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West Buckland School
Barnstaple, Devon
Group status: We are just beginning shadowing starts 21st March

Our lovely new Michael Morpurgo Library

This is our fifth year of shadowing,and all of Year 9 and their teachers are madly reading as many of the books on the excellent shortlist as possible. We are also really looking forward being a part of the Devon Schools Library Service Carnegie presentation at The Park School in June.

The Bone Sparrow by Fin
A deep and moving book, highly recommended if you aren't easily moved by books, some rapid twists and turns in the plot as Zana Fraillon drags you on . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Henry
I thought the book was funny and interesting, I recommend this book for anyone who likes dogs that are from space who doesn't? But this dog isn't a or . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Katie
Wolf Hollow has a very clever concept that once developed has a very heart warming moral. I was very interested by the narrative voice of the young gi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Katie
Salt to the Sea is a creative and thoughtful book that really is a heart-breaking incite to what War was like. I enjoyed hearing different sides and s . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Elliot
Sputniks guide to life on Earth is a book about an alien which comes to Earth and makes a list about ten good things which will save the earth from de . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alfie
I found 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' surprisingly good. The title had pulled me in immediately and then the wonderfully detailed descriptions . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Charlotte
I really like this book because it's very unique in the way its written with split narration; All the characters have something to relate to, although . . .
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Beck by Mrs W
Beck's life starts harshly with him being brought up in an orphanage in Liverpool, then there is hope when he is sent to live in Canada with a group o . . .
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Ashleigh CofE Primary School
Pilton Shadowers
Barnstaple, Devon
Pilton Infants' School
Barnstaple, Devon
Which book will win?

the Bone Sparrow
Rail Head
Salt to the Sea
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Wolf Hollow
Title: Skellig
Author: David Almond
Winning Year: 1998

Michael's baby sister is ill. Her condition becomes life-threatening and the family faces the nightmare of an operation to save her life. Michael turns to his new friend Mina and the strange being, Skellig, who has been living beneath the crumbling garag


Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. He is also a successful writer of screen-plays and, along with director Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony . .