Dearne Readers Rotherham, Group status: Had our first shadowing meeting this week. Great attendance and discussion. Waiting list for Poet X and Long Way Down.
Our team of dedicated and enthusiastic student librarians and library friends have their hands on the shortlisted books.
The shadowing team meets every two weeks over lunchtime in the school library. With a quick change to the furniture a 'special' space is created for an informal get together for students and staff.
Anyone who checks out a Carnegie short listed book is invited to become a member of the shadowing team.There's no pressure to finish books if you just can't get into the story. Fellow readers will give you an insight into any of the books and try to encourage readers to persevere. Readers are encouraged to be open about the pleasure they experience from reading, their feelings about books and reactions to books with their peers.
Our aim is to enhance young people's participation and enjoyment in reading for pleasure.
The Poet X by Mikayla I found this book quite intriguing I loved the fact Xiomara fights for what she believes in. She didn't want to deceive anyone but sometimes she had t . . . read full review
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs Ward This book provides a really good insight into suffrage and the suffragettes that I wish I had read when I was a teenager. Throughout this novel, it wa . . . read full review
The Poet X by Mrs Ward I loved this book! The Poet X was a brilliant read. It was the first time I had read a whole novel in verse, and it was a brilliant way to explore the . . . read full review
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs L A most enjoyable read and I would recommend this book to every teenage girl. The three girls from differing backgrounds and love interests bring the s . . . read full review
Rebound by Layla This is the sort of book that I couldn't put down, I finished the book within one day. I found the verse format a little annoying at first but grew to . . . read full review
A Skinful of Shadows by Mrs M This is my second attempt at reading this book I found it tricky to get into last year. After recommendations from student librarians I am pleased to . . . read full review
Long Way Down by Mrs M A good easy to read story which appears to have engaged quite a few readers in our library. Personally, I don't think the verse format worked for this . . . read full review
The Poet X by Mrs M This novel in verse explores the struggles and emotions of a teenage girl, Xiomara. Set in Harlem it touches on many themes of coming of age from fami . . . read full review
a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the
end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with
tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of
a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she . .