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St John Fisher RC High School

The group has been reading lots of books. We have had the Carnegie Judge Alison Cassels come and visit us and she explained how the whole system worked - it was very interesting! We are still keen bakers and discuss books over cakes on a Monday. :)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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