Shadowing home | Group Leaders Login to edit your group home page    

Huish Episcopi Academy
Langport, Somerset

Easter Fun!
Good luck reading your first choice book over the Easter holidays - can't wait to read all your reviews. Prize for Tommy for being the first to post a review!
Posted on: 25 Mar 2015



@#/$**** Explicit language warning
Really enjoyed When Mr Dog Bites: unusual and funny but lots of swearing! Ms Skittrell
Posted on: 22 Mar 2015



Carnegie 2015 has started!
Who will be the first to read all the books?
Posted on: 22 Mar 2015



A Monster Calls
An unpredictable tale about a boy with a problem and the yew tree comes walking. The dark storyline has a very Tim Burton (one of the best directors ever) sort of feel with no real action but an amazing storyline. I read it for three hours a day at least. The yew tree is an amazing character with an unpredictable attitude he can go from mellow to destructive to sad in two seconds. Great book Stars:*****
Posted on: 22 May 2012



most appealing book cover
Our group took a poll to see which book has the most appealing cover here are our results: Between Shades of Gray: 1 Midnight Zoo: 1 Trash: 2 A Monster Calls: 4 So the results suggest that A Monster Calls has the best title page.
Posted on: 08 May 2012



The Best Cover
I think the midnight zoo's book cover is the best because of the silhouette of the wolf and people associate a wolf with coolness
Posted on: 08 May 2012



Most Popular Artcover
In Carnegie Club, we had a vote to see which of our books looked the most appealing and intresting to read. A Monster Calls was the most popular book voted by all of us.
Posted on: 08 May 2012



A Monster Calls
A gripping tale that tells the story of a boy whose mother is seriously ill but when she gets worse a monster calls for the truth!
Posted on: 08 May 2012



Trash
i didnt really like trash because i didnt: A)understand it B)think it wasnt going anywhere
Posted on: 01 May 2012



New Blog
I want to know what you think of the book you're reading from the Carnegie shortlist. I've just read Small Change for Stuart, which is about a boy who embarks on a quest to find his Uncle's workshop. It's full of hopeless adults and resourceful children. Something about it reminded me of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' although it is a lot less gloomy! Feel free to post comments about books you like and books you don't. What sort of books do you like reading? Where is the best place to read a book? What is your favourite book of all time? Miss Skittrell
Posted on: 29 Apr 2012



New Personal Website!
Hollaaa senoritas! (Sorry, I've just started learning Spanish now :D) The new website is up and running! Please register as a member on www.carnegiegirls.webs.com ! Hope you guys like! M xx
Posted on: 09 Sep 2011



Hola-ness!
Hiya, how is everyone? The holidays have been quite fun so far! Me and ma Petit soeur have been visiting the library a bit. I'm currently reading Percy Jackson and the lightening thief, which is quite good so far! I also introduced ma Petit soeur to The London eye mystery and Life on the refrigerator door, which she enjoyed! However, not I'm not so sure on what to recommend to her. I'm thinking on starting her on the Medusa project and Sophie McKenzie's books, which I think she'll enjoy. I still can't help but think that she might not enjoy them as much as she would if she read them in a few years time! So I'll postpone that recommendation for now! Her favourite author is Chris Higgins, at the moment, so does anyone know any authors which have a similar writing style or do you know any Chris Higgins books she might enjoy. She's already devoured all mine! (though in fairness I only have 1 of her books and half of one from World book day!) But PLEASE if you do know of any good tween books please leave your ideas here! Mucho Gracais! Miakat :-) Ps I brought myself a copy of the Hunger Games which was on offer in WH Smiths because I've heard its so good. Anyone who wants to borrow it is welcome!!
Posted on: 12 Aug 2011



Miakat and Megness do an awesome blog together!
We are currently raving to Jason Derulo, because we're COOL. Anyway, Miakat is singing which is very worrying! Haahahaaaa :) As for books, keep on reading we say! Miakat is reading Parry Hotter and the Deathly Hallows, ;) and Megness is reading Zelah Green which is about a person with OCD. It's pretty cool. We have awesome toenails as we're here having them done! As is Lucy! Mia has gone for turquoise and me purple... We are so random. Ok :) Sorry, sometimes we go a bit mad... RAVE. And read. Rave and read. Yeaaaah. Byebye! Before we go too hyper! Miakat and Megness x
Posted on: 28 Jul 2011



Holidays
Hello everyone, hope you guys have fabitty-fab holidays! Just remember, if you're aimlessly searching the web go on our website and blog! Bye Bye! Miakat :-)
Posted on: 21 Jul 2011



Last Week Of School, yessmaaate ;)
Sorry about the use of chav language Miakat! Hehe I was just wondering if you all had a meeting on Thursday while Mouse and I were in France? :) And also - after many weeks of hard work... (joking, this last term I've just given up) it is finally the last week! No longer will I be patted on the head and reffered to as "cute" by older students - result! ;) Hahahaa I'm only kidding :) Make sure you still post through the summer and update on good reads. Therfore I must take this opportunity to thank Miss Harper and Mr Ayre for not tearing their hair out during all of our Thursdays! ;) I personally have had a great year, although it's kind of fizzled out I've really enjoyed it... and who knows, we might even have some new members! So we'll miss you both and thankyou so much! But it will be nice to see what Miss Skitrell can bring to the group xx Much Love, M x
Posted on: 15 Jul 2011



Videos about the books
Look at this link: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2011awards/media_carnegie_judges.php
Posted on: 03 Jul 2011



I can't believe myself!!!!!
I have spent half an hour posting about random things before discovering that the winner for the Carnegie award has been announced!! The winner is. . . . Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness! I am so pleased, this book is truly superb! And the other 2 books before it got nominated so I think it is about time that this book did win! I am just upset I didn't read all of the books before the winner was announced, but I'll keep reading them anyway! I think any book short-listed is a worthy winner in some kind of way! But I have said before about the Monsters of Men, and that is that it is really meaningful and incredible. I was reading Northern lights after it (voted most popular Carnegie winner ever) and that didn't top it! Honestly, you have to read this book! It is the best book EVER WRITTEN!! Oh, and I cried at the end, so sad, so sad!! :-( Miakat :-)
Posted on: 03 Jul 2011



Old posts
I was having (another) nosy through our old blogs and I came across the ones me and Phoebe wrote when we found out that Sophie McKenzie was coming to the school. I think now is an appropriate time to relive the moment (these posts are cut down slightly!) Phoebes mature approach: Sophie McKenzie is coming to Huish!! Yes, really! She's coming on Monday 4th October at 10am and she's signing books! I'm going to have to buy all her books now so she can sign them! It's brilliant as she's a totally amazing author and her books are incredible (the best I've ever read!)! I think she's going to be promoting her new book 'Blood Ransom' (the sequel to 'Blood Ties') so if you haven't read it yet (shame on you), read it before then!The excitement is too great! Hehehe... Thankyou so much Mrs Baker for organising the event and a big sorry to Miss Harris who will not be here to meet her! I'm looking forwards to it!! Thanks again, Phoebe :) :) ps Oh and Amelia, I bagsy telling Corinne!!! Hehehe... Here's my less mature approach! Oh my Daze!! Sophie McKenzie is actually coming to our school!! OUR SCHOOL!! I can't contain my excitement!!!! And is going to be giving lessons to some English classes! (Let it be ours, please!) And to remind any dopey people she is offically the best author in the world, in fact universe!!!!!! WOW! WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! I have decided to ask for ALL of her books for my birthday now!!!!!! And she will be signing copies! Look out Huish, Me Corinne and Phoebe are there!! At this current moment I am drowning in WOWness! WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!
Posted on: 03 Jul 2011



To those people who have forgotten the password
By the way if you have forgotten the password then you can still vote on the poll's so please do so!! You can also post reviews too! If you do know the log-on details, then get on here and start blogging!!!!! Best wishes! Miakat :-)
Posted on: 03 Jul 2011



Yo Megness- 2!
I have read Double Cross too, it is like- WOW!! Talking of WOW books I have just finished the Patrick Ness book (400 pages in one day- oh yes!) and it is incredible- to say the least. If you want to read more on my praise for it, read my review. (it should be coming through soon along with Pepper Roux and White Crow!) Anyway, I can try and organise something for the last Carnegie meeting. Please vote on the poll for the best idea! Thanks! Miakat :-) P.S Well done for that person who said that they hated the red squiggly lines! Good thing too, otherwise I would have ordered a full review on why not!
Posted on: 30 Jun 2011



Hehehe Miakat :)
Heyaaa :) Another update from me! I have just finished reading Double-Cross, the most recent in Sophie's Medusa Project Books! ( I don't need to say her last name anymore since we're, like, best buds!) Haha, aaaanyway I really enjoyed reading it, as I always do. It kept me reading and it's interesting if you've been with the characters right from the start. On THE ONLY negative side, I thought it didn't quite get going fast enough, there were bits were I did wonder how she could make it exciting now, but overall a great book! Thankyou Phoebe  x So, Carnegie should be on as normal I expect? The week after me and Lucy are in Normandy... maybe Miakat could organise something to do on the last week? X Meg X
Posted on: 30 Jun 2011



Yo Megness!
Thank you for writing, I don't feel so lonely now!!! I am now reading Patrick Ness' Monsters of Men which is good, but quite long! Wish me luck! Miakat :-)
Posted on: 29 Jun 2011



