Group status: We're on holiday and busy reading and writing reviews before returning for some more discussions next week.
We've got 32 pupils and 2 English teachers shadowing the Carnegie shortlist this year, led by 3 librarians. Organised into 6 little discussion groups we read, swap, hold weekly discussions and judge the shortlisted books. We love Carnegie Medal shadowing and look forward to it every year.
This year we've also got 6 pupils shadowing the Greenaway shortlist for the first time.
Beyond the Bright Sea by Natasha I have recently finished reading the book "Beyond the Bright Sea". I absolutely loved following Crow's story on her mission to find who she really is . . . read full review
Rook by Miss Hawker A great, quick read. This book's target audience is reluctant readers but there was more than enough in it to keep me hooked all the way through. De . . . read full review
Wed Wabbit by Miss Hawker I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was a lovely tale with engaging characters and I eagerly followed them through the story to find . . . read full review
Release by Mrs Heys I enjoyed this book. It gave a good insight into the difficulties of Adam's teenage life and the importance of friendship. The two different stories i . . . read full review
Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Heys It took me a little while to get into this book, but then I was hooked. I thought it was a lovely story and was a good reminder, especially in today's . . . read full review
Which book are you most excited to see on the Carnegie shortlist this year?
Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Winning Year: 2017
It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori
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 . . .