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Spalding High School
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Group status: We are getting stuck in to our Carnegie books now with many of us on our third book. So far our front runner is Salt to the Sea, although interestingly the book that created the greatest inital interest was Railhead. Looking forward to our next meeting.

Carnegie Chat and Cookies Group meets every Friday at 1.20pm in the Library. We are a book hungry collection of cookie monsters relishing the 2017 Carnegie challenge.

Mrs Lees & the team

Salt to the Sea by Mrs Lane
An excellent read written from each character's background as they travel together to what they hope is safety. They all have some personal history wh . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ella
For the book Wolf Hollow, I didn't find it as interesting as many other books I have read. However, I think the reason for this was that the beginning . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Maddie
Salt to the Sea is my favourite book so far, even though I haven’t read all of them yet and this opinion might change. I am not usually a fan of his . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Maddie
The Stars at Oktober Bend was a good read but didn’t interest me to the point that I couldn’t put it down. The way it was written was divine becau . . .
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Railhead by Maddie
Railhead was the first book that I wanted to read because of its interesting cover and intriguing blurb. However upon reading the book, I found that i . . .
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Beck by Mrs Lees
This is an emotionally challenging and contentious read, the subject matter being one that will raise concerns and debate over its suitability for inc . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Ayton Smith
I didn't really like this book, nothing really happened until nearly the end when the stories came together. The author says at the end of the book th . . .
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The reading on fire story group
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Donington Cowley Primary School
Gleed Geeks
Spalding, Lincs
Which of the Carnegie books has been your favourite so far?

The Bone Sparrow
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Wolf Hollow
Sputnick's Guide to Life
Salt to the Sea
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri