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St Albans Girls School
St Albans, Herts

Nearly time to vote!
We will be meeting next week, before the winner is announced on Monday 20th, to discuss all books and vote for our winner. So far, 'One' is favourite - will that change??
Posted on: 09 Jun 2016



Tanya Landman - 2015 Winner
We were very excited today to have a visit from last year's winner, Tanya Landman. She gave a very entertaining talk which was enjoyed by all Year 9 students.
Posted on: 22 Apr 2016



2016 - We've started!
Our shadowing group have started reading and we will be having our next meeting to discuss books read so far on Thursday 28th April.
Posted on: 22 Apr 2016



2015 Shortlist Started!
We've had our first meeting and everyone has a book to read over the Easter Holidays. We'll meet next term to discuss and choose our next books.
Posted on: 02 Apr 2015



Voting today!
We are meeting at lunchtime to cast our votes for the book we think will win and also the book we think should win! Next Thursday we will have a long meeting with cakes to discuss all the books and the merits of the actual winner.
Posted on: 05 Jun 2014



The winner!
No one in our group predicted the winner! We made our predictions the week before, and it was between 4 books - 'Wonder' had the most votes, 'Midwinterblood' and 'Greyhound of a Girl' tied for second place and third was 'In Darkness'. At our final meeting, we reviewed 'Maggot Moon' again and decided it was a worthy winner. We also reviewed the shortlist itself and decided that, in general, it was a good and varied selection, although there was a large gap between 'A Boy and a bear in a boat' and 'In Darkness'. We also liked the theme of the shortlist of moving on and death. Some members of the group are now going to read the longlist books. Shadowing the Carnegie Medal has been an enjoyable experience and we look forward to next year.
Posted on: 21 Jun 2013



5 Weeks to Go!
There has been much debate during our bi-weekly meetings. One book in particular has provoked strong feelings in many of those who have read it. In Darkness by Nick Lake has proved a struggle for some of our Year 9 group. Two group members found it difficult to finish, with others putting off reading it until they have finished some of the other titles. Possible winner or too dark for a children's book?
Posted on: 13 May 2013



2013 Shortlist - we've started!
Our group has started on the shortlist and there are some favourites already! We will vote at the end for the book we think SHOULD win and the book we think WILL win - will they be the same?
Posted on: 15 Mar 2013



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