Meg's Lil Funky Update ;)
Helloooo beautiful girlies! ;) Hahaha, I haven't deserted you Amelia! I'm back to blogging! Although it would be cool if some of the others joined in, hint, hint :) Anyway so I just wanted to talk about a few things.. firstly some of the author visits recently! It's been lovely to have them visit, I happened to meet both of them. I had a workshop with old Barb which wasn't overly interesting (SORRY! I'm being honest here!!!) but still she seemed nice enough though a tad boring. Still don't know what I think of camel statues coming to life mixed with football though... Ok so for Andy Briggs I can throw my hands up in the air - I went so I could miss Maths. Typical skiver, me ;) However I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting and enjoyable his presentation was! He certainly kept me entertained and I'm even considering buying his modern take on Tarzan (because I fell in love with the Disney film when I was about 5 but still) and I liked his survival test that meant everyone could interact. And, ahem, Cathy Hopkins. Who I am NOT going to see. Because any one can write the fluffy teenage reality anxiety stuff that earns itself the name inflatable bras. Niiiiiice. Sorry, I apologise for myself. And the other thing was I am currently reading Knife Edge (second in the noughts and crosses series) which is of course amazing. It's so depressing and helpless! But still amazing, I'm in love with Malorie Blackman's writing. She makes the characters close to your heart and then you dont know who to like and who not to like! Will defo be buying Checkmate from Amazon asap (because I'm a cheapskate like that) ;) Finally - sorry I got a bit carried away here - I want to thank everyone that came and supported Lucy, Grace and I at Barrington Court last Thursday. We all had an amazing experience! So THANKYOUUU! Meg x Ps: No Carnegie two weeks running! But we get a day off, so it's all good :)
Posted on: 24 Jun 2011



Who's having a snooze?
Who's having a snooze, because you need to wake up as I am getting lonely here! And I don't like feeling lonely!! :-( but I will be :-) if someone makes contact (Aloha!!)!
Posted on: 18 Jun 2011



Old Posts
I was having a nosy at some of our old posts, and one thing that we were starting to do was invite people to become guest bloggers. I thought that this was a great idea, but I think only Meg Russon and my little sister actually only became guest bloggers so I think we should expand on the idea. If you know someone who is interested in books but doesn't come to the Carnegie club, invite them to do a "guest blog" and review a book they've just read. Rest assured, it is great fun, so we should start doing it all over again! Miakat :-)
Posted on: 28 May 2011



Authors coming to the school!
Hi, if anyone has read any of the books that any of the authors have written then please either write a review or post a comment about it. I am making posters to put in the Thank you booklets, so as much help as possible is appreciated! Thank you!! (Oh and hi to "the seniors" who scribbled all over the brainstorm sheet and started drawing pictures of trees! What can I say?!) Miakat :-)
Posted on: 27 May 2011



Me being nosy (no surprises there!)
I love being nosy so I spied on the nearby groups blogs. Most of them are sleeping, but some are actually awake! We aren't the only ones!!!!! But anyway I saw a few pages that were alive, but on one of them the only thing I could gather from it was they liked chocolate sponge! ???????? Miakat!
Posted on: 27 May 2011



2nd random blog of the week
Ok, so I was looking through some of our older blog posts and among the many blogs recommending books to Meg B I found this one, my story I wrote in the holidays one time. I have decided to share it with you at this random blog time: Its a week into the Holidays now, and I haven't read anything yet! (I didn't think that magazines really counted!) But I have thought up a story for any of you who are bored and have time to read it! Its a bit like a myth or legend crossed with a cheesy Disney film! Once upon a time, there lived a King of the Oceans, King Neptune. He had a beautiful Mermaid daughter called Oceana (yes, I made that name up, but it sounds Mermaid-y) and she loved to swim! (She is a Mermaid!) Anyway, one day she swam out far across the ocean to waters where humans roamed. It was there that she met a kind fisherman and they instantly fell in love. After that at the same time everyday they would meet in secret and talk to each other. Until one day one of the Kings spies (don't ask me why he has them) saw Oceana with the fisherman and told the King. He was furious, and banished her to the castle forever. (Yes, forever, but that's merely a figure of speech as-) One day a servant left a window open and she slipped out to see him. However when she came back to the fisherman he wasn't as kind. He had sat there waiting for her to return but she hadn't. As soon as he saw her he caught her with his fishing net and killed her. Another one of the Kings Spies (yes, another!) had seen this and told the King. The King, so upset, sent large waves after the fisherman whose boat was toppled over and he drowned. And since then waves have come from Neptune's world to prevent anyone discovering the Mermaids again! The End. Thank you for reading, feel free to blog about it. Amelia :-)
Posted on: 27 May 2011



My Random Blog of the week!!
OK, so I said a while back that I would do a random blog of the week every week so I will do so. However I have not done one for 2 weeks so I will do 2 this week. These blogs will be book related whenever possible, but if they are not, I apologise! OK, so here goes. I have an obsession. I cannot BEAR red squiggly lines that appear underneath words when you write them wrong! I mean words like blog. This word is on this website but isn't in the dictionary! What???? And shortlist. I hate that squiggly line that appeared! You have to have it spelt short-list! I mean I have added both of these words to the dictionary 10001 times and they haven't yet! Wake up dictionary!!!!! (BTW, that was English related so that boils down to reading anyway!) But yes that is my random blog of the week, and if you agree with me on this issue, please vote on the poll that I am about to make. Thank you very much for reading! Miakat :-)
Posted on: 27 May 2011



Bonjour Mes Amies!
Hello, I haven't deserted you guys, I just couldn't get on the website last night! So I am reading Pepper Roux and his death (ect!). Me and Lucy were discussing this book actually, and both said that we really liked it. However I can completely see why someone might not (no names-Phoebe!). However every time I have known about the Carnegie short-list I have read every single book on it so I will do so again! Miakat :-)
Posted on: 27 May 2011



Have you seen that photo?!
Hehehe. Say no more. Anyway I've finished the Graveyard Book and must say I was pleasantly surprised. The ending was a lot better than the whole book, and it was quite cleverly plotted and almost a tear-jerker! However, it was still not up to my initial expectations. I agree it had a good idea and storyline, but could've been written a lot better to be honest. I was pretty bored until about the middle. Now I'm reading 'How I Live Now' by Meg Rosoff. (who, I've decided, has such a similar name to me that she must be pretty awesome :P) I think it's pretty good so far, what did you guys think? If you've read it let me know xxx Love, Meg x
Posted on: 18 May 2011



:)
Seriously guys, I'm starting to look like I'm talking to myself... Someone blog!!! X Ahhahaha ;) as for me I'm still persevering with the Graveyard Book. Still kinda bored. Hmm. Something exciting needs to happen ASAP. Xxx have a good weekend xxX Russonator :)
Posted on: 07 May 2011



Carnegie Shortlisted Titles
Miss Harper has copies of the shortlisted titles for you to borrow. Don't forget to 'post a review' via the main page of the Carnegie website. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 28 Apr 2011



Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Hiya guys, hope you're all having great holidays! I thought I might just quickly blog about this book I finished while in the Lake District, Millions. I think I won it on one of our raffles??? Anyway, at first this book starts off slightly strange, because the main character Damian talks about saints a lot. (Saints? You know, St Peter, St Nicholas? Oh, forget it!) So I thought 'how does this tie into the story then?' But got it in the end, it was quite cleverly plotted really. I think it carries an important message about money. I won't say anymore in case you read it! I'm thinking of trying the Graveyard Book soon, anyone read that? See you soon! Meg Xxx
Posted on: 18 Apr 2011



The Bride's Farewell
Hello girls, I hope you're all having a relaxing break so far! Pleased to hear you liked Noughts and Crosses Meg. I thought you'd like it! Now you've got a few more to get through! I read the Bride's Farewell yesterday (on the shortlist), by Meg Rosoff. I enjoyed it. It is part fairy-tale, part fantasy, part historical novel. A novel of many parts!! It reminded me a little of some of Thomas Hardy's novels - a heroine, who comes up against many challenges in life. I liked it but wasn't blown away by it. At times I found it quite slow and the integrity of some of the characters didn't quite come across. However, it is beautifully written and rather different to the other books of Rosoff's that I've read. Speak soon, Miss Harper x x x
Posted on: 12 Apr 2011



I've finished the most ammaaazing book!
So I just finished Noughts and Crosses (thankyou Miss Harper for letting me borrow it :) ) and it was absolutely amazing! I'm not even joking. I loved it. I reccommend it to any of you guys, who else has read it and what do you think??? I was crying at the end which means that it must've been good. It was very powerful, sad, heart-pulling and all around EPIC! It looks like a big book which I know is a bit off-putting sometimes cos if you're anything like me who just can't be bothered ;) but please stick with it, I promise you will enjoy it... It made me think a bit differently about life, and that's deep! So yeah, give it a go ;) Byeeee! Meg x
Posted on: 28 Mar 2011



Sarah's random blog of the week...
heya again guys. think back to what we were like this time last year. (yes ALL of you, exept the people who only just joined of course). This time last year, we'd just started and there were only about 6 of us.... oh, the memories...old times..ha... My random piece of advice for this week is...If you have too many books you want to read, write a list, if you have no books you want to read, swap a good book with a friend...
Posted on: 28 Mar 2011



