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Dame Alice Owen's School Library
Potters Bar,
Group status: Our 2019 Carnegie Shadowing Group is part of the Book Club which meets on Friday mornings at Break in the Fiction Library. Break is not very long so Book Club members are allowed to eat in the library during break while discussing books.
A very enthusiastic group of readers from Years 7 to 11. We meet on Fridays, in the library, at break to talk about what we have read. Some of the older shadowers are doing it for the third or fourth year running. Last year we had a lot of really excellent and thoughtful reviews on our site , with a fantastic selection of books this year let's make 2019 a really good year for reviews.

Mrs Compton, Librarian

Long Way Down by Jess
This is a very powerful book that is a shocking insight into the hopelessness and despair of gun violence and gang activity. Long Way Down tells the s . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Jess
This is a brilliant historical novel. With a good balance of historical fact and fictional plot, it is full of strong female characters who will inspi . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Katia
The House with Chicken Legs is a really good book. It was really exciting and a real page turner. I almost cried when it finished because I was so sad . . .
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Verulam Readers
Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
The John Warner School
Hoddesdon, Herts
Title: The Sleeper and the Spindle
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Winning Year: 2016

On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the slee


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 . .