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Congratulations Librarians
Today CBA's librarian's won a gold award and celebrated in style also I would like to let you know that I am currently reading Patrick Ness' More Than This and am delighted so far.
Posted on: 27 Mar 2015



Hes back
after a four day absence our technician Edward is BACK hopefully for good
Posted on: 27 Mar 2015



Dont judge a book by its cover
Its me again guys. Today I wanted to let you guys know about the mistakes you are making when judging a book by its cover. When I was in my second year of junior school was when i judged a book by its cover and then when i got to year 6 i decided to read that book and it turned out to be my favourite book of all time. The reason I'm telling you this is because I don't want you guys making my same mistake. So NEVER judge a book by its cover! All the best Kermit
Posted on: 26 Mar 2015



Your New Manager
Hi guys my name is Kurt or Kermit as I preferred to be called and I am the new manager of this web page. I am incredibly honoured to have been chosen for this job and I will not let you guys down all the best and see you soon Kermit
Posted on: 25 Mar 2015



Hi from Stacey
Hi my name is Stacey Stratford; I am 13 years old and in Year 8. I attend Corby Business Academy. This is my 2nd year taking part in the Carnegie Awards and so far I have read 6 of the 8 books. I have already beaten the amount that I read last year!  I have read Trash, The Midnight Zoo, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, My name is Mina, Between Shades of Gray and Small Change for Stuart. I have just finished Between Shades Of Gray: I think it was really good and was important to see what those people had to go through. I like reading because you can just relax with a good story. I quite like historical books. By the end of the Carnegie, I hoped to have read “Between Shades of Grey; this book sounded good and was recommended. So far, I think the winner is “Between Shades Of Gray.” This is because it’s a very good read and is really interesting.
Posted on: 29 May 2012



Hi
Hi my name is Stacey Stratford; I am 13 years old and in Year 8. I attend Corby Business Academy. This is my 2nd year taking part in the Carnegie Awards and so far I have read 5 of the 8 books. I have already beaten the amount that I read last year!  I have read “Trash, The Midnight Zoo, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, My name is Mina and Small Change for Stuart.” I have just finished Small Change for Stuart: I think it was quite good, its funny trying to keep up with the father’s big words and Stuarts Adventures. I like reading because you can just relax with a good story. I quite like historical books. By the end of the Carnegie, I hope to have read “Between Shades of Grey; this book sounds good and has been recommended. So far, I think the winner is “My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece.” This is because it’s a very good read and is really realistic. 
Posted on: 21 May 2012



Introducing our members - Chloe
Hi my name is Chloe and I am in Year 7. This is my first year shadowing the Carnegie medal and I have only two more of the books to read. My favourite hobbies are reading, reading, playing on my Net book and more reading !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favourite book so far is the Monsters of Men book as it is truly awesome!!!!!!! I think I got my reading habits off my Mum, it seems like she reads 24/7. Lol. Well bye now.
Posted on: 11 May 2011



Introducing our members - Kelsey
Hi I am Kelsey, I am 14 and I am in Year 9. This is my 3rd year shadowing the Carnegie Medal, I find it very interesting and I like to read books with the themes of romance, reality and adventure which are just the sort of book which the Carnegie seems to like. I am really hoping to be able to attend the award ceremony this year!
Posted on: 09 May 2011



Introducing our members - Karla
Hi! I'm Karla and I'm in Year 7 at Corby Business Academy. I am going to read all the books on the shortlist. At the moment I am reading White Crow, although I have just started it I think it seems like a good book, as long as you like a bit of horror! I know I can't wait to find out the winner, so I hope you can't wait either! Bye!
Posted on: 06 May 2011



Meet our members - Charlie
My name is Charlie, I am 12 years old and I am in Year 7. I like to read because I have a great imagination and I like to use it in books. I like to read the good, describing words in a book instead of watching a film. I also like to read books, because they are good for passing the time. I'm currently reading Out of the Shadows. I find it very mature, I reckon it is for 12+ because it is very sensible and it is about war. I think this book should win the Carnegie Medal because it is easy to understand and it tells you about life in Zimbabawe after the war. This is a really good book because it is educational and understandable; there are not many characters so it is easy to follow.
Posted on: 06 May 2011