Noughts and Crosses
Heyyaa guys :) So I'm reading the very popular book Noughts and Crosses by the amazing Malorie Blackman and I absolutely love it! I'm about halfway already because I can't stop reading it! (Was up so late last night for this exact reason. Whoopsy.) Anyways it's about racism and technically the world is the other way around to how it used to be here - black people (Crosses) rule over the white people (Noughts) in a cruel manner, treating them like slaves and aliens. But in this world one Nought boy and a Cross girl are best friends, trying to stay together and beat the remaining population of the world...so interesting. Parts of it broke my heart...I reccommend it to any of yous that like sob, romantic stories :) Have a good weekend!! Meg x
Posted on: 26 Mar 2011




I have no idea what to put apart from that i haven't got a murder mystery book (yet) :( Cara
Posted on: 25 Mar 2011



SORRY
So sorry - I've messed up your poll. Amelia and Sarah. Please put it back to how it was before I wrote over it. Likewise, the background, font and wallpaper. What am I like? Just read that the Oxford English Dictionary has now put FYI, LOL and OMG in the dictionary. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 25 Mar 2011





Posted on: 25 Mar 2011



Welcome back everyone
Sarah Here, how is everything??? welcome back to the carnegie website, i cant wait to start blogging again. it was this time last year that carnegie started (hense the name...duh!!!). HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARNEGIE GIRLS GROUP. 1 year old this year...yay success. keep it up. Vote for fylk in the vote. it rocks...
Posted on: 24 Mar 2011



Hello- again!!!
Welcome back to Amelia's random blog of the week. This week, vote on our poll for the fght thing (or something like that)... Remember to visit again- I will be watching! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 24 Mar 2011



Girl Missing
Omg I am around in the middle of girl missing and its amazing its such a great book and the characters are really believable its quite easy to follow well its easy to follow its just a story line that you have to really understand to be able to pick up the rest of the book. But still its AMAZING!! C u tomorrow xxx megz
Posted on: 11 Oct 2010



Booyah
Hello ladies. I must first apologise to Amelia for interrupting her blogging spree! Yes, the page seems to be in a bit of a pickle - but not to worry - Tyra Banks might be able to sort a jolly temporary blog on the webpage. Ooooh. I've finished 'Withering Tights' and thought it was hilarious! A great protagonist in Tallulah Casey and a hilarious commentary on 'Performing Arts' establishments! I recommend it if you are looking for a giggle or perhaps in between two 'serioussss' books. Good stuff! Thank you for all of your hard work in preparation for Sophie McKenzie's visit. And a massive thanks to Mrs Baker for organising the event. I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I'm onto 'Blood Ties' now, so watch this space! (If it's still here...) Hope you're having a good weekend. Miss Harper
Posted on: 09 Oct 2010





Posted on: 06 Oct 2010



What???????????????????????????????
How come I can't edit the website? I can log on (obviously!) but I can't change the wallpaper (ect.) And who is Miss Halletts class?? Amelia
Posted on: 06 Oct 2010



Sophie McKenzie!
Oh my Daze! Today was sooo amazing, Sophie McKenzie is so cool and her talk was really fun! And she's writing a new romance series- yay! I cannot wait for them, and the 4th Medusa project book to come out- I read the blurb, it sounds amazing!!!! Mia :-)
Posted on: 04 Oct 2010



'Three's a Crowd', 'The One and Only' and 'Blood Ransom' by Sophie McKenzie
First of all - 'Three's a Crowd': This book was really enjoyable for me. I love the romance, the drama, the tension... it was a fab book! 'The One and Only': Oh, they just keep getting better and better! I really enjoyed this one and thought it was fantastically written! Very romantic... The characters were very realistic and came across well. Overall, I would say it's the best one in the 'All About Eve' series and I would recommend it! 'Blood Ransom': After absolutely loving 'Blood Ties', I was looking forward to reading this one. I made the mistake of starting this book 5 minutes before I was meant to go out... half an hour and 95 pages later, I just about managed to tear myself away from it! It was so gripping and you just can't stop reading! It is such a page-turner - I just got so transfixed! I love, love, love it! Definitely the best Sophie McKenzie book yet! Phoebe :) :)
Posted on: 02 Oct 2010



The Blog
What do you think happens when we run out of blog space and the thingy on the side of the page is really really really small. Do you think it we will have 2 pages of blogging? As in it'll say "Page 1 of Huish Episcopi's blog" and you scroll down to the bottom, click on something and it'll say "Page 2 of Huish Episcopi's blog". This is a bit random, so I will stop blogging now! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Oct 2010



The Blog
What do you think happens when we run out of blog space and the thingy on the side of the page is really really really small. Do you think it we will have 2 pages of blogging? As in it'll say "Page 1 of Huish Episcopi's blog" and you scroll down to the bottom, click on something and it'll say "Page 2 of Huish Episcopi's blog". This is a bit random, so I will stop blogging now! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Oct 2010



The Blog
What do you think happens when we run out of blog space and the thingy on the side of the page is really really really small. Do you think it we will have 2 pages of blogging? As in it'll say "Page 1 of Huish Episcopi's blog" and you scroll down to the bottom, click on something and it'll say "Page 2 of Huish Episcopi's blog". This is a bit random, so I will stop blogging now! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Oct 2010



The Medusa Project, The Rescue
I don't believe I have blogged on this book yet, but it is INCREDIBLE. I might even go as far as saying it is my favourite Medusa Project book to date! The idea and romance and action and setting and everything else are even better than perfect! Oh, I would read this if I were you! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Oct 2010



Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie
Oh, where do I even begin! This book is beyond the world/universe of amazingness, and has just launched itself into a whole new world of its own, made from complete and utter wowness! If you cannot understand my space metaphors, then you will understand this- THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Oct 2010



Six Steps to a Girl by Sophie McKenzie
Oh my gosh, more and more romance! (Yay!) I love this book! Its so different to all of her other books but its really good! Three's a Crowd will be the next book on my "To read" list, I can't wait to follow this relationship! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Oct 2010



'Three's a Crowd' by Sophie McKenzie...
I've just finished 'Three's a Crowd' by Sophie McKenzie and I really enjoyed it! It is the second in the 'All About Eve' series. It was much better than the first one and I would recommend it! I was enjoying it so much that I read it for an hour and finished it! It's probably not as good as her other books but it was very good. Amelia just lent me 'Withering Tights' by Louise Rennison which I look forward to reading as Amelia said it was a really good book and very funny... I think Miss Harper is reading it too so we can compare notes! The Carnegie video about Sophie McKenzie went really well!... When is that going to be shown?? Phoebe :)
Posted on: 18 Sep 2010



Chill out Friday
I would love to write some more stories for chill out friday, I'll make some powerpoints to go with them too! Thank You!!!!!!!!
Posted on: 10 Sep 2010



Girl Missing
I got this book for my Birthday. When I decieded to read it I wasn't sure what to expect. (Honestly, I didn't expect it to be as good as Phoebe praised it!) But I did read it and it was absoulutly amazing!! I loved it!!! I can say I am really looking forward to finishing Blood Ties because according to Phoebe its even better!!! My respone is -"How can it be any higher but I suppose I will find out!!!! Mia :-)
Posted on: 10 Sep 2010



Amelia
I have just read your holiday story, the one about the mermaid, fishermen and the king and loved it. Would any of you lovely girls do me a BIG BIG favour and come up with a made up story for Story-Time in the library one Friday please??? Come and see me in the library. Miss Burrell xx
Posted on: 10 Sep 2010



Oops...
Forgive me, I meant 'young ladies' and not 'young girls'!
Posted on: 09 Sep 2010



Bonjour!
'Oh my dazzzze!' Thank you Mrs Baker. It was lovely to meet you all today and it's great to see a group of young girls so enthusiastic about reading. I intend to get my crusty mitts on a copy of Blood Ties for the weekend, make a decent cup of tea and have a good read! Miss Harper
Posted on: 09 Sep 2010



Welcome Miss Harper
Great to have you join the group, Miss Harper. Look forward to seeing you next Thursday lunchtime in the library. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 09 Sep 2010



Heidi by Joanna Spry
Heidi is my favourite book, the very best I have ever read. If you ask someone if they have read Heidi, and they say yes, I can almost gurantee that they will have liked if not loved it, it is that good. Heidi is a 5-year-old orphan, sent to live with her grandfather, the Alm-Uncle in the Alps. Then she gets taken away to Germany, but how far will she go to get back to her beloved Alm-Uncle? Serously, read it. Corinne ;)
Posted on: 08 Sep 2010



Calling all Sophie McKenzie fans!
Guess what?! The next Medusa Project book is due out in January 2011 and it is to be written from Dylan's point of view. Log on to 'www.sophiemckenziebooks.com' for all her latest news, interviews and lots more! This website links to the Medusa Project website which has loads of information on the characters and their abilities etc... Phoebe :)
Posted on: 03 Sep 2010



'The Medusa Project: The Rescue' by Sophie McKenzie
Now this is what I call a good book!! It's everything you'd want in a book and more! In parts it was particularly sad but then again, in parts it had me on the edge of my seat! (well, nearly...) It really is a fantastic book - top marks to Sophie McKenzie once again! I believe it is the best in the Medusa series and would highly recommend it to others! Mind you, I would also recommend reading the others first... I was dissapointed when I finished it as it was so, so good! What have you all been reading? Phoebe :)
Posted on: 03 Sep 2010



'The Medusa Project: The Rescue' by Sophie McKenzie
Now this is what I call a good book!! It's everything you'd want in a book and more! In parts it was particularly sad but then again, in parts it had me on the edge of my seat! (well, nearly...) It really is a fantastic book - top marks to Sophie McKenzie once again! I believe it is the best in the Medusa series and would highly recommend it to others! Mind you, I would also recommend reading the others first... I was dissapointed when I finished it as it was so, so good! What have you all been reading? Phoebe :)
Posted on: 03 Sep 2010



