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Caludon Castle School
Group status: We're reading away and reviewing our favourite books. We are also eating Miss Barton out of biscuits, and drinking all the squash!
We are an enthusiastic, vibrant and passionate book group called 'The Caludon Book Busters', comprising of Yr8 and Yr11 students. We meet every Monday after school with Miss Barton our librarian to discuss the shortlisted Carnegie books, post reviews, eat biscuits and drink squash. BOOK CLUB! We really enjoy what we do and are ready and waiting when the books come out. We like meeting every Monday, and sometimes even the biscuits don't distract us! COME ON CALUDON! By the Caludon Book Busters.


The Bone Sparrow by Fjori
Born in an immigration detention centre without knowing what lies behind that fence that he's known all his life, Subhi - a refugee - meets Jimmie. Sh . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Daniel
I think that The Smell of Other People's Houses is a book that explores multiple people's views of life and how people's lives can cross paths. The ch . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sophia
At first i thought that the first 2 chapters were interesting but as i got through the chapters for me it seemed to get quite boring. To be honest the . . .
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The Journey by Sophia
This book expressed the plot of the story in a context that children could understand creating that effect of the problems happening. As you turn each . . .
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The Journey by Fjori
The story through the eyes of a refugee child talking about the journey their family went through to escape the darkness upon them. The illustrations . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Michael
i have shared it with my brother(aged 11) and he thinks the main story is amazing how the wolf keeps getting the better of the hunters. he also lov . . .
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Walsgrave C of E Primary School
Lyng Hall School
Cardinal Wiseman School
W. Midlands,
Henley Green
Which book is going to win?

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
The Lie Tree
The Ghosts of Heaven
There Will Be Lies
Fire Colour One
Five Children on the Western Front
Lies We Tell Ourselves
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


Jim Kay

Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and . .