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Exeter School
Exeter, Devon
Group status: Reading, reading, reading

Some of last year's Carnegie shadowing group ... new photo coming soon!

We have 35 pupils keen to be involved in this year's shadowing group. We met once before the Easter holidays to have a look at all the books on the shortlist and choose our favourite covers, blurbs and openings. We've all had the chance to borrow at least one of the books for the holidays and are looking forward to starting discussions after Easter.

Coming soon ...

The Land of Neverendings by Benjamin
The Land of Neverendings is a compelling and magical novel that will have you hanging on to every word. Though the book itself is funny and good for c . . .
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Bone Talk by Benjamin
Bone Talk is an amazing book that takes place in the Philippines before and during the American Conquest. What I like about this book is that it gives . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Elizabeth
This book has a thought provoking plot- your toys have two selves, the one you see and another that lives in a happy, silly world of magic. When a toy . . .
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Long Way Down by Isabelle
This book is about a boy whose brother has been shot. So he will follow the rules: if someone you love gets killed find the person who killed . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tilly
This book is a dark, mysterious, gothic read that is set in the English civil war. This book incorporates historic facts with dramatic and subtle fict . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Isabelle
When Marinka dreams of a normal life away from her walking house she makes friends with a dead girl called Nina. However, later she realizes Nina's so . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Megan
Things a Bright Girl Can Do is a book I would recommend all to read it. The book follows the storyline of 3 young girls during first the suffrage move . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Peter
The House with Chicken Legs is a heartwarming story about a girl called Miranka. She lives with Baba Yaga, helping to guide the dead on their journey . . .
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Long Way Down by Peter
Long Way Down is a powerful book about a boy whose brother has died. After his brother dies he follows the rules - he doesn't snitch, he doesn't cry a . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Tilly
I thought this book was inspiring, hopeful but full of the struggles of the First World War. 'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' follows the lives of three . . .
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Rebound by Peter
This compelling book tells the story of Charlie Bell, a child going through a hard time after the death of his father. After getting in trouble with h . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Isabelle
This exciting, magical book takes you and your toys to a world called Smockeroon… The story starts with a girl called Emily whose sister has recently . . .
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The InSpired
St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Exmouth, Devon
THS
Torquay Academy Carnegie Group
Which of the shortlisted titles do you most want to read?

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: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori
 

 
 

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut n . .

 

 

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