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West Buckland School
Barnstaple, Devon
Group status: We are just beginning shadowing starts 22nd March

Our lovely Michael Morpurgo Library

This is our sixth 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 hosting the Devon Schools Library Service Carnegie presentation in June. And this year for the first time we are shadowing The Greenaway with some Year 4 Prep School pupils.

After the Fire by theo
after the fire is a brilliant and intriguing book at the start I thought the book was going to be too fast pace but it turned out to be brilliant . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Emily Sh and Emily St
the picture were creepy and scary they were black and we like how above the chapter there was a picture in a triangle . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Jamie and Samson
the pictures are very detailed.It will make a good film. we heard about the book and it sounded very creepy. We like the diamonds at start of every ch . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by hugo
I like the way you did it in black and white Levi we also liked the way you did the little Diamond picture and I think that Levi is a very cool name . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by george
I like that you only used black and white and all the shadows in the pictures . . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by seraphine bea
the pictures look creepy and scary. we think its weird because its black and white. We like the front cover because you can see what they look like. w . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by charlie and Indie
why did you make this book so creepy? What happened to the guy that died? Why did you make this book black and white and dull? How did you come up wi . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lydia
I loved this book because it was really intriguing, and I wanted to read more, and wanted to read on. I want to read another Carnegie book because the . . .
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Under the Same Sky by seraphine and elsie
We think that the book is well designed. The texture of the front cover feels rough. The pictures look detailed. We really like this book because it h . . .
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Under the Same Sky by charlie and Indie
We thought that the texture of the front cover was very strange. But the front cover is very nice, we liked the cut-outs were lovely. . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Emily and Beatrix
under the same sky is a beautiful and well textured design we think the detailing and colours are fun we liked the cats because of how textures and . . .
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Under the Same Sky by gorthew
I liked how you made the texture really nice and the cut outs were really nice. The colours were really good on all of the pictures of the animals an . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Jamie and Sam
the illustrations are very detailed. We liked the last page with all the animals. We liked the end papers and the stags. The cut outs were very cleve . . .
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Under the Same Sky by josh,william
we like the colours although they were a bit dodgy. the cut outs were a bit dodgy with the colours. the texture was good. the pictures were a bit a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Chloe
I really enjoyed this book, it has now become one of my favourites. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Clemmie, Emily and Bea
We like the illustrations and how realistic they look. we like the tiger because of the detail and the different textures and colours. We like the wo . . .
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A First Book of Animals by hugo
I like the way you used a different technique than what you usually do and how you can see what they are doing and how they do what they behave in rea . . .
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A First Book of Animals by george
I like how you made it so realistic. And that you're not just using pencils and you are using different shades of colours. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by WILLIAM
I realy like your book all though some of the animals weren't in their natural positions. I also did not like the cut outs. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Jamie and Indie
We liked the illustrations, but we didn't like the writing as much. Also we didn't like the front cover. We liked the sail fish and the birds of parad . . .
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A First Book of Animals by seraphine and emily sh and elsie
We like the pictures because they are beautiful and colourful and detailed. We think the front cover should be more colourful and should have more ani . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Ethan
I like the different colours you used to illustrate this book. It is realistic with the textures. I find the patterns and shapes you put your many col . . .
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A First Book of Animals by josh and matthew
I loved the way you drew the pictures. I did not like the front cover though. It was lovely how you did the beaver. . . .
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Where the World Ends by theo
Where the World Ends is a brilliant book about a group of boys who go to the warrior stac just off Hirta. The book at first seemed to be dull but I de . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Persephone
When I first picked up this book, I thought it was going to be very different to everything else I have read before. I picked up the book and looked a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Emma
The Hate U Give, is an exciting story about a girl called Starr. It is set in a small town in America called 'Garden Heights'. The book showcases the . . .
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Where the World Ends by Zac
a deep and gripping book that goes beyond expectations . . .
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Barnstaple Library
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Barnstaple, Devon
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Pilton Shadowers
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Which book do you think should will win?

After the Fire
Beyond the Bright Sea
The Hate you Give
Release
Rook
Saint Death
Wed Wabbit
Where the World Ends
 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick’s first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase award for the Best Debut Children's Novel of 2000. His books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Blue Peter Book Award, The . . .