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St John Fisher RC High School
Group status: One more day until the Carnegie Medal results are released! This will be celebrated as usual with cake nibbles, crisps and fizzy stuff. Our Y11s have finished their exams more or less and plan to join us!

Fisher's Shadowers 2019

Just like the song lyrics 'they're too shy, shy' to show their faces so here's a lovely shot of the Tiger who came to Tea instead. Our group is made up of a mixture of students plus library staff and our reading is fuelled by cake!


The Land of Neverendings by Emily
The Land Of Neverendings is a very quirky book about a bunch of toys and a girl. The has some very bizarre moments but it also has a realistic side to . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs Pollard
This book felt to me like it had been written to order and had to include certain elements. We have two parallel stories with characters caught up in . . .
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Long Way Down by Harry
I rate this book two and a half stars because it was an interesting book to read sometime but it made me feel like some parts were just put there to . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Pollard
This is one read I struggled to get through, I didn't like the setting or the story. Set in the Phillipines in the late 19th century we are introduced . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Pollard
Fabulous book about Slam poetry and written in poetry too, what's not to like? Xiomara struggles to live up to her mother's high expectations and when . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Conor
This was an engaging book to read, I found it was realistic within the time period of the story. . . .
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Long Way Down by Caolan
I liked how the lift journey developed at each floor by a new character coming on in his mind. but i didn't like the cliff hanger as i wanted to know . . .
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The Poet X by Caolan
I liked how the plot developed and the twist at the end was enjoyable. but i didn't like how it ended on a cliff hanger and i wanted to know what happ . . .
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Rebound by Caolan
I thought that the book was well written and even though it was easy to read, i liked the plot twists. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mrs Pollard
Another great fantasy read on a ghostly theme from Frances Hardinge!The story really got going after Makepeace gets to Grizehayes and realises what he . . .
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Bone Talk by Miss Shingler
I enjoyed this book which plunged me into a world and an environment previously unknown to me. Young Samkad discovers that the true path to manhood is . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Mrs Pollard
This read reminded me of Wed Wabbit on the 2018 shortlist. Emily and her parents are struggling with life after the loss of her severely disabled sist . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Pollard
A very cleverly written book using blank verse where even the layout of the words generates suspense. Will's brother Will's brother Shawn has been sho . . .
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The Poet X by Conor
Poet X is a unique story where it is told all through poetry. The way the author tells the story is very engaging and interesting throughout the book . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Conor
After you get past the first chapter the rest of the story is amazing. It is beatifuly weird and gripping throughout the rest of the book. I highly re . . .
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Rebound by Mrs Pollard
The accessibility of this book is great! Written in a blank verse style with some parts in comic strip it's one that even the most reluctant reader wo . . .
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Long Way Down by Grace
I found the book to be better than i expected. As I am dyslexic the book was very easy to read. The story was also very easy to understand and remembe . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs Pollard
I was aware of the character of Baba Yaga but not to the extent that Sophie Anderson has fleshed this character out to and introduced her granddaughte . . .
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Harrogate Grammar School
Harrogate Ladies' College
King James's Royal Readers
Oatlands Reading Group
What is your favourite read so far?

Thnings a bright girl can do
A skinful of shadows
The House with Chicken legs
The Land of Neverendings
Bone Talk
The Poet X
Long Way down
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Still a favourite at SJF! 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?


Kwame Alexander
we are loving Kwame in the Library, great stories that even the most reluctant reader is happy to takcle!

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his