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Pinewood Reading Group
Swindon, WILTS
Group status: A new year shadowing the Carnegie and Greenaway award!
We are a small group who meet every Thursday in the library. This is our seventh year of shadowing the Greenaway and Carnegie Awards.

Mrs Matthews

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Mrs Matthews
This is a subject our group were very interested in and there is a wealth of information in this book. We had quite a discussion about whether photogr . . .
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The Lost Words by Mrs Matthews
This is a sumptuous book! Every page is a delight to behold and left us in awe! We all had our favourite double page spread. Exquisite paintings and w . . .
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The Day War Came by Mya
The Day War Came is a very sad and emotional book.I like that it is dedicated to 'children who are lost and alone and to those who help them'because i . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Mya
I think Beyond The Fence is a great book as it shows two different personalities of Pig and Thomas. Although there are few words in this book, the wor . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Reading Group
We all thought this was a handsome book and the illustrations were attractive and detailed. The story is about a little boy dealing with the grief of . . .
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The Day War Came by Shelby
I think this is an important book. We discussed whether younger children should read this book and I think they should. The illustrations are very eff . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Alex
The first word that springs to mind is AMAZING! This story feels a bit like a traditional tale about a wolf who has a fabulous house inside him. Jon K . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Mrs Matthews
This is our first title shadowing the Greenaway Medal in Reading Group and what a fantastic start! We all thought this was a great book and an importa . . .
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Highworth Warneford School
Swindon,
Warneford Weeders
Swindon,
How do you choose a book?

The cover
The blurb
The first paragraph
The thickness of the book
The font
The illustrations
Personal recommendation from a friend
All of these!
 
Title: Shackleton's Journey
Illustrator: William Grill
Winning Year: 2015

In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Ernest Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in the deadly