'Six Steps to a Girl' by Sophie McKenzie
I've just read 'Six Steps to a Girl' by Sophie McKenzie (which I borrowed from Lauren) and am slightly dissapointed. I asked to borrow it as it is by Sophie McKenzie and I expected it to be amazing; like her other books. Unfortunately, it wasn't amazing...but it was good. It was good enough to make me keep reading and it was quite a page-turner. Had I read it before her other books, I may have thought it better but Sophie McKenzie set such a high standard with her other books, this one dissapointed me. I think it was possibly aimed more at someone slightly younger than myself. I'm not saying this is a bad book at all and I would recommend it but it just didn't live up to her high standards. Mind you, I think it was one of the first books she wrote so she probably got better as she went along. I'm hopefully going to read 'The Rescue' soon but in the meantime I'm a bit 'book-less' or so to speak. Anyway, I hope you're all well and enjoying the holidays! See you soon, Phoebe :) ps It's great that you have joined us Meg!
Posted on: 25 Aug 2010



2nd Guest Blogger - Megz R - Aubrey making me cry
Hey Everyone This is Meg (Russon - Pheebs asked me to write a review) hope u r all ok! Today I'm reviewing on 1. Love, Aubrey (so brilliant!) So, Love, Aubrey. I have NEVER EVER read such an amazing, sensitive, heartfelt book. Aubrey is a young girl of the age of eleven, and at first it is unclear what has happened, all you know is that she has been left on her own in the house. With only a 'betta fish' called Sammy for company, she is quite content just the two of them. After an incident involving the local church ladies, Aubrey stops answering the phone. Day after day it rings and rings, but she never answers. This chain of events leads to her Grandmother turning up on the doorstep (Gram) and, soon, the story is out that Aubrey's mother has abandoned her. (If you're not crying in this part of the book yet, SHAME ON YOU!) Gram takes Aubrey to live with her in Vermont, America. (Aubrey lived in America already - this story is set in America.) Aubrey is determined to hate it, but after meeting a girl her age Bridget next-door, she can't help but enjoy herself. However, a dark memory is lingering...a memory so awful that it is driving Aubrey to madness. Can Gram, Bridget and her lost Mother help her to pick up the pieces and continue to live? OMD...SO FANTASTIC! I cried bucketloads (which is a bit embarrasing as I took it on hols with me and loads of people were staring as I read it and cried on the sunbed...streaked mascara + puffy eyes = not a good look!) Please read this book. If you haven't, you have NOT LIVED! I think I got a little overexcited there. Meg xxx ps thx for letting me review!
Posted on: 19 Aug 2010



Yay! Megan's reading!
I'm so glad you're reading the Medusa project! The first one in the series is 'The Medusa Project: The Set-Up' which you will be able to borrow from most libraries! Let me know what you think! Also, Lauren just told me that she has bought a Sophie McKenzie book! Phoebe :) x ps There's a new poll!
Posted on: 03 Aug 2010



The Medusa Project !!!!!!!!!!
The holidays... I hadn't read anything except magazines but then I bough The Thief (the book in the medusa project series), ITS AMAZING !!!!!! ;) :) xxx I'm on page 45 and I'm lovin it !!! :) :) :) You guys were right about Sophie McKenzie She's brill xxxxxx Megss xxx C u guys soon enjoy ur holz xxx
Posted on: 03 Aug 2010



City of Ships!
On the off chance that there might be a new book by Mary Hoffman, I went on her website. And you'll never guess what! A new book of her- The City of Ships- has come out! It will be on the Carnegie short-list for sure! Wow! Why don't they say that there is another book in the series to come out in the back of the book? Why? Why? Why? I thought this AMAZING series had finished! I was sooo sad about it too! But no, that book has come out, and another- The City of Swords- will be coming out in 2012! Yay!! Amelia :-) P.s I forgot to say that as soon as I saw that there was a new book I saw the option "Download the first chapter." Anyone can guess what I did!
Posted on: 01 Aug 2010



1st Guest Blogger- Freya- a review on The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Emily Windsnap is an a enchanting tale about a ten-year old girl. She has lived on a boat all her life but has never been in the water. So one day Emily asks her Mother to have swimming lessons. Her mother gives in. Emily goes for her first swimming lesson and the most mysterious thing happens. Her feet tighten together and stick then she discovers she has a tail! It is a brilliant tale about her moments as a mermaid meeting Shona Silkfin and meeting people she will never forget. Freya Noonan (By the way MIZZ recommended this book!)
Posted on: 01 Aug 2010



Holidays!
Its a week into the Holidays now, and I haven't read anything yet! (I didn't think that magazines really counted!) But I have thought up a story for any of you who are bored and have time to read it! Its a bit like a myth or legend crossed with a cheesy Disney film! Once upon a time, there lived a King of the Oceans, King Neptune. He had a beautiful Mermaid daughter called Oceana (yes, I made that name up, but it sounds Mermaid-y) and she loved to swim! (She is a Mermaid!) Anyway, one day she swam out far across the ocean to waters where humans roamed. It was there that she met a kind fisherman and they instantly fell in love. After that at the same time everyday they would meet in secret and talk to each other. Until one day one of the Kings spies (don't ask me why he has them) saw Oceana with the fisherman and told the King. He was furious, and banished her to the castle forever. (Yes, forever, but that's merely a figure of speech as-) One day a servant left a window open and she slipped out to see him. However when she came back to the fisherman he wasn't as kind. He had sat there waiting for her to return but she hadn't. As soon as he saw her he caught her with his fishing net and killed her. Another one of the Kings Spies (yes, another!) had seen this and told the King. The King, so upset, sent large waves after the fisherman whose boat was toppled over and he drowned. And since then waves have come from Neptune's world to prevent anyone discovering the Mermaids again! The End. Thank you for reading, feel free to blog about it. Amelia :-)
Posted on: 01 Aug 2010



Holiday reading!
Hello everyone! I hope you're enjoying your holidays - I am! I know most of you are currently on holiday but I thought I'd post anyway! I'm now reading 'Pets in Prospect' by Malcolm D Welshman as mentioned previously and I'm absolutely loving it! If you don't want to be a vet or aren't a vet (obviously none of us are vets) you may not enjoy quite so much. Anyway, I look forwards to hearing what you are all reading! Bye for now! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 29 Jul 2010



Our display board!
Our display board has now been taken down and will be sent to Langport library followed by Somerton, then Yeovil. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



Guest Bloggers!
Phoebe thought of the idea of having guest bloggers! I personally think this is an awesome idea, and I will ask Freya to blog on some recent Enid Blyton's and the Tales of Emily Windsnap, which is highly reccomended by Mizz I'll let you know! So, yeah! Should be fun! Mia :-) P.S If you guys can invite any other guest bloggers please do!!!
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



'Ballet Shoes' by Noel Streatfield
Yes, yes, yes this is a lovely book! And the film is also brilliant... Phoebe :)
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



My prize-giving book!
I was lucky enough to receive a prize at the school's annual prize giving ceremony 2010. As part of our prize, we were able to get a book... After much deliberation I chose 'Pets in Prospect' by Malcolm D Welshman which I would imaging many of you would never have heard of. It is by a vet and is about his life (mainly the veterinary aspect of it, much to my delight). I haven't actually read it yet but it has raving reviews and I'm really looking forwards to reading it very soon! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



An Incredible Book
I can't believe that I haven't blogged about this book before! (Correct me if I have!) Ballet Shoes, By Noel Streatfield. I loved reading it, because when I was younger (and I am talking about, in year 2) I wanted to be a ballerina! And on my birthday both of my Grandparents brought me a copy of this book! It is a very special book, and if I had to name an all-time favourite I would definately say this would be my favourite!!! (Though, Medusa Project is up there too!) If any of you are looking for a book to read this Summer I reccomend this one for sure! Mia :-) P.s I know Phoebe agrees with me that this is a great book too!
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



Our nominations for the 'Teenage Book Trust Award'.
The books that we (as a group) nominated for the 'Teenage Book Trust Award' are as follows: 'Nobody's Girl' by Sarra Manning, 'Blood Ties' by Sophie McKenzie, 'Girl, Missing' by Sophie McKenzie, 'The Tulip Touch' by Anne Fine, 'Fever Crumb' by Phillip Reeve, 'Nation' by Terry Pratchett... ...and that's all! (for the moment anyway)... Phoebe :)
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



Fever Crumb
I thought you guys might be interested that I now own a copy of Fever Crumb, which I got in Prize giving! I have now started to re-read it and it is still capturing my heart like the first time! I am glad that I nominated it for the Somerset Book Trust award. Mia :-)
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



Sophie McKenzie!!!!
Oh my Daze!! Sophie McKenzie is actually coming to our school!! OUR SCHOOL!! I can't contain my excitement!!!! And is going to be giving lessons to some English classes! (Let it be ours, please!) And to remind any dopey people she is offically the best author in the world, in fact universe!!!!!! WOW! WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! I have decided to ask for ALL of her books for my birthday now!!!!!! And she will be signing copies! Look out Huish, Me Corinne and Phoebe are there!! At this current moment I am drowning in WOWness! WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010



