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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

A Skinful of Shadows by David
A skinfull of shadows is an amazingly crafted book. The plot is original, engaging and exciting and the characters are extremely well developed. Altho . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sophie
I really like this book, because it says a lot about what it was like for the suffragettes and that they all came from different backgrounds and campa . . .
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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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Stanborough School
Greig-arious Readers
St Margaret's School Bushey
Edmonton County School
Title: The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Author: Penelope Lively
Winning Year: 1973

James is fed up. His family have moved to a new cottage - with grounds that are great for excavations, and trees that are perfect for climbing - and stuff is happening. Stuff that is normally the kind of thing he does. And he's getting blamed for it. But


Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend ha . .