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Great Glen, Leicestershire

Another Year, Another List
Only a few more days till we know which 8 books have made it to the 2018 Short List. Our group have started reading the books from the Long List and already have firm favourites. Adam is so far the most prolific reader. Can he keep it up?
Posted on: 12 Mar 2018

LGS Short List 2017
We have to wait till this evening to see the actual short list. But these are books that we want to see on that list...... Railhead The Smell of Other People's Houses The Bone Sparrow The Stars at Oktober Bend
Posted on: 16 Mar 2017

Third Year of Shadowing at Leicester Grammar School
In a couple of weeks we will know the 2017 Carnegie Longlist, and Mrs Midgley will be making sure we have copies of all the titles in the library. Our group has been meeting through the year, sitting to read on Thursday lunchtimes on the library balcony. From Thursday 23rd February we will be meeting to chat about the longlist, then the shortlist, and ultimately, choose OUR WINNER. We are hoping for another season of shadowing, with oodles of amazing new stories to read and enjoy. If you are in years 8-10, or already a member of the group, we would love it if you come and join us!
Posted on: 06 Feb 2017

New Year New List
2016 has arrived, and at the end of January, we only have another few weeks to wait for the 2016 Long List - promised on TUESDAY SIXTEENTH FEBRUARY. The list of nominations looks to have some interesting titles - some familiar authors and some new names. Some of them are already in stock in the Library at LGS. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday 9th February in C2 (Come up the spiral staircase from the library). Then after half term, we can start reading. Find out more from Mrs Kendall in English or Mrs Midgley in the library. You can sign up for our 2016 Shadowers in the library. You can join the group if you are in year 8,9 or 10.
Posted on: 29 Jan 2016

September Reading
We're back at school after the long summer holidays, and about as far away from the Carnegie short and long lists as we can be. There are five whole months before there is a new long list to read. And it has been 3 months since we heard that the winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2015 was Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman. I was very happy with the winner. It was an exciting story, which was well written, and I had read it. Meanwhile, there's loads of new interesting stories hitting the library shelves. Why not try Lottery Boy or Gypsy Girl. I've heard it said they should get together. Or catch up with Percy Jackson or the Rock War crew in a brand new adventure. Whatever you do, don't turn the telly on, but pick up a book. (Mrs Midgley)
Posted on: 23 Sep 2015

Mrs Midgley has read 6 of 8
So far I have read 6 books from the Short list, with only More Than This and When Mr Dog Bites to go. Which should I try next? It is hard for me to choose between The Middle of Nowhere and Apple and Rain as my favourites. But I think Cuckoo Song has the best chance to win (of those I have read so far). And my least favourite is Tinder - which may also win - but it certainly wouldn't be my choice.
Posted on: 30 Apr 2015

When Mr Dog Bites
Review: 7.5/10 Cleverly written with an unexpected plot twist at the end, it makes you sympathize with the main character, Dylan Mint, who has Tourettes. Too much swearing for my taste, though.
Posted on: 21 Apr 2015

Apple and Rain - Another Awesome Story
This is my seventh book from the Long List, which have all been great books. It was a sit up and read all night type of book. It's a story about 13 year old Apple reunited with her mum after many years of living with Nana. I guessed what Apple's main problems would be, and I guessed completely wrong! This is a story about family and responsibility and poetry, with a little romance mixed in. Should it go on the short list? Well of course it should. (Mrs Midge)
Posted on: 11 Mar 2015

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Posted on: 10 Mar 2015

Monkey And Me
I am nearly at the end of monkey and me and although I have enjoyed the book, it really isn't my type of book. I prefer a more realistic kind of book but if you love animals then I would suggest you read it.
Posted on: 10 Mar 2015

Posted on: 10 Mar 2015

'My Brothers Shadow'
I liked this a lot. It’s a well-written and moving book looking at pain and recovery of Kaia. I though it takes a long time to get into it, evntually it explodes with life and starts to come to terms with her brother’s death.The adult characters are well written about with Kaia's mum, in a mind of her own about her troubles and the teacher Mr Wills seems very realistic as a caring teacher.Overall this is an excellent read and I'd be interested in reading more books written by Tom Avery!
Posted on: 10 Mar 2015

Two books in....
So far I have read Picture Me Gone and The Company of Ghosts and have thoroughly enjoyed both. I found the 'real life' set up in The Company of Ghosts somewhat unconvincing - more than SPOLIER ALERT the supernatural elements of the book!
Posted on: 03 Mar 2015

With the books having arrived, the readers reading, everything is in full swing. The books are enjoyable and reviews are being written!!
Posted on: 03 Mar 2015

New Carnegie Shadowing Group at LGS!
We've got the longlist, the books have been ordered and over twenty members have joined our new shadowing group... This is no time to have half-term!!!
Posted on: 13 Feb 2015