Lucy and Callum are too busy eating crisps to be able to tell me much about "Midwinterblood" and "Wonder". Where's everyone else? Lucy reckons there'll be no crisps left soon...
Posted on: 16 Apr 2013
So the challenge has been made. The shadowers need to write an article for the school magazine to say what they enjoy about being a Carnegie shadower. Not only am I looking forward to reading their work, but I'm loooking forward to giving out lots of edible prizes...
Posted on: 01 Apr 2013
And we're off
Looking forward to a great shadowing process this year with lots of lovely keen readers from Years 7 & 8.
Posted on: 13 Mar 2013
Our group voted last week (see barometer). Most were very excited today to find out who/which was the winner. I am delighted that it's Ness - it was far and away my favourite and a great surprise as I thought it wouldn't win because it wasn't "stand alone-enough". I am also pleased as punch that about half the group are keen to carry on after their shadowing experience as a reading group. All in all, a success.
Posted on: 23 Jun 2011
We only have 2 meetings left
No time this week as unfortunately exams have to take priority. We will meet after half term for our secret ballot and then on the day of the awards to see who agrees with the judges.
Posted on: 23 May 2011
We are all very busy here, with Carnegie reading and munching away during our meetings on whatever treat Ms. Dickens has cooked! Some of us are reading for hours on end whilst others are managing to squeeze in 10 minutes at a time.
Posted on: 20 May 2011
Feeling rather bereft...
What a shame - all my Carnegie reading is done. I now know which book gets my vote though!
Posted on: 16 May 2011
I think that shadowing the Carnegie Awards has helped me to not just read the same type of book genre but to read different ones that I might enjoy. It has also helped me to ask authors questions that could help me with my writing in the future!"
Posted on: 11 May 2011
Two meetings today - poor turn out, but we had yummy muffins... losers! End of year tests looming (eek) so books will be handy to help us chill! Keep reading everyone!
Posted on: 10 May 2011
Easter Hols arrive at long last
Last day of term...! Looking forward to a couple of weeks of relaxation and some reading.
Posted on: 14 Apr 2011
We've had our first meeting!
We met today to take another book out for the Easter hols, look at the website and our group page, design our first poll and eat a choc chip cookie.... Monday's not so painful after all!!
Posted on: 11 Apr 2011
Shortlisted books arriving by courier and waiting to be grabbed. Our first meeting is next week...
Posted on: 04 Apr 2011
We are in the process of setting up our group. Names are being put forward and the hard part will be whittling them down to a manageable group size. Looking forward to getting underway!
Posted on: 25 Mar 2011
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