The Carnegie Medal longlist 2018

The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Laurence Anholt

WINNER OF THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION'S YOUNG QUILLS AWARD 2017Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor of Neurology at a university in the American South. Skills in hypnotism and mind control . . ....

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Overheard in a Tower Block

Overheard in a Tower Block

Joseph Coelho, Kate Milner

Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho's astonishing new collection is a powerful and moving poetic narrative about growing up in the city.

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Wed Wabbit

Lissa Evans

A hugely funny 'down the rabbit hole' adventure from the author of internationally bestselling 'Small Change for Stuart', which was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Costa Award.

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The Song from Somewhere Else

The Song from Somewhere Else

A. F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold

Saved from bullies by the class misfit Nick, Frank's drawn to Nick's house by strange music, discovers he has incredible secrets that bring danger, and decides to help him as he helped her.

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Welcome to Nowhere

Welcome to Nowhere

Elizabeth Laird

Forced to flee his home in Syria, a young boy and his family face the dangers of civil war.

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Out of Heart

Out of Heart

Irfan Master

Donating your heart is the most precious gift of all.Adam is a teenage boy who lives with his mum and younger sister. Adam feels the weight of the world upon his shoulders. In fact, he feels no particular reason to live. And then...

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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Geraldine McCaughrean

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned - cold,...

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Rook

Rook

Anthony McGowan

A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. A companion piece to the hugely successful Brock and Pike, McGowan warms hearts once more with the adventures of Nicky and Kenny. Particularly suitable for...

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The Call

The Call

Peadar O'Guilin

Every teenager in Ireland is training to survive The Call. Not all of them will make it. This is their story.

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Black Light Express

Black Light Express

Philip Reeve

There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies...

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Saint Death

Saint Death

Marcus Sedgwick

A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by prize-winning novelist, Marcus Sedgwick.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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Encounters

Encounters

Jason Wallace

Inspired by true accounts, this is the long-awaited new novel from Costa-award-winner Jason Wallace. A group of children claim they've witnessed an alien landing. Is it just mass hysteria? Or did something really happen that day?

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Beyond the Bright Sea

Lauren Wolk

Crow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. Her only companions are Osh, the man who rescued her from a washed-up skiff as a baby and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their neighbour across the sandbar.

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