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Marshalls Park Academy
Romford, Essex
Group status: We meet on a Tuesday after school and after we've devoured the Party Rings and Jaffa Cakes (usually 30 seconds) we get down to the real business of talking about the books on this years list

Our shadowing group this year(2017) is made up of a group of pupils from yrs 9 and 10 who choose to do this as an extra curricular afterschool activity. So, you can appreciate they are really keen readers and we are already having some lively debates about the books we have read so far. The group is lead by myself (School Librarian)The entire group would love to attend the awards ceremony, but failing this we always hold our own awards ceremony. We very rarely agree with the Judges choice!

The Bone Sparrow by Joanna
Provides a voice to a very undervalued topic, that we all seem to brush under the rug. This book was very well written and gave generous amounts of fo . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Adam
Parents need to know that Salt to the Sea is award-winning author Ruta Sepetys' (Out of the Easy) stirring historical novel set during World War II ab . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Rachel
I enjoyed this book very much. I enjoyed this book because it is written from two different peoples point of view. I also enjoyed it because it doesn' . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jess
This book gave me a very sad feeling in my tummy. The twist at the end almost made me cry. I never really enjoy sad books and one of the tricks I use . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Belle
I think that the idea of the book is fun and interesting, but the different points of view changes a lot and makes the book confusing. . . .
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St. Edward's Comprehensive School
Paula Radcliffe
Crowlands Class 17
What is your favourite book?

The smell of other peoples houses
The bone sparrow
The stars at oktober bend
Salt on the sea
Title: Dictionary of Chivalry
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Winning Year: 1968

This is a reference work that details the life and thoughts of Knights: their education and training; the stories they heard and read; the captains they followed and the men they led; but most importantly the complex chivalrous code they were sworn to.


Jim Kay