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West Buckland School
Barnstaple, Devon
Group status: We are just beginning. Our shadowing launch is on 26th March

Our lovely Michael Morpurgo Library

This is our seventh year of shadowing,and all of Year 9 and their teachers are madly reading as many of the books on the excellent shortlist as possible. We are also really looking forward attending the Devon Schools Library Service Carnegie presentation at Bideford College in June. This year we are also shadowing The Greenaway with Year 4 Prep School pupils.


The Lost Words by Kate, Elinor
The gold was good in the background, but we think the pictures are not coloured enough. . . .
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The Lost Words by Arabella, Amelia, Helena, Sophorah
We liked the illustrations and the gold-leaf. This was the best book of words for children in the whole wide world. we like the way you made a diction . . .
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The Lost Words by Casey, Jessica, Rebecca
It was very interesting, they were good illustrations. It was a very realistic and fun book. . . .
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The Lost Words by Kira, Ella, Harry
We loved the book, it inspired us to read and we loved the illustrations. We give the book a 10/10 . . .
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The Lost Words by Jamie, Archie,Aidan
We think it is good and inspiring for younger children, but it is a bit long, the poems are very cool. . . .
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The Lost Words by Rupert
I like the way your words blended in with the pictures. And the colours shine on the page. . . .
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The Lost Words by t.j
it was good we give it a 4/10 we liked the poetry. . . .
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The Day War Came by Lincoln
The story was really sad. . . .
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The Day War Came by Kira
I like the day war came as everyone can find sympathy. I found it so moving . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Elinor,Helena,Suzanna,Sephorah
We like the patterns. We like how she has hidden the pictures in the smallest patterns. They are so detailed. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Eric, Aiden, Freddie and Bradley
We like that the illustrator has chosen certain colours . We also liked the repetition. We liked the complex patterns. We found some of the illustra . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Ella Bella Maude Amelia
We think this book has loads of detail .We love the lightning page because the words are scattered through the lightning which is very effective. We t . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Jamie, Rupert, Archie and Harry
The patterns are very good but they don't really fit in with the writing . the animals could do with some pupils. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Toby
It had a lot of detail in the book.And it was colourful and intresting with lots of patterns.I gave it 10/10. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Mr Review
The pictures were very detailed,loads of dots and it looked very Arabic we give it a 4/10. ANIMALS CAN'T TALK FISH DONT LOOK LIKE THAT This has been . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Rebecca and Keeva
we thought it was ok,but it could do with less colour and less detail because it is way too packed. The writing wastoo short and the pictures to all . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Dexter
I liked that there were patterns in every corner. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Katie and Casey
The book was very detailed and interesting. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Tom and Aidan
We really liked the insects. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Kira
I liked the patterns. . . .
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Long Way Down by polina
The words described it as powerful and emotional because it involves death and drama. It is one of my favourite books because of how the author descri . . .
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Long Way Down by polina
The words described it as powerful and emotional because it involves death and drama. It is one of my favourite books because of how the author descri . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jeet
I loved the subtle magic . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs W
I loved this book, strong well drawn characters an excellent storyline and because the story is written as a poem it flows really well. . . .
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Which book do you think should win?

The Poet X
Rebound
The House With Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
A Skinful of Shadows
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Long Way Down
The Land of Neverendings
 
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.