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St John Fisher RC High School
Harrogate,

Could you be an Awards judge?
If you can read 121 books in 4 months you could do this job!
Posted on: 07 Jun 2018



Nearly finished!
Results day is not far off and Fishers Shadowers are busy finishing off the last few titles on the shortlist (APART FROM CC). Mrs P and Florence have read them all, even the ones they didn't like! Top favourite is After the Fire followed by The Hate You Give. The one we like the least is Saint Death though we do like the author! The Lord is Good.
Posted on: 07 Jun 2018



Alison Casells
A Carnegie judge visited us during our meeting this week to talk us through the selection process for the award. It was very interesting and we thank her for her time. In other news, Libby has finally worked out how to use this whole thing and has made two contributions to the page. This is the second. Lin-ay's cake was impeccable as always and Florence has been very helpful in writing this blog. The Lord is Good.
Posted on: 06 Jun 2018



Halfway into Carnegie!
We are halfway into the Carnegie race! However - we must shame T for forgetting cake! Also, C has sinned and not finished any books.
Posted on: 01 May 2018



Welcome to Carnegie 2018!
The Carnegie Book Award Shadowing was launched in cake on Monday 19 March with a gathered team of Caolan, Flo, Libz, Rheanna, Lin-ay, Tyler, Connor, Alex, Katie J, Mrs P and Mrs K. The short list is varied and accessible, we like the idea of Rook to start us off before we hit the thicker tomes! No clear favourites yet though Flo having read the proof copy of The Hate U Give already has a flying start!
Posted on: 11 May 2017



It's Carnegie 2014!
Welcome to the latest selection of titles in the Carnegie short list. Quite a mixture as you will see ranging from gentle stories with a slight touch of excitement (Rooftoppers and Liar and Spy) to the mysterious (All the Truth that's is Me) and the thrilling (Bunker Diary). Which one will you choose?
Posted on: 28 Apr 2014



Books are awesome!
Im reading a book called "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman. This is a very interesting book about a young boy who's parents have been murdered and he has wandered off to a graveyard and is taken in by some ghosts who have always wanted to have a baby but they were dead so they can't. This is a life story book that i quite enjoyed.
Posted on: 30 May 2012



Welcome to Carnegie 2012!
Many of the books are aimed at the younger reader but if you want something more mature try 'Between Shades of Gray' by Ruta Sepetys. Set in 1941 this is a fictionalised account of a real event. Did you know that Stalin deported thousands of Lithuainians and other Europeans from their homelands? They were removed to labour camps and prisons, some ended up in Siberia in very harsh conditions. Many were imprisoned for up to 12 years. What was their crime? Simply being an 'intellectual' in Soviet eyes. This meant that many teachers, librarians and professors were removed. Do read this book.
Posted on: 23 May 2012



AND THE WINNER IS..
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. Not the popular choice at SJF - do you think that a book that is part of a trilogy should be included on a book award short list? This Patrick Ness trilogy is worth a read however. Get into the story with The Knife of Never Letting Go, the action mounts for Todd and Viola in The Ask and the Answer and a cliffhanger ending starts off the final book Monsters of Men.
Posted on: 28 Jun 2011



Miss Gribble is now in charge!
Miss Gribble takes over from Miss Gregg for the final month of June. She will be ensuring you get those reviews done and posted to the site. We are hoping that the excellent video you made can be shown somewhere within school - watch this space!
Posted on: 23 May 2011



WELCOME TO CARNEGIE 2011!
Miss Gregg will be encouraging her classes to read their way through the short list during English periods. There are six books of varying length (!) to get through then you can post your reviews online. Happy Reading!
Posted on: 27 Apr 2011



THE ASK AND THE ANSWER
We have now received several copies of this book. Please ask a librarian for a copy.
Posted on: 24 May 2010



REVIEWS PLEASE!!
Enjoyed your book? Then let everyone know by submitting a review on the site. Think your book is a dead loss? We need to know that too so get if off your chest with a review!
Posted on: 19 May 2010



THE ASK AND THE ANSWER
This has been ordered but has gone to reprint so we are still waiting for our 5 copies. If you are keen to read the sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go let us know at the library desk.
Posted on: 19 May 2010



CATCH A CARNEGIE!
Most of the books have now been delivered and are now being read eagerly. Don't forget to check at the Library desk to see what's still available: currently we have 4 copies of Graveyard Book, 2 copies of Chains, and one copy of Nation.
Posted on: 19 May 2010



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