Sophie McKenzie is coming to Huish!! This is no joke...
Sophie McKenzie is coming to Huish!! Yes, really! She's coming on Monday 4th October at 10am and she's signing books! I'm going to have to buy all her books now so she can sign them! It's brilliant as she's a totally amazing author and her books are incredible (the best I've ever read!)! I think she's going to be promoting her new book 'Blood Ransom' (the sequel to 'Blood Ties') so if you haven't read it yet (shame on you), read it before then!The excitement is too great! Hehehe... Thankyou so much Mrs Baker for organising the event and a big sorry to Miss Harris who will not be here to meet her! I'm looking forwards to it!! Thanks again, Phoebe :) :) ps Oh and Amelia, I bagsy telling Corinne!!! Hehehe...
Posted on: 23 Jul 2010




Hi everybody! I just wanted to say that I think the past year has been really successful and very fun! Thankyou very much Miss Harris for our picnic today! The onge and ap was lovely! Hehehe... I will definitely continue to blog throughout the holidays! Have a lovely summer! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 22 Jul 2010



Assembly
Although some people (no names, cough, Megan) didn't think the assembly went well, I think it went well. The film looked professional, and I think some people listened and took note. See Everyone Tomorrow! Mia ☺
Posted on: 14 Jul 2010



Threads by Sophia Bennett
I have just read 'Threads' by Sophia Bennett and I thought it was brilliant! It was a really charming story and I loved it! It was very interesting - all about fashion, designing, friendship, poverty, charities...etc It also covered some important issues such as 'Invisible Children' in poor countries and other terrible things. It was a heart-warming tale and I really enjoyed it and would recommend it! Also, the way the author writes makes you build a strong picture in your head whuich I think is fantastic! Phoebe :) ps I must say, it was much better than I expected and there is now a second one in the series (which I will be trying to get my hands on!).
Posted on: 12 Jul 2010



Our assembly!
Hi everyone, I think our assembly was really good! The video was excellent (what a good idea!!)! I have nothing to read at the moment - any ideas??? Phoebe :)
Posted on: 12 Jul 2010



No Carnegie or Story Time this week...
Just to remind you all, there will be no Carnegie book group or Story Time this week due to most students being away on school trips.
Posted on: 07 Jul 2010



Huzzah!!!
Yes!!!!! I'm so glad that 'The Graveyard Book' won, as I love it as it's so much fun to read, it's so interesting and intriguing, and convincing as well. I don't mean in the realistic way, I mean in the way that you know what people are saying and what they're feeling. You have GOT to read this book, as it's so amazing. It's not just me - the judges think so too! Corinne ;)
Posted on: 25 Jun 2010



So... we have a winner!
I can honestly say I wasn't expecting that! I really thought 'Nation' or 'Fever Crumb' would win! Amelia, even if I read 'The Graveyard Book' now I don't think I would enjoy it because it just isn't my thing! Mrs Baker/Miss Harris, do you know if we can still use this website throughout the year? Or will it become unavailable as the Carnegie business has finished? I hope we can still use it because it is a great way to get people talking about books! Unfortunately I am unable to be at the meeting tomorrow or the assembly on Monday but what I will do is write a few words about the winner etc and give it to one of you in the morning to read out on the film if that's ok. Sorry I can't be there. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 24 Jun 2010



Winner!
Yay! The Graveyard book won! I wanted it to win, I think it's immense!! Though, in all my excitement and screaming, I do think of Nation, and if there was a second prize it would definitely go to Nation, simply because the way it is written. But I am glad that The Graveyard Book did win because the idea behind it was superb and it really was a great and enjoyable book. I love the title to it too, because it makes you think, OK, put this book down! I am glad I didn't! But funnily enough I remember going to the library in the Winter when the Carnegie club had just started I came into the library and looked through the 40 shortlisted and tried to find some. I found two, one I can't even remember the name of, and the other the Graveyard Book. I had started to read the other book when during Form time Phoebe asked me "Can I borrow a book?" I fished out The Graveyard book from my bag and gave it to her. By the end of Form Phoebe gave me the book back and said "don't read it, it's rubbish!" Well Phoebe, I can't prove that you are wrong about Fever Crumb, but let me tell you, you are wrong about the Graveyard Book, and when you read it, you will recognise the mistake you made!!!!!! I have very strong opinions on these things!!! (Everyone has the right to!) See you CKG-ers on Friday!!!!
Posted on: 24 Jun 2010



Thursday 24th June Meeting
The winner is to be announced at 5pm this evening! I will be looking it up straight away to find out which of the shortlisted books steals this years Carnegie award! We have also discussed the matter of continuing our book club into next year with or without year 7. I think it would be a great idea as we can still discuss and review books! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 24 Jun 2010



'Blood Ties' and 'Girl, Missing' by Sophie McKenzie
I have just read 'Blood Ties' and 'Girl, Missing' by Sophie McKenzie and... well, what can I say! Absolutely amazing! Some of the best books I've read. She is one of the best authors I've come across. Only she could create so much tension and excitement with a few words! The language she uses and the style she writes in wow me every time! I have just found out that there is to be at least two more 'Medusa' books and another in the 'Blood Ties' series!! They are both incredible books that make you gasp, cry, ooh, aah and lots more! I would recommend them to girls specifically as they have a hint of romance but I imagine boys will enjoy them too. I can't praise them enough to be honest and I want to read more like them! Corinne and Amelia, you will love them. Lauren and Megan, you might but I'm not too sure. Give them a try though! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 17 Jun 2010



The Enemy-Best Book ever!!!
Charlie higsons heart-in-your-mouth, edge-of-your-seat, unputdownable adventure trilogy's first book is by far the best book iv'e ever read.
Posted on: 17 Jun 2010



'Revolver'
I have read 'Revolver' and I think it is going to win because any boy who has read it will think it's really good. It throws the unexpected at you and leaves you wanting to read more.
Posted on: 15 Jun 2010



'Nation'
I am on the 1st 10 pages of 'Nation' and I am bored already! Miss Baker said it would take a while to get into but it is going on about pirates and stuff like that and I am just losing interest. Megz x :)
Posted on: 15 Jun 2010



'Love, Aubrey'
This is a fantastic book with a great character. It will make you want to cry, it will make you want to laugh and it will completely inspire you. This book is very very gripping and exhilarating!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT !!!!! Hannah :)
Posted on: 15 Jun 2010



Our best book so far...
Hi everyone, after the voting and viewing of the shortlisted books so far, the winner in our opinion is... ***Nation*** By Terry Pratchett. In last place at the minute is... :(Fever Crumb :( By Philip Reeve
Posted on: 10 Jun 2010



Chains
Hi everyone I have recently started to read chains and i'm on chapter 6 but they are quite short! So far i'm really enjoying it! It's about two girls who are sold to a couple from New York to be slaves! From Lauren :-)
Posted on: 10 Jun 2010



The Carnegie Shortlist
Sorry, I have been away for a bit so I couldn't help with the Carnegie Board! However, whilist I was on Holiday I finished all of the Shortlisted books, because I could not hold the suspense and I brought Chains at the airport (so anyone who wants to read it can borrow it from me if they like!) I enjoyed all of the books I read (Nation, The Vanishing and Chains) and I know that Lauren is enjoying Chains too (more than Graveyard book at least!) I will write book reviews on the books soon! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 09 Jun 2010



New Poll!!

Posted on: 08 Jun 2010



Revolver
I read the first sentence of this book and questioned if I wanted to read any more and I read a few more sentences on and thought it was rubbish... To be continued.........
Posted on: 08 Jun 2010



'Blood Ties' by Sophie McKenzie
As promised, I have started to read 'Blood Ties' and it's fantastic (so far)! It is very similar to the Medusa books so anybody who loved them will love this! I willl post a full review when I've finished. I've only read 50 pages but I'm enjoying it! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



Ummm.... A few bits and bobs....
I said that during half-term I would read 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' and 'Blood Ties'. In fact, (you have permission to tell me off) I didn't read either. I was busy and I got distracted by another book! I'm sorrrrryy. Tonight I will try and start 'Blood Ties'. I would like to read a shortlisted book but none of them seem to be my sort of thing. I am going to wait until Amelia returns from her holiday (Wednesday I think) because she has been reading 'Nation' and 'The Vanishing of Katharina Linden' and I would like to read her reviews beforehand. Also, Lauren has just got 'Chains' out of the library so I would be interested to see what she thinks! I am going to try to read at least one of the shortlisted books before the winner is announced (it is a Thursday so we can have a mini Carnegie party at our meeting...depending of course on who wins!!) I've got to go now, the bell's just gone!! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



The Graveyard book
I have recently returned the Graveyard book because I was not getting into it as well as I thought I would. Sorry Amelia I know you thought I would really like it but I didn't. Lauren:-)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



'Love, Aubrey' Post
Just so you know, the most recent 'Love, Aubrey' post was done by Lily Pollock. :)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



chains
i love and the author really use nice long understand world her grammer was really good
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



Love Aubrey
It is a very sad book about an 11 year old girl whose life has been changed forever by a car crash. Left alone her kind grandmother comes to look after her and together they try to find her missing mother. However Aubrey is confused and has to make a very hard desicion. This book is very sad and will probably make you cry because of how well writen it is... Make sure you read it!
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



Nation
I chose the book Nation because it looked really interesting and really cool on the front cover! I think this book is quite fictianal and at the start i thought that it was confusing but good because i didnt know if it was past, present, history or future ! By Harriett Holland :)
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



Nation by terry Pratchett
It is amazing, one of the best books I have ever read! by Christian Miller
Posted on: 07 Jun 2010



