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And the winner is...
On Monday we got to go meet up with Glenthorne. Lucky them! We went to Sutton library and discussed all the Carnegie books, Miss young made friends with the library man and we announced the winner. SPOILER ALERT!!! Salt to the Sea. We then went to Water Stones in Sutton and looked at all the AMAZING books! We then headed back to school on the minibus an then went home! It was one of the best book clubs ever and we enjoyed spending it with Glenthorne! The End
Posted on: 22 Jun 2017

Week 5
We started off eating some food and talking really loudly. There were a few sneaky people who nabbed some things to eat though. We also have a new photographer one of our own member. There was a big debate on the top three Carnegie books. We couldn't really decide. It took up practically the whole of lunch time. It was alright though. There is always next week!
Posted on: 04 May 2017

Week 4
Everything is starting to become very exciting for everyone. We are all speaking about our books that everyone has been reading so far... Our club has been a fantastic one yet. we are about to do a poster of what makes a true book to read. How exciting!!! We've come up with a lot of suggestions for what to put on our posters. I really don't know how long those felt tip pens are going to last. It looks a bit as if someone has spilt a bottle of rainbow onto the page! Oh, well. We're having a lot of fun! And don't forget the now absent biscuits...
Posted on: 27 Apr 2017

Week 3
Back from the Easter holidays . WOW it went fast. We have read a book each and all enjoyed reading them. Today we also got an extra snack pringels (our favourite) .Everyone read lots of different books and are telling us about them. We are so annoyed by the book called stars at the October bend because it does not have any capital letters in it so our question is why are there no capital letters in it?
Posted on: 20 Apr 2017

Week 2
Second week ! We are talking about our favourite books we are excited to know about them. At the moment the books we have read are Wolf hollow, Bone sparrow and Beck. Also we have thought of the theme of this year's booklist it is ....... travel! We are all taking a book or two over the Easter holidays so we all will be ready to discuss even more. Even on holidays we will read. We cant wait let the reading begin!
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017

Carnegie 2017!
Carnegie Book Club starts again! The shortlist has been announced so we must start reading. This years group is made up of Year 7,8 and 9 students. we have used the resources from the shadowing page to find out about each book. We have decided that parental permission must be got to read Beck.
Posted on: 30 Mar 2017

Week 9 And the winner is...
We had a "and the winner is!" celebration in Waterstones Book Store Sutton. We looked around the shop at all the different types of fiction and non fiction and then went upstairs to the coffee shop to reveal the winner. We all spoke about each book we had read in the shortlist and noticed some of the other customers were listening :) Mrs Young announced the winner was "One" which we all thought would be the winner, our group favourite was "Five Children on the Western Front" closely followed by "One" so we were happy with the result.
Posted on: 23 Jun 2016

Week 8-final countdown
It's the final countdown for the winning book. We are all excited and nervous. We have all voted and our winner is FIVE CHILDREN ON THE WESTERN FRONT followed by ONE. We think that the link to all the books are "moving on" There is atleast one character in each novel that has troubles and learns how to deal with them and move on. We are looking forward to the "And the Winner is....." Party which we have been invited to have in our local bookshop Waterstones.
Posted on: 16 Jun 2016

Week 7
Today was exciting - Mrs Young was not around so we carried out our usual activates with Miss Ishola who was made to read 'One' which is part of shortlist books but she was really impressed with our work . The up coming Carnegie book club 2016 awards got all of us really excited . I think we are all going to attend its going to be fun.
Posted on: 09 Jun 2016

Week 6 Lights camera Vlog!
Luckily Mrs Young had spare biscuits hidden away as All the Carnegie Book Club members attended today!! The meet was "Vlogged" by one of our members and included a tour of the School LRC and what some readers thought of the Carnegie 2016 Books. A rather noisy and opinionated meeting today, One is still most peoples favourite with Fire Colour One being the most disliked :( Looking forward to next week. Lol!!😀😀
Posted on: 19 May 2016

Week 5: Losing the plot and the return of; THE BISCUITS!!
It's the fifth week of our book club and having finished our scrumptious snacks, we have finally managed to come to a decision - after a much heated debate among two of our year tens - that, 'One' is still our most popular novel. Even though, Patrick Ness' 'The Rest of Us Just Live' here is a close second, described as being ' an excellent,accurate and thorough read' by one of our extremely persuasive Year 10's *wink wink nudge nudge*.
Posted on: 12 May 2016

Week 4
The excitement is rising we are thinking how to change reading in our school for example getting audio books and way to label books for the dyslexic . we discussed different books and our favourite books and we got a new member today.
Posted on: 05 May 2016

week 3
the excitement is building up and more up. everyone is having fun and deciding what we should do for next year. magazine ideas are building up and reading and deciding what to do for the future. we will keep you in touch with everything we say!!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy reading, live with reading, sleep with reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READING IS HEALTHY FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: 28 Apr 2016

Week 2
The excitement is building up. The display board has been created (there may have been a few fights about who is in control of the staple gun!) and more and more books are being borrowed from the LRC. We are thinking about a magazine for the shadowing group and everyone can't wait to get their hands on some more lovely booooooooooks! :)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2016

Book Wars
Every book that has been shortlisted may have the potential to win but that does not mean we all think every single one of them are great. Right at this very moment there are three amazing (this opinion can be discussed) books that seem to be the topic of every conversation: 1. My Name is Mina-is it really a literary masterpiece, portraying a brand new writing style that mimics the workings of the human mind, or just ramblings? 2. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece- does it make you think about important aspects of life like death, family and racism or is it a book filled with unrealistic characters? 3. Trash- do the first few pages capture you, ensnare you in the epic tale of three boys who are smart, witty and working for their own living at the tender age of fourteen or is it far too slow, unrealistic or even too far away for us to sympathise with? Despite these ongoing differences, the Carnegie book award has given us, those who love to immerse ourselves in Alternate Worlds, a chance to gather to discuss, disagree and laugh over many books whilst we snack and socialise freely. There are some excellent books on the list and we're all extremely glad we've had the chance to read them.
Posted on: 24 May 2012