Read Along With Us – CKG Nominations

We’re inviting all the delegates at our Unconference to vote for the 4 books that the Northwest Committee can put forward as our CKG nominations for 2017. Committee members will be championing a shortlist of 6 books for each award and discussing how we think each of the books we’ve selected measures up to the Medal criteria.


We’d really like your votes to count so we’re inviting you to read along with us. Copies of each of the titles will be available on the day but it would make all the difference if you’d had a chance to look at some of the books beforehand and (fingers crossed) felt happy to contribute to our discussions on the day.

Of course if you’re unable to attend our Unconference we’d still love it if you’d take a look at these books – we think they really are among the best books published in the last year and we’d love to know what you made of them too.

Our shortlisted titles are as follows- Happy Reading!


Where Monsters Lie – Polly Ho-Yen

The House On Hummingbird Island – Sam Angus

These Shallow Graves – Jennifer Donnelly

Time Travelling With A Hamster – Ross Welford

Salt To The Sea – Ruta Sepetys

Orbiting Jupiter – Gary D Schmidt


Counting Lions – Stephen Walton

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles: A Story About War and Peace – Steve Antony

There Is A Tribe Of Kids – Lane Smith

Much Ado About Shakespeare – Donovan Bixley

The Marvels – Brian Selznick

Circle – Jeannie Baker





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