Revolver
Hi guys I have just started reading Revolver and am wanting to read more. Megz x :) ;) p.s I hope you like what I did to our homepage if not feel free to change it and tell me why you didn't like it!
Posted on: 28 May 2010



Nation
I re-got out Nation today, you won me over! I will read Nation and The Vanishing during the duration of the holiday, so then I will only have Chains to read (which I am not looking forward to, in case it is too hard hitting!) I will keep everyone up to date with my reviews! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 May 2010



Nation
I re-got out Nation today, you won me over! I will read Nation and The Vanishing during the duration of the holiday, so then I will only have Chains to read (which I am not looking forward to, in case it is too hard hitting!) I will keep everyone up to date with my reviews! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 May 2010



Phoebe's Fever Crumb Review
I respect your opinion Phoebe, but there are a few things I can't get my head around. 1. The made-up names buisness. The name Fever came from an age where people named their children after illness'. For example: Backbone, diarrhoea. This may sound a bit silly, but in another century's time people will look back and might even say things like "Who would name their child Amelia?" I'm not saying Fever is a perfectly normal name in this period of time, but actually the reason behind the name is quite realistic. 2. Place names. I thought that the names were quite realistic myself, and the of places names didn't actually bother me, and I didn't think anything of it. 3. I didn't think that Twilight had a very good or interesting beginning either. But I stuck at the book and it turned out to be really good, so I respect your opinions Phoebe, but I think you should give it another chance! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 May 2010



Happy Birthday Miss Burrell!
We just wanted to say happy birthday to Miss Burrell! Have a great day. From all the Carnegie girls. :)
Posted on: 28 May 2010



Half-term reading material
Hi everyone, I'm really looking forwards to half-term and I hope I'll get plenty of reading done as unfortunately I haven't been reading very much lately. I'm planning on reading 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' by Mark Haddon (I think) and 'Blood Ties' by Sophie McKenzie. I'll post reviews on these asap (or asasp - as soon as suits Patrick - in Corinne's case). I took a closer look at the shortlist as I thought it would be a good idea to read one of them but none of them make me want to read them so I decided against those. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 28 May 2010



The Graveyard book
I have literally just written a book review on this book (it was very positive), so if anyone wants to read it, it explains the book better than I could explain it verbally! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 27 May 2010



New poll!
Hi, I just made a new poll so please vote! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 27 May 2010



The Graveyard Book
This book sounds good but if I saw it I would not be willing to read it. The picture on the front does not really make the book look very good. Amelia says she read it and really enjoyed it but to me it just does not look that good. The cover of chains looks very interesting though, the look on that girls face makes you think about how she might be feeling! Megan :) ;) ps. I know Marie agrees with me :)
Posted on: 27 May 2010



'Fever Crumb' by Phillip Reeve
I began to read 'Fever Crumb' today as Amelia had given it such a good review but I had only read around 15 pages when I had to stop reading - I was so bored! It didn't explain what was going on at all so made it really boring. Also, some of the made-up names of people and places were really stupid to be honest. I know Amelia won't like this review but I think it is important for everyone to express their own opinions. It really didn't have a good beginning. In fact, it was so bad I didn't even read any further which is a shame and let the book down. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 26 May 2010



Book of the Week
Hi everybody, When I was in assembly today I saw our book of the week slide on the screen! It looked fantastic and I think lots of people saw it as it was in the middle of assembly which is great. At the next meeting we can decide on our next book of the week! Phoebe :) ps I think the book of the week that is chosen needs to have been read by at least 2 (?) Carnegie members so there is a second opinion.
Posted on: 24 May 2010



The Graveyard book
I am soooo glad I this book another chance! I have read up to page 60 and I am hooked! This book isn't scary at all, and in fact suggests the idea that a graveyard isn't scary at all! I will continue this writing later! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 21 May 2010



The Carnegie Poll
Well, before I actually go and read Rowan the Strange I have on last request. I have got the poll and question ready to print off now, and I leave the Poll matters to everyone else now! I won't print off the results yet, because Phoebe's results and poll have only just been put up now. But tell me when you want me to print them off! Lauren or Corinne, maybe you can think up a question for the poll now? I can wait awhile for my thoughts to think up a fabulous new question! Amelia :-) P.s I will actually finish off Rowan the Strange now!! I shall tell you my thoughts tomorrow at the Carnegie meeting!
Posted on: 19 May 2010



The Carnegie's book of the week!
I think, that for at least the first book, most/all of the Carnegie group should have read the book we choose as the book of the week. Therefore, I think we should chose Love, Aubrey, because it is a book that we all like and would agree on. I do think that the Medusa Project is a good idea too! Of to finish Rowan the Strange now! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 19 May 2010



Revolver
I am on fire with reading these Carnegie books this week! Anyway, Revolver isn't as good as I hoped it would be. I think I actually got 3 comments about this book in one day when people saw that I was reading a book called Revolver. This seemed like a good sign in some ways, and it got me more excited about reading this book! But sadly, it did not live up to my expectations, and it was only halfway when the proper part of the story actually began. From then it was better, but like Love, Aubrey, its beginning let it down, and even at the end I wasn't left thinking "Wow, that was a brilliant ending!) On the whole I would call it an all round average book, purely because it was. The Characters where 5/10. The plot is 5/10. The overall style was 5/10. Maybe boys would enjoy it more, but I don't think there is much difference really! I looked at some of the reviews for it, by both girls and boys, and there were lots of mixed comments in them. One thing that came up in almost every review were the flashbacks. I can't say I don't agree with them! Love, Aubrey is a better book than this one is, and should replace it on the short list! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 19 May 2010



Fever Crumb
This blog is purely written, just to get over this book in black and white (well actually in a whole array of colours, but anyway!) I LOVED this book! I read Mortal Engines before and I don't think I had ever read a book so quickly before! If anything, I read this book quicker!!! Fever Crumb is absolutely, positively, fantastic! I know that some of The Carnegie Club have already decided to read it but those of you who aren't going to, I recommend it strongly, if you want to have a sneak preview of what the Carnegie winner will be! Because I think I have found the Carnegie winner! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 19 May 2010



The Ask and the Answer
I personally think this book is fab! There is no way that it beats Love, Aubrey but I enjoyed it all the same. I hadn't read the first book, the Knife of Never Letting go, but I still understood it. Only one think though. I know I have already said this, but I don't think that you guys will enjoy this book as much as I did, but read it by all means!! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 19 May 2010



Diary of wimpy Kid
This book rocks, and it is really funny and I recomend this book to all! I dont get into books very easily but this one is bril. It is like a diary well it is. I do think you guys will enjoy this book it rocks I cant wait too see what happens at the end! From Megz ;) :) :D
Posted on: 19 May 2010



Fever Crumb
Apparently (occording to Amelia) Fever Crumb is completely ah-mazing!! I really need/would like to read this book, so I will have to get it out ASASP - As Soon As Suits Patrick - and read it thoroughly. Then, Mia, I will read it......Corinne ;)
Posted on: 17 May 2010



Choices Choices Choices
I completely agree with your post Phoebe - too many ideas, and 'The Medusa Project: The Set-Up' should be first, with the second one second, it would make sense wouldn't it? If anybody has any other ideas, please let any of us know. Corinne ;)
Posted on: 13 May 2010



Pick of the Week
Any ideas?????!!! I've got too many!! I think 'The Medusa Project: The Set-Up' should be first, followed by 'The Medusa Project: The Hostage'. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 13 May 2010



Carnegie Pick of the Week
We, the Carnegie Girls, have decided to organise a 'Pick of the Week' slide. So - any ideas for a book?? Corinne ;)
Posted on: 13 May 2010



Must Read books by Megan
Well as I do not read as much as the other people in my group here are a few of the books I have read and really enjoyed : The Twits, Born to Run, George's Marvellous Medicine I am really enjoying the diary of a wimpy kid even though Phoebe does not think that it is a proper book !
Posted on: 12 May 2010



A couple of bits and bobs....
Amelia, you can now change the poll as I have printed off the results of the current one. Also, Corinne, you have just said exctly what I would have!! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 09 May 2010



That, I Think, is the Problem....
I think the reason that you didn't like 'Love, Aubrey' Mia, is that you read it to try and prove us wrong, to look at it critically, so as to further your reason why it shouldn't have been on the ShortList. If you had just read to see what it was like, as you do many other books, I think you would've enjoyed it a lot more, but because we all love it, and you didn't, maybe that's why you feel so strongly about it? I'm not really sure, I think I'm just trying to defend 'Love, Aubrey' - who knows! But, seriously, you might want to try reading it again, later, when you've forgotten about it, just read it as you would any other book, and you might like it more... Corinne ;)
Posted on: 08 May 2010



13 treasures
Hi everyone, sarah here how is everything? I'm in the middle of a great book. The 13 treasures. It's exiting and I can't put it down!!! It's full of mystery. It's about a girl who can see fairy and because of that they keep annoying her. Anyway she gets sent to her grandmothers house, (she hates her), wich is full of anoying fairys.while she's there she tries to uncover the mystery of a missing girl who went missing 50 years ago. To add to the suspention tanya (the main character) and her best friend , Fabian, thought they saw the woman who is still missing as a young girl in a forrest filled with bad stuff.
Posted on: 07 May 2010



