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Sir Roger Manwoods School
Group status: We are a mixed age-group of students and are enjoying starting to read the short-listed books!

Here we are sitting on the Library stairs reading. No one gets past without a book!

Mrs Turrell

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Martha
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth is a very funny and witty novel. It has a great story line and the plot is fantastic, in fact the whole concept of th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by E-rice
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a clever book with an interesting plot. Follow Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank as four very different lives become en . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Kirsty
The Bone Sparrow is a very beautiful story, in addition very well written. This story is about a child refugee that meets a young girl living a normal . . .
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Christ Church Critics
Ramsgate, Kent
Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
Ripplevale Readers
Deal, Kent
What are your favourite type of books?

True stories
Love stories
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


Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English tea . .