainsbury, NCRCL Director: Last year NCRCL ran a very successful Carnegie Reading Group for MA and PhD students. We hope to organise this again this year and would like to invite PhD, Masters and undergraduate students working within NCRCL (and any other NCRCL interested parties) to participate.

The idea is to widen our awareness of the latest high quality books published for children and young people (that have been judged ‘outstanding’ by the Carnegie/Greenaway shortlist selectors) and to enjoy reading and discussing these texts–and NO essay to write at the end of it. Last year the group published some fascinating reviews on the NCRCL blog, as well as on the Carnegie website, and engaged in most rewarding and enjoyable discussions.

The shortlist was announced on 17thMarch and our reading group, Roehampton Readers (not Roehampton Library), can be found on the shadowing part of the Carnegie Greenaway website.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kay Waddilove who will be facilitating the group, and she will respond with more information: waddilk[at]

The Carnegie Medal 2015 shortlist

  • When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
  • Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
  • Tinder by Sally Gardner (author) and David Roberts (illustrator) (Orion Children’s Books)
  • Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman (Walker Books)
  • The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne Books)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)

The Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 shortlist

  • The Promise by Laura Carlin (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (Author) (Walker Books)
  • Jim’s Lion by Alexis Deacon (illustrator) and Russell Hoban (author) (Walker Books)
  • Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books)
  • Dark Satanic Mills by John Higgins and Marc Olivent (illustrators) and Julian Sedgwick and Marcus Sedgwick (authors) (Walker Books)
  • Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Tinder by David Roberts (illustrator) and Sally Gardner (author) (Orion Children’s Books)
  • Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan (Hodder Children’s Books)