What happened to Love, Aubrey? The Ask and The Answer!
I had written before to try and solve the problem of why Love, Aubrey did not make hte shortlist. Before, I picked up on this on the Carnegie website: "The book that wins the Carnegie Medal should be a book of outstanding literary quality. The whole work should provide pleasure, not merely from the surface enjoyment of a good read, but also the deeper subconscious satisfaction of having gone through a vicarious, but at the time of reading, a real experience that is retained afterwards." I can now say that I have read it, and I shall write my verdict. I was reading Love, Aubrey through a critics eye, and I can now say that it did not fulfil my high hopes for this book. No doubt it is a fantastic book, but it is not a Carnegie winner. If I had not had been so keen to read it to prove the others wrong that it was not the best book ever, I probably would not have finished it in one clean swipe! The book was hard to get into. You fell in love with Aubrey, and the ending really left a mark in your heart but I think the whole beginning let the book down! I did not find it was of "outstanding literal quaility, and I can see why it did not make the shortlist!! Sorry! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 07 May 2010



It's Phoebe again....
I just changed the spotlight book thingy to 'Watership Down'. Have any of you read this? If so, can you give me a mini reviw and basic storyline? I am meaning to read it at some point. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 07 May 2010



Soul Surfer
I have recently finished Soul Surfer. And I think that it was really good but very sad because the book is about Bethany who loves to surf but gets attacked by a shark which causes her to lose an arm. But the story is about her facing her fears and getting back into the water and all the fame she has suddenly gained after the attack.
Posted on: 07 May 2010



---------------------------
Amelia, was it you that said you might read 'The Ask and the Answer'?? I probably won't read it as it's not my thing but it would be nice to have another review! I am reading 'The Wizard Of Oz' at the moment - a very old (written in 1900!!) but enjoyable book I would recommend based on what I have read so far. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 07 May 2010



Mortal Engines
I have read Mortal Engines which is the story before Fever Crumb. I think it is one of the best books I have ever read because of the excitement, romance, and mystery to it! I can see why it won so many awards!!! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 07 May 2010



Poetry Competition on Carnegie website
There's a poetry competition on the main Carnegie website page - left hand side of the page with a title of 'Encouraging creativity among young people'. Closing date 1 June 2010. 1st prize - an invitation to the awards ceremony in London on June 24, a visit to the school by a former Carnegie winning author and copies of the shortlisted books. 2 runners up will each receive a full set of the Carnegie and Greenaway shortlisted books. Have a go. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 07 May 2010



Fantastic Blog
I would like to congratulate the bloggers on their fantatic creation. It is wonderful to see that you are using the internet to express your views between our meetings and even between continents! I was pleased to get the chance to read the popular 'Love Aubrey' and be introduced to a new author. I agree with your comments that Suzanne Lafleur certainly did take us on an emotional journey with the main character. I thought she created a convincing character in Aubrey, especially the way that she used letters to convey how Aubrey began to come to terms with her situation. An enjoyable read and very sad story. Miss Harris
Posted on: 06 May 2010



Spotlight - listen to shortlisted authors
Don't forget the Spotlight part of the page - Helen Grant talking about The Vanishing of Katharina Linden at the moment. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 06 May 2010



Library Display Board
Let me know what you think about the Carnegie display on the board by the Issue Desk in the library. It would be good if you could find some items to display on there. Also, there's some display boxes you can use to advertise Carnegie (on the table by the flip chart in the library). Mrs Baker
Posted on: 04 May 2010



Mmmkay, So...
Mmmkay, so I think the person who was stuck in New York is Sarah Allen, but I'm not 100% sure. Sarah, if it is you, please specify. Hey, Mia, why would you not read book 3 but read the rest of them??? That is just insane!! I loved book 3 (at least, I think I did, I can't really remember which one it is though... ). That was it really - Corinne ;)
Posted on: 01 May 2010



A Series of Unfortunate Events
I am writing a bit about these Series' books. I have read 1-10 (but not book 3). I found them a nice, quick read and I enjoyed (to an extent) reading them. However, I didn't finish the series because in the end I found them a bit depressing (which for those books is good!) I'm happy to hear that Lauren is ploughing through the orphans final Tesstament!! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 30 Apr 2010



New Blog!!
I just made a new blog so please vote! Phoebe :) ps Please can nobody change the poll until it has at least five votes (i.e. 1 for each of the Carnegie members). Thankyou!
Posted on: 30 Apr 2010



'Blood Ties' by Sophie McKenzie and 'Solace of the Road' by Siobhan Dowd.
Has anybody read either 'Blood Ties' by Sophie McKenzie or 'Solace of the Road' by Siobhan Dowd? I am meaning to read them but I keep getting distracted by other books! If anybody has read them could you give me a brief review as I would like to know what they're about. Someone recommended them to me and I'm sure they are good as they both have really good authors but I would like a bit more info. Thanks, Phoebe :)
Posted on: 30 Apr 2010



Mortal Engines
I am reading Mortal Engines which is By Philip Reeve. I think that Fever Crumb is the sequel to it so I am reading this to get an idea of what the next book will be like. So far it is really good, I can't really explain what it is about, but it is really good. I can see why it won so many awards. I will lend it to anyone who wants to read it afterwards. From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 30 Apr 2010



Who are you?
Who just posted that message about being stuck in New York??
Posted on: 30 Apr 2010



The vanashing of Katharina Linden
Hi everyone. Sorry I couldn't make it to the last meeting. Stuck in New York! I've been reeding to pass the time. The Vanashing of Katharina Linden is a great book. It's set in Germany. There's great tention and a great story. I'm not too far through butthe story so far great.
Posted on: 30 Apr 2010



My Turn ! !
Now it's my turn to agree 100% with what you said, Phoebe. J'adore 'Love, Aubrey' and really wanted it to be on the ShortList. To be honest, I don't understand why it isn't. Like you said Phoebe, I'll have a look at the links Mrs Baker put on here, and if I still don't get it, I'll ask Mrs Baker tomorrow. With me, I don't look at the criteria of a book to see how good it is, I read it and pay attention to how it is written, how much I love it and whether or not I can put it down. 'Love, Aubrey' is so realistic, so moving that you will get tears in your eyes when to get to some parts of it. Fortunately, I had a hanky handy when I read it - you might not be so lucky! Looking forward to the next book from Suzanne LaFleur, Corinne ;)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010




Corinne, I 100% agree with you about the Medusa books. They are absolutely amazing! Anybody who hasn't read them is really missing out! And Amelia, I read what you said about 'Love, Aubrey'. I still can't believe you haven't read it after we all said it was so good! You really should read it. Although it is sad, it does provide pleasure because you get to know Aubrey and it is a really great read. And I truly believe it should have been on the shortlist because the characters are fantastic and very realistic and I know that it is Suzanne LaFleur's first book but I look forward to another from her! Please read it, you will enjoy it. Phoebe :) ps I will have a look at the links Mrs Baker put on here later!
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



MUST READ!!!!!!!
This is a completely MUST READ book/series: The Medusa Project & the other books!! Completely amazing - you will have never read such a completely awesome-breathtaking-excellent-brilliant-impressive-fantastic book(s)!! Have fun with it - Corinne ;)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



What happened to Love, Aubrey?
Thank you Mrs Baker for the links. I read through them and I saw that the judges all had experience as children's librarians. Most of them had also been on the panel before and helped choose other winners too. I had a look at the criteria page too and I found this piece of information- "The book that wins the Carnegie Medal should be a book of outstanding literary quality. The whole work should provide pleasure, not merely from the surface enjoyment of a good read, but also the deeper subconscious satisfaction of having gone through a vicarious, but at the time of reading, a real experience that is retained afterwards." Was Love, Aubrey really good literal quality? Did a book, so hard hitting, provide pleasure? I don't know because I haven't read it, but it's worth a thought! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



Carnegie Judges
We discussed the shortlist at today's meeting and questions were asked as to the criteria for selecting the titles. The following links might help explain: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/shadowingsite/meet_the_judges.php and http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie/award_criteria.php Hope you can link via the website addresses above. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



'Chains'
I am going to read 'Chains' and I am hoping that it will not be as dissapointing as another book that I have read ('Burn My Heart' by Beverly Naidoo). It was about Africa and didn't make any sense because of all the Kenyan words included. The plot and the characters weren't very good either but considering that this book has come so far already I think (hopefully!) I'll be in for a good read! Amelia :)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



A Series of Unfortunate Events
I am mid way through reading the last book in The Series of Unfortunate Events and i'm really enjoying it. The book is about three orphans called Violet, Klaus and sunny Baudelaire and all the Unfortunate Events that have happened to them since their parents had died. I feel that Lemony Snicket (the author) has really made me feel that I'm there because when i'm reading them i can picture what's going on in my head. There are 13 books and i have read 12 1/2 of them and I'm really looking forward to reading the next half. I strongly recommend htis series to and one who's interested in adventure and excitment. From Lauren :-)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



Why isn't 'Love, Aubrey' on the shortlist?
We would be really interested to find out the reasons for 'Love, Aubrey' not being on the shortlist! I don't think this information is available anywhere on the website. Last meeting Miss Harris said maybe we could email Carnegie to find out and we think that's a really good idea. Maybe that could be arranged?? Amelia,Lauren and Phoebe :)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



--------------
Dear Mrs Baker, Please remember your camera next meeting. We will have our poses ready! From the Carnegie girls :)
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



Love, Aubrey
I am around half way through this book and I am loving it :)! Its an amazing book and I love the characters, I read this book for over an hour at one point and it felt like five minutes! You easily get sucked in to the book and it is very easy to enjoy! Read it you will love it Bye Bye from Megan ; ) xx
Posted on: 29 Apr 2010



