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NSTBA 18: MOVING ON LONG LIST REMINDER!

All 80 titles for the six categories of our long list have now been reviewed! Each and every one a fantastic book, highly recommended by JAB and the NSTAB team.

The short list will be announced on the 8th September. Votes from the panel are already coming in so here's a little reminder of the twelve fabulous books on the Moving On Category Long List.

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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club- Alex Bell (Faber and Faber)

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Twister- Juliette Forrest (Scholastic)

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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole- Michelle Cuevas     (Simon and Schuster) 

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Ella on the Outside- Cath Howe (Nosy Crow)

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Tin - Padraig Kenny (Chicken House)

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Running on Empty- S E Durrant (Nosy Crow)

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The Children of Castle Rock- Natasha Farrant (Faber and Faber)

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 Kick- Mitch Johnson (Usborne)

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The Eye of the North- Sinead O'Hart (Stripes)

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Charlie and Me – Mark Lowery (Piccadilly)

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How to Bee- Bren MacDibble (Old Barn Books)

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Herstory  Katherine Halligan  (Nosy Crow)

Which four of these fabulous books will make it to the short list?

LONG LIST REVIEW: Tin

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Working for Mr Absalom is all Christopher has ever known and although he is the only 'real' child, he is happy with the odd assortment of mechanical children Mr Absalom has made. 

Then, something happens and Christopher is taken from the life he knows. His friends might not be 'proper' children, but they are as loyal as can be and are determined to find Christopher and bring him home. 

'Tin' is a fantastic quest in which good really triumphs over evil, set in a fantasy world where Mechanicals are a part of everyday life. The plot is full of unexpected twists and there is plenty of action and excitement.

The characters are the real strength of this story. Each is brilliantly drawn and bursting with personality. Round Rob is my favourite; his child-like innocence and good humour make him central to some very poignant moments. All that's best of human nature is embodied in the mechanical characters in stark contrast to most of the humans.

There is much to love in this story and it is  completely engrossing- a real roller-coaster of a read!

Tin     Padraig Kenny

Chicken House   ISBN: 978-1911077657

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Working for Mr Absalom is all Christopher has ever known and although he is the only 'real' child, he is happy with the odd assortment of mechanical children Mr Absalom has made. 

Then, something happens and Christopher is taken from the life he knows. His friends might not be 'proper' children, but they are as loyal as can be and are determined to find Christopher and bring him home. 

'Tin' is a fantastic quest in which good really triumphs over evil, set in a fantasy world where Mechanicals are a part of everyday life. The plot is full of unexpected twists and there is plenty of action and excitement.

The characters are the real strength of this story. Each is brilliantly drawn and bursting with personality. Round Rob is my favourite; his child-like innocence and good humour make him central to some very poignant moments. All that's best of human nature is embodied in the mechanical characters in stark contrast to most of the humans.

This is one of those books which I can't wait to get onto the library shelves. I'm sure they will enjoy it every bit as much as I did!

Tin     Padraig Kenny

Chicken House   ISBN: 978-1911077657

 

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