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Ridiculously Ravenous Readers
Reigate, Surrey

Hoorah for reading!!!!! There were so many books but we've nearly gone through them all.What a shame! Can you imagine a world where there were no more books to read...TRAGIC Its a painful thoyght but i think we should endure the pain and create an imaginary book free world. Write your ideas in a blog post and i'll put the finished product on a word document! ...Sasha...
Posted on: 16 Jun 2009

stop changing the wallpaper!
I just want to ask who is still changing the wallpaper when Miss Hammond asked us not to?Please stop doing it its really annoying every time i log on theres a different wallpaper!
Posted on: 20 May 2009

Thebook of perseverence to Polly!
Hi Polly I know how youre not quite getting into bog child, I was lucky because I did straight away, my advice is to keep on going, after all you might get into it! From Kerry (again) P.S I love bog child it rocks! :)
Posted on: 19 May 2009

Going back to the subject...
I know i have written two blogs really close to each other i would like to apologize for interupting you. CARRY ON!!!!!! BOO age limits sasha
Posted on: 19 May 2009

to kerry
wassup lolz hows are you
Posted on: 19 May 2009

changing the subject...
Well, sorry to change the subject (although i also am completely opposed to giving books age limits) but i am about to start/just started Bog Child and need help as i cannot get into the storyline.I have heard that i should persevere because it gets better but i'm not sure . I'll persevere anyway-'coz i'm like that!
Posted on: 19 May 2009

Hi everyone!
I think that age limits should be banned whats the point in them??? If you think your book is to mature or adult for you then you would stop reading it! I think that instead there should be a clear warning if the author thinks it isnt suitable for younger readers on the front of the book. People also need to stop worrying about if a book is to mature for a child of our age most of the things that are in the books we already know about ie; alchohol, smoking, swearing.... These books content isnt going to affect children who are reading it because the people who would be doing that kind of "stuff" wouldnt be reading a book about it but doing it themselves. From Kerry XXX P.s do you agree or is it just me???
Posted on: 18 May 2009

To Chloe
Just writing to say i totally agree with you its not fair on other mature children. George
Posted on: 18 May 2009

Age Limits.
Pardon me for being so forward, but age limits? How stupid is the world becoming? I first heard abot age limits when our libraian Mrs Magowan told us how a school in dubai had taken Black Rabbit Summer off their short list. Their resons were: @ It mentions drugs and alchohol. I think this is really silly as it stops you learning about the worlds problems though fiction. Then Sasha told us about how our local book shop refused to sell her younger sister a book without her gardian being there. This is just not fair. Some Jaquiline Wilson books have worse than that in! What do you think? Fair, unfair or just plain stupid? Give me your opinion by writing: To George Write soon George!!
Posted on: 18 May 2009

age limits?-Hannah
i do not agree with age limits because they stop you from buying or reading the books you want to!-surely if you are not aloud to read a book then you will try as hard as you can to find out about it! i think if the person reads the first few pages and doesnt understand what it is about then they will stop reading it wont they! do you agree?
Posted on: 12 May 2009

Black Rabbit Summer. Should it be banned?
Hi everyone. Its Chloe. At the moment im reading the Ostrich Boys which is a really good book!I would highly recemend it!In our carnegie group today (12th may)we started a discussion about a headteacher in dubi who had banned Black Rabbit Summer from the shortlist as it was a muslim country and the teacher thought that it was to old for the children or the children were not mature enough. I havent read Black Rabbit summer yet but i think from what i heard that its quite a mature book but as long as you can deal with things like that anyone should read it!Basically its real life and issues like that can happen. It was propbably against there religion but i would say we are old enough to know about things like that.If it was put on the shortlist a load of children must have read it and recemended it.So do you think the teacher was being unfair?should there be age limits on books?Send your views to me by writng To Chloe at the top of your blog with your view on age limits.
Posted on: 12 May 2009

this is the most awsome book
i have just found a book that is so cool, it is called Cosmic by Frank Cotrrell Boyce I have only read 30 or so pages and already it is the most interesting, descriptive, witty, funny and clever book it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awsome it blew my mind when i read it it is by far the best in my eyes on the shortlist by Mitchell Nunn
Posted on: 12 May 2009

i am really enjoying reading cosmic it is about a 12 year old boy who is really really tall and has a beard! on his first day at secondry school the headmistress thought that he was the new graphic teacher and made him do an opening speech infront of the whole school! he was to scared to admit that he was a year 7! i am really enjoying it and hope you will read it!
Posted on: 12 May 2009

