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Group status: The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlists have caused a real buzz in the College. Everyone is sharing their views on the books and we have a great display outside the Library with our Carnegie reviews as they come in. There is no clear winner yet!

We have already started reading this year's Carnegie Shortlist and have reading clubs after College each day. We will all come together in June for afternoon tea in the Library to discuss and vote on the shortlists, and reveal the medal winners to our shadowing groups.

Our Senior Library Assistant, Mrs Bruce along with help from all!

The House with Chicken Legs by Beth
This is a really great book. The characters were relatable, but the world was also thrillingly different to our own. Following Marinka's story makes . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Bruce
'The Poet X' tells the story of a teenager going through a difficult period of her life. She is misunderstood, and feels that she is disappointing her . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Mrs Bruce
'The Land of Neverendings' is a charming, sad, yet funny story of processing painful events in life. The author brings together two very different c . . .
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Rebound by Beth
I quite liked this book as it was fun and easy to read. The poems were interesting and sounded brilliant when read aloud. However, I found it difficul . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Caitlin
This book was very enjoyable because you got to read about three different suffragettes' stories. I thought it was very clever how their stories tied . . .
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The Poet X by Beth
I really enjoyed this book. The story is really emotive and tackles important and interesting topics in beautiful verse. This book really puts you in . . .
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The Poet X by Sophie
This book gives a very interesting look at religion, tradition and fitting in. It covers a range of topics without feeling forced. The use of poetry i . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Bruce
Powerful story about Will, whose brother Shawn has been a casualty of gang war. Strong use of verse to guide the reader through the inner turmoil of W . . .
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Long Way Down by Sophie
I really loved this book. I think that it is one of the few books written in verse where you can see why. I liked the way it was structured and how ea . . .
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Long Way Down by Beth
I wasn’t sure about this book. It was cleverly written in a style I liked but I wasn’t sure about the story itself. I found the plot and characters c . . .
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Long Way Down by Caitlin
I really enjoyed this book because it was really cleverly written and shows how hard life can be for young people in gangs and they feel they need to . . .
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The Hertfordshire and Essex High School
Bishops Stortford,
Bishops Stortford College Prep School
Bishops Stortford,
The Bishop's Stortford High School
Bishop's Stortford,
Birchwood High School
Bishops Stortford
Which book has the most appealing front cover?

The Poet X
Long Way Down
The House with Chicken Legs
A Skinful of Shadowns
Bone Talk
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
The Land of Neverendings
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Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist and has written many books for adults and children. Her books for children have won awards and received rave reviews, and include future classics such as Beswitched, Magicalami . .