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Teignmouth Community School
Teignmouth, Devon
Group status: We're reading!

Here are a few of our reading group!

This year a group of enthusiastic students from Teignmouth Community School are meeting each week in the Library to discuss the shortlisted books for the Carnegie Medal 2018. Our group includes over twenty students from Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, as well as a number of teachers and library staff. The author video clips are being shown each Thursday at lunch time in the library, and we aim to post regular reviews on the site . Eventually, students will decide on their favourite book and submit their preference for this year's winner before the awards are officially announced. We also, for the eighth year running are shadowing the Kate Greenaway Medal - some of our Year 8 students will be sharing the picture books with primary children. This is a really enjoyable opportunity for all involved.


After the Fire by Sophie
Wow! I really don't know what to say for this one. It was just incredible and a real eye opener, After the Fire was so realistic that I actually thoug . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sophie
For me, this book was very different. It really stands out and was very different to what I had expected having read the blurb. Personally, I felt tha . . .
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Rook by Sophie
This is a great short read! The book perfectly captures what people of that age are going thorough, allowing them to relate and enjoy the book on a wh . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sophie
For the first 90 pages or so, I cannot say that I was massively into this particular book. The only reason I continued to read was because it had made . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sophie
I must be honest, when I first saw this book, I thought that it was for younger children - due to its title and cover. However, after reading it, I fo . . .
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The Coyotes
DCC Readers
Dawlish, Devon
Teign Library and Resource Centre
The Carnegie Medal was criticised last year for not including any writers of colour in it's longlist and shortlist. Can you recommend any BAME authors that you have enjoyed reading recently?

Malorie Blackman
Benjamin Zephaniah
Bali Rai
Alex Wheatle
Patrice Lawrence
Jamila Gavin
Taran Matharu
Sita Brahmachari
Title: Watership Down
Author: Richard Adams
Winning Year: 1972

Mrs Masterman TCS librarian recommends Watership Down. "Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren - he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver's sixth sense was never wrong. They had to leave the warren..