I have just been waiting around the book box looking at only two different books!! But then my luck changed and someone put Black Rabbit Summer in, intrigued (is that spelt right!!) to know why it caused so much discussion!! i decided to give it ago, although i havn't started it yet!!! Olivia (CD) X
Posted on: 12 May 2009

The Ostrich Boys
This is a really good book im enjoying it so much! Give it a go!
Posted on: 07 May 2009

An impressed Miss Hammond!
Wowzas you lot! It's brilliant to see you've been using the site and getting reviews up for other groups to read. I'm currently reading 'Ostrich Boys' and enjoying it so far - I'm learning all about collective nouns! What are you all reading? Make a blog post to tell us all what you think of your book so far!
Posted on: 06 May 2009

At home...
YAY!!! At home reading from the shortlist is better because there is no time limit for reading, unless you read all day... I just can't wait-i dont know what for- but just reading is exciting. It's amazing how we're just one little group out of Everywhere-great minds think alike!!! Sasha
Posted on: 05 May 2009

The big box
The box of all our books is massive- there were soooo many nominated. Its compleatly diffrent to any thing I have ever done. All the books have diffrent qualitys- and there are so many to read! How many have you read? I've just finished my seventh- and i am reading my eights and ninth books. The thing I love about the books is that you can read them any where- on your bed eating toast, On the way to school and just about anywhere else. Also alot of the books link in with my school work and I can use them for researching- so helpful for homework!!! I hope you are enjoying the books as much as I am. Bye for now!!! George P.s I am loving Bog child the best book ever.
Posted on: 05 May 2009

my top 3 books
my 3 favorite books have to be The Roar, Young samurai way of the warrior and The stuff of nightmares by Malorie Blackman. The roar because it is very good at describing the scene.Young samurai way of the warrior because it has a very good storyline and The stuff of night mares because it is the most gripping book i have read in my life posted by Mitchell Nunn
Posted on: 05 May 2009

Empty Quarter by Julia Golding
This book had an interesting concept but failed to fully keep my attetion. I lost interest 200 Pages in. I think the concept of teenage spies has already been exploited to the maximum (Alex Rider, Cherub, Jimmy Coates, etc.)
Posted on: 05 May 2009

i am enjoying reading the books on the short list and have also read many others and every book has a right to win! i cannot wait to find out the winner but i think it will be very close! i would definatly get you to read the dragonfly pool even though it is not on the short list i could not put it down! ways to live forever is also a good book but is very sad!
Posted on: 05 May 2009

Posted on: 05 May 2009

I have read quite a few books since joining the carnegie group but not any from the shortlist yet!I am going to start reading the ostrich boys and then cosmic because they both look very interesting. I would highly recemend that you read blood ties even though it wasent shortlisted it is still a fantastic book!Also try the dragonfly pool,great for girls!
Posted on: 05 May 2009

my thoughts

Posted on: 05 May 2009

The shortlist...
I dont know how many i've read on the shortlist but probably the books that no one has read yet.One moment- OK.I'm definitely on my third, although I have read loads more than just three. I'm not going to even try to count those! sasha
Posted on: 05 May 2009

In the library
Every Tuesday, we meet up in our school library to discuss the books we have read and pick new ones. We were very glad to see that lots of the books we hsve read and enjoyed are in the shortlist. Look at our reviews to see which ones we recommend.
Posted on: 17 Apr 2009