Reviews Galore!
If you are unsure about try out one of the Shortlisted books, once on the Shadowing site click read review. I think there is more to most of the books that meets the eye so fingers crossed that there are some good books to get our teeth into!! Once we have read some books we should score them, lots of people have. I had a quick read through and most of them look good now I have researched them! Have fun and see you tomorrow!!From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Other Schools Blogs
Well done Amelia for finding some schools with blogs! I had a look but hardly any of them had written anything on their blog and those that had hadn't written much so I think that we are well ahead! Let's keep it up girls! Phoebe :) ps Looking forward to Carnegie club tomorrow! See you all there!
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



The Graveyard Book
Being the nosy person that I am I went and had a look at some other reading groups sites. Most of the sites haven't got under way yet but I came across a site that actually had a book review for the Graveyard Book on it. I, being an extremely nosy person read through it and actually liked the whole idea of it! I think that the title is a bit off putting and I am going to give it another go. If anyone is interested the school is: HOWDEN SCHOOL AND TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, and once you have got that up click on reviews. There was also another group, CHEAM HIGH SCHOOL and ABERDARE GIRLS SCHOOL, you might want to go on their websites too, they have got their blog running. I will do my "spying" and try and hunt out some other good books! From Amelia:-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Thank You
Thank you very much Mrs Baker and Miss Harris for setting up the Carnegie club. I know we are all enjoying writing in our Blog and are all really enjoying meeting up on Thursday Lunch time! Thank You again! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Our Group page
Well done Phoebe for glaming up our page! Maybe next time the CKG club meets up we can properly decide on the font and other things as well! Maybe we could think up a group chant too, because we are not reading these books half heartedly! From Amelia :-) P.s I put up on the older Carnegie winners advertisement a book that adored when I was younger, Mrs Cockles Cat. It is short, but sweet,and a lovely book. Plus, I still have it at home. I will lend it to anyone who is interested, I'll bring it to the next meeting! P.p.s I have found out about Sarah Dessen and have got two of her books. I don't know whether her books are recommendable or not so if any of the CKG club have read any of her books before can you please get back to me before I read them. (There was a review from Mizz saying "Unputdownable" on the back of the book if that helps!)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Yes, Mia, It Was Me
It was indeed me who made the new poll, the one about 'which Carnegie book from the ORIGINAL list 2010 would you most want to win?' It was my first one, so I am quite proud of it.... Corinne ;)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



New Poll
Who did the new Poll? Was it Corinne? I thought it was but was it someone else? I put down other but I didn't see Love Aubrey so I might revote (in all fairness I voted for Love Aubrey twice!) From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



My First Poll :)
Ooh, yeah, me too Amelia.... By the way, I think it might help if you put 'other' as an option as well, because otherwise I probably won't do too many polls because I won't like any of them... Corinne ;)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



MY old Poll
By the way, after everyone has voted for Phoebe's Poll, (by the way Phoebe, Brilliant idea!) I have another poll for everyone to have a go at! Have fun Blogging!!!! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



New Poll!
Just to let you know I have created a new poll and I would be quite interested to see the results! The question is : Author you would most like to release a new book. There are lots of popular authors to choose from so lets see who comes out on top! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Thank you
Thank you very much Mrs Baker :) I enjoy writing and reading the reviews and I'm sure that the others do too. The Carnegie Club is ace, and am looking forward to it next year, the year after etc. I'm pretty sure the others feel the same. Corinne ;)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



A Bit More Info Re Amelia's Recommendations
Here is a bit more infomation on the books that Amelia just recommended. The Medusa Project Series by Sophie McKenzie are truly fantastic. They are about 4 teenagers who had the 'Medusa Gene' injected into them when they were babies so now they have special abilities: mindreading, telekenisis, visions of the future and protecting themself against harm. It is all about the problems they face due to their abilities. The first one in the series is 'The Meduasa Project: The Set-Up' followed by 1 other and a mini one for World Book Day but apparently there are more coming out soon! I look forward to that! Anyway they really are FANTASTIC books and I highly recommend them. 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd is another really good book. It is about a boy who gets on the London Eye but never gets off. It is a mystery story as to what happened to him but it is not at all scary. Overall another fantastic book which I would again recommend. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



London Eye Mystery and The Medusa Series
Thank you very much Phoebe for reccomending these books to me! They are brilliant so if anyone else wants to read them here are the details: Medusa series by Sophie Mcenzie and London Eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd!!! See You!!! Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



The Carniege Book Club
I agree Phoebe! Lauren:-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Ways to live Forever, By Sally Nicholls
I had to read this book for accelerated reading, and on picking it up the first sentances I read was- "I am Sam. I have Leukemia and by the time you will have read this I will have died". This is, in a way quite a disturbing set of words but IT HOOKED ME INTO THIS BOOK!!! I loved it because it was emotional and touching and a BRILL read!! So I can reccomend this book to any of you guys!! I know Corinne has already read it! See everyone at the next meeting!!!!! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



The Carnegie Book Club
I am just writing this to say how much I am enjoying the Carnegie book club and how pleased I am that it was set up. Being able to blog about books we've read is great and it is a great way to recommend books to others. I recently read 'Life on the Refrigerator Door' (which I have just done a mini review on) and am about to get my teeth into a few more books! Thanks again, Phoebe :)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Life on the Refrigerator Door
This book was recommended to me so I thought I'd give it a try. It is written in note form (as in sending notes back and forth between 2 people). When I first picked it up and began to read it I thought it was a bit boring and too 'real life' to make it a good book. What I mean by too 'real life' is that some pages are just a shopping list for example and that is not very interesting for the reader. Saying that, when I got a bit further, I found it quite addictive and I really wanted to read on. It is very sad near the end but overall quite a good book and very different from others I have read. I would have liked it if there was a bit more of a plot and it wasn't quite so brief as to what was happening. Phoebe :)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Life on the Refrigerator Door
Mrs Baker, you were right about this book!! I loved this book, reason being is because it was just a bit different than other books I know that Phoebe has read it (and is writing about it now!) See everyone at the next meeting!!!!! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



Soul Surfer
I am currently reading Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton. The book is about Bethany (the author) who loves to surf but she gets attacked by a shark which causes her to lose an arm. The book is mainly her diary and about her surgery and life afterwards. I would strongly recommend it! Lauren :-p
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



More Must Read Books
These are the books that Megan, Lauren and I (Mia) like, and strongly recommend. 'Born to Run' by Michael Morpurgo, Stravaganza Series by Mary Hoffman, 'Love, Aubrey' by Suzanne LaFleur, 'Soul Surfer' by Bethany Hamilton, 'Life on the Refrigerator Door,' 'All of the Princess Diaries, especially number 10 by Meg Cabot!' 'Ally's world Karen McCombie,' 'The fashionistas, by Sarra Manning' To be continued.......
Posted on: 28 Apr 2010



New Poll
I just made a new poll if anybody wants to vote! Phoebe :)
Posted on: 27 Apr 2010



The Carnegie Team at Huish
What a great team. Brilliant comments and reviews - keep them coming. Mrs Baker
Posted on: 27 Apr 2010



Our Must Read Books
Some of these books are on the Carnegie list and some aren't: 'Love, Aubrey' by Suzanne LaFleur, The Medusa Project Series by Sophie McKenzie, 'Little Darlings' by Jacqueline Wilson, 'Desperate Measures' by Laura Summers, '13 Little Blue Envelopes' by Maureen Johnson, '13 Reasons Why' by Jay Asher, 'Daisy Chain War' & the two others in the trilogy by Joan o'Neill, 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian, Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot, The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison, 'Pure Dead Magic' and the other two in the triolgy by Debi Gliori, The Artemis Fowl books by Eoin (Owen) Colfer, The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer, To be continued... By Phoebe and Corinne ;) with contributions from Rosanna
Posted on: 27 Apr 2010



Stavaganza Seqence
I am really enjoying reading about the Stravagnza sequence. It turns out that the last book was a carnegie nomination last year too!! These books are completly and utterly AWESOME!!!!! From Amelia :-)
Posted on: 27 Apr 2010



2010 Shortlist
We have seen the shortlist and are very dissapointed to see that 'Love, Aubrey' and several others we liked are not on it!! We also feel that all the books on the shortlist are mainly for boys and that none of us really want to read them. There is not much of a variety either. We are COMPLETELY un-impresssed with the shortlist and we don't understand why some of our favourites were not on it. Phoebe :) (with contributions from Corinne)
Posted on: 26 Apr 2010



Titles we want to be on the shortlist
Titles we want to be on the short list We want 'Love, Aubrey' to be on the short list... because we have really enjoyed reading this book and hope others will too. 'Love, Aubrey' seemed really realistic and believable, it was an emotional and appealing book and the characters were convincing and we felt that we got to know them throughout the course of the book. Also, we all felt that we were drawn into Aubrey's life and really understood her and how she felt. When we read it, it was as if we were right there next to Aubrey when she was experiencing everything. It really is a fantastic book! L, A, M, C + P ;) Posted on: 01 Mar 2010
Posted on: 22 Apr 2010





Posted on: 01 Mar 2010



first meeting
well done to everyone who turned up this lunch-time for the first Carnegie book meeting. Thursday 4th March is the next one. Don't forget to come along. For whatever reason, you can't make it, let us know beforehand. Miss Burrell x
Posted on: 25 Feb 2010



Twilight Saga
Great second book and movie
Posted on: 01 Dec 2009



BACK TO OUR GROUP PAGE