Driffield, East Yorkshire
Carnegie Shadowing 2016
Its that time of year again! We have started reading our Carnegie Books and are enjoying them so far.
Looking forward to reading them all and voting for our winner!
Posted on: 19 Apr 2016
A new year and a new shortlist. The 2014 Carnegie shortlist is certainly interesting. And it seems some of the younger people of the group agree. Each member has either liked the books they have read so far, or thought they were downright weird.
There looks to be a mix of genres and ages for the shortlist, and with every members different taste in reading material, we are probably in for some unique reviews, which I, personally, am looking forward to reading.
So, I am going to make a start on my Carnegie book: 'Liar & Spy'. The blurb sounds interesting. ;)
Posted on: 25 Mar 2014
carnegie book choice :)
Posted on: 12 Jun 2012
Title of Book Announced!
Today after a long and unforgiving wait we have finally recieved our new books. They are called "A Million Shades of Grey" By Cynthia Kadohata. This is the Blurb;
At twelve years old, Tin is the youngest elephant handler in his village. He loves nothing more than spending his days looking after his elephant, Lady, and dreaming of being an elephant trainer when he grows up.
But as Tin dreams of his future, the world around himis being changed dramatically by the events of the Vietnam War, and when Viet Cong attack his village, Tin's life is turned upside down. Suddenly held hostage by soldiers who don't care if he lives or dies, Tin has to harness all his courage to escape from his captors and save no only his own life, but his precious elephant's too.
It looks quite interesting and we hope we enjoy it!
Posted on: 31 Jan 2012
Our favourite carnegie so far
Our favourite of the books out of the six is Out Of The Shadows. Next is the Prisioner Of The Inquisition then Death Defing Pepper Roux, some people still need to vote though so we don't know for sure.
Posted on: 21 Jun 2011
Posted on: 22 Jun 2010
The story competition
We asked writer James David to judge a writing competition for the 'best beginning of a story' and for the 'story as a whole'. The winners were anounced and they were for the best beginning - Ellen Rix and the runner up is Melissa Greenlaw ( from Driffield juniors)
And for best story was... Liam Jeffrey ( from Driffield school) and the runner up was Daniel Edeson. Thank you to all those that entered and we hope that you all keep up the writing.
Posted on: 25 May 2010
Carnegie and bits and bobs :)
Todays meeting, we talked about the Carnegie books that some of us had read in the past week. I am going to read The Graveyard Book after Bronti, it looks brilliant. we have also discussed copyright and what that includes in authors rights. copyright is very confusing :P lol. bye for now :)
Posted on: 18 May 2010
Carnegie Catch up
Well, Today we all met and did a catch up on the books we've read and what we thought of them, I've read the Graveyard one and i thought it was rather good if i do say so. Were also organising getting a book published of " Short Stories + Poems" which should be good. So most of the class's should be working on that soon. I think me and Keri will be doing some poems :) That seems to be our speciality atm XD Byyyeeeee, (:
Posted on: 11 May 2010
Today our meeting started off with a chat about the books chosen for the Carnegie award, we've each chosen a book to read, I chose 'The Ask & the Answer' as I've read the 1st one .We are sorting the website out atm changing details etc etc. I'm gonna go now bye :)
Posted on: 04 May 2010
The Second Meeting
At todays meeting we talked about the books we had read from the book swap we did before the holiday. the books were: Witchchild,
10 things to do before you're 16.
after we had talked about them we moved on to ideas of how to promote other books to the rest of our school and motivate them to read more... bye bye :)
Posted on: 13 Apr 2010
Throughout our meeting we have been orginising our new carnegie website (:
We have been diciding on the back grounds, colours and the best vampire books.
With me and Keri being EMENCE vampire book fans we created a poll on which books are the best out of them.
Me + Keri agreed that TrueBlood are the best, but out of the poll Twilight is winning.
Which is alright because they are extremly popular. We all agreed that.
I'm going to sign of now..... BYE :)
Posted on: 23 Mar 2010
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