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Wymondham High Academy
Wymondham, Norfolk

Reader's choice
In this weeks carnegie meeting, we discussed which book is our favourite and had a vote for reader's choice. Will the one that we chose win? Or will our least favourite books get the most recognition?
Posted on: 06 Jun 2019

Kate Greenaway
In this weeks meeting we had a look at the Kate Greenaway books and had an in school vote on which one would win. Will we guess right?
Posted on: 09 May 2019

Is free verse lazy?
In today's meeting, we discussed the free verse books that have appeared on this years shortlist. This brought up a discussion on the differences in free verse novels and poetry. We thought of many reasons the authors may have chosen to write their books in free verse, like whether it is to stand out or if it is just pure laziness. The book Long Way Down (which appears on this years short list) has been described in our group as a really good book and could be extended into a full novel. Also, we have been discussing the ages of protagonists and if it effects how much you enjoy the book. Some of us said that if the protagonist is much younger than them they will not enjoy the book as much whereas others said they don't mind. We discussed the books we have read and then our meeting came to a close.
Posted on: 27 Mar 2019

Intro to Carnegie shadowing 2019!
Today was our first meeting back together to discuss the new short list. We had a look at all the books (some more familiar and some completely new) and had a discussion about the similarities in some and predictions of what would make it from the long list and onto the short list. Very excited to continue our sessions in the library and even more excited to read all of the books!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2019

Our Shortlist
In this week's meeting, we all said the name of our favourite books to make our own school shortlist. We also discussed a bit more about the carnegie shortlist books as some of us had finished another. Also, we had some debate as there were some books that a few liked and disliked.
Posted on: 20 May 2018

Book debate
In this weeks shadowing meeting we had a debate about the books and which ones where our favourites. At the moment the group thinks that 'After The Fire' is the best book in the shortlist, but will it win?
Posted on: 19 Apr 2018

Video Stars
So we've had a go at videoing some reviews. Trying to keep a straight face was a bit of a challenge but the first few reviews will be loaded soon!
Posted on: 14 May 2015

Awesome Apples
More than this still challenging us to think about that ending... But is a new favourite going to catch it?
Posted on: 07 May 2015

Picture it
Lots of debate today - should Tinder be in both awards? Illustrations don't make a book childish that much we agree on!
Posted on: 16 Apr 2015

Mr Dog Bites!
A couple of the Shadowers have been surprised by the use of bad language in this book - should it have been included? Should shortlist books come with an age rating? There are challenging references in Buffalo Soldier as well - What do you think?
Posted on: 26 Mar 2015

Judge A Book By It's Cover?
Looking only at the covers, we each picked which book we think will win the Carnegie Medal. We put our guesses into a sealed envelope to be opened on 22nd June. Anyone who picked the winner will get a small prize but will the books meet our expectations?
Posted on: 26 Mar 2015