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Y5/6 Book Club winning book 2017
The first run of our election was a tie so we followed up with another vote between the two top choices. This year our winner is… Wild Animals of the North. We are all looking forward to finding out next week who actually wins the Greenaway Medal and Carnegie Medal.
Posted on: 16 Jun 2017

Key Stage 1 book club favourite 2017
The book club children from Years 1 and 2 love A Great Big Cuddle. They have enjoyed reading and performing the rhymes and love the illustrations.
Posted on: 16 Jun 2017

Y3/4 Book Club's favourites 2017
Today the Y3/4 book club voted for their winner of the Greenaway Medal - they found it very hard to choose! Winner: A Great Big Cuddle. "Because it's aimed at very young readers who will love the rhythms of the funny poems. Small children love the big, bold, colourful pictures in the book. The illustrations also help them to understand the poems." Their runner up was Tidy. "Tidy will really appeal to young children because he looks cute and cuddly. The book also has an important message about being tidy and looking after the environment." I wonder what the Y5/6 book club and the KS1 book club will vote for?
Posted on: 12 Jun 2017

Wolf Hollow
I have just finished reading Wolf Hollow and it is a fantastic book. It is a very dramatic story with interesting characters. It just makes you want to keep on reading!
Posted on: 06 Jun 2017

Harry Potter
On this beautiful hot and sunny afternoon, the Y5/6 book club had their meeting outside, taking it in turns to read Harry Potter out loud. Most of us love the Harry Potter books, but two of our members are not fans! However we all think the illustrations in this edition are excellent!
Posted on: 25 May 2017

The Journey
The Y3/4 book club think that The Journey is an interesting book that makes you think about how hard it must be to be a refugee. We give the book 9 out of 10 for the story and 8 out of 10 for the pictures.
Posted on: 17 May 2017

The Wolves of Currumpaw
Yesterday we read The Wolves of Currumpaw which is based on a true story. We think it is a very good book. The illustrations are beautiful and unusual. They almost look like they have actually been drawn in the book and not printed.
Posted on: 12 May 2017

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
We are shadowing Greenaway and reading all the books but some of us are also reading Sputnik's Guide to Life of Earth from the Carnegie List. It is very funny and we recommend it. It's a great book!
Posted on: 20 Mar 2017

At the Carnegie/Greenaway Awards Ceremony!
On Monday we all had a wonderful time at the Awards Ceremony at the British Library. It was amazing to actually be there when the winners were announced! We were lucky enough to meet many of the shortlisted authors including the two winners, Chris Riddell and Sarah Crossan! Both their acceptance speeches were very funny and interesting. All the authors we met were very friendly - they chatted to us and signed autographs. We were also interviewed about our favourite books for the radio programme, Down the Rabbit Hole. It was really a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you so much for inviting St James Hatcham Book Club!
Posted on: 22 Jun 2016

Carnegie Shortlisted Books
Our group leader, Mrs Hever, has been reading some of the Carnegie shortlist. She said that The Rest of Us Just Live Here is very good but her favourite is Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine. These books are for older readers.
Posted on: 19 Jun 2016

Sharing the Greenaway Shortlist
Members of our book club have been visiting the Reception Class and Year 1 to read books from the shortlist. So far the younger ones have really enjoyed Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and There's a Bear on my Chair.
Posted on: 22 May 2016