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Dearne Readers
Group status: We are moving to a new library in the next few weeks all packed up and ready to go. Will celebrate Carnegie Shadowing in our new space at the end of June.

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.

P McDougall

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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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Mexborough Chatterbooks
South Yorkshire,
Witty Wath Reviewers
Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham
Which book cover appeals and interests you the most?

The Poet X
A Skinful of Shadows
Bone Talk
The House with Chicken Legs
Long Way Down
Things A Bright Girl Can Do
The Land of Never Endings
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, 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

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 . .