Meet our members - Alice
Hi, my name is Alice and I am 11 years old. I am in the shadowing group at CBA. I am reading Monsters of Men now, but plan to read more shortlisted books too.
Posted on: 06 May 2011



Introducing our members - Alex
Hi! My name's Alex, I'm 13 years old and I am in Yr8 in Corby Business Academy. I love reading and I thought taking part in Carnegie Shadowing would be a fantastic opportunity to read some interesting books that I most likely wouldn't have given a second glance at before. Carnegie has definately changed my view in what sort of books I will choose to read in the future and I'm so happy to be part of something like this. I am normally quite shy around people I don't know and find it hard to give my ideas and opinions to a large group of people confidently, but I believe that doing activities and talking about books we have read in the meetings will help me overcome these flaws.
Posted on: 06 May 2011



Intoroducing our members - Stacey
Hi, My name is Stacey, I am 12 years old and am in Year 7 at Corby Business Academy. I enjoying reading because it is peaceful and takes my mind off other things. So far I have read one shortlisted book - The Bride's Farewell. I thought this book was really good and recommend it to people my age and above. At the moment I am reading The Death Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean. I have not read much of it, but it is quite good so far. So far I think The Bride's Farewell should win this year's Carnegie Medal because it told me about the horrible, scary life of a young, beautiful girl and I couldn't put it down.
Posted on: 06 May 2011



Battle of the Books
Hi everyone! At the moment we are also doing a great competition called the Battle of the Books. Which is when staff and students team up in pairs and both read the same book. Then the member of staff and the student have to write 20 questions each for the other about the book. Then the member of staff and the student go to the library at any time to answer each other's questions. Then Miss. Mckay (the librarian) will add up the scores to see who wins! But, obvioulsy it will be the students!!! Megan
Posted on: 14 May 2009



Meggy Sandwich
Hi! I'm Megan A.K.A Meggy Sandwhich. I love reading i always try to bring a book to school. My favourite books are the Twilight saga. I'm always willing to try any new books, and am currently reading Bog Child for the Carnegie. I hope to be a writer when I am older. And I think reading really good books will help me for the future. GO READING!!!! ^-^
Posted on: 14 May 2009



Meet our members
Hi, my name is Nikki and I really enjoy reading. I have varied taste, but I dont like horror. Romance and comedy are my favourite genres. Angue, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging is the best book I have ever read. Hey I am Emily Ellen Carroll. I live with my Mom and Dad and my two dogs Molly and Maisie. I love reading! I loved every line of The Knife Of Never Letting Go. It's now my second favourite book (after Twilight obviously!).
Posted on: 11 May 2009



Fab CBAs meeting last night
We had a fantastic Corby Book Addicts meeting last night, I wished it would never end! We started off discussing the different shortlisted books we're reading and telling each other how we're finding them. Very difficult to do without giving plot spoilers away! This rapidly led to a full-on, very loud debate on age banding, when I asked Danielle (Year 7) how she's finding Black Rabbit Summer. The entire group agreed that the suggestion that it is only for over 14s is very condescending to them and Emily pointed out that most soap operas are more graphic in their storylines and description. We finally decided that most 11 year olds we are know are mature and responsible enough to set their own limits with regards to reading material. I'm so glad that Black Rabbit Summer is shortlisted, not only did I really enjoy reading it, but it opened up this fantastic debate to us. FROM NIKKI: I loved our meeting last night! Most people like Black Rabbit Summer, but up to now I prefer Bog Child - I cant put it down! We are glad all these wonderful books were chosen, we would have never picked them up before. I was stunned that the books we where reading were as good (if not better!) as the normal books we choose ourselves.
Posted on: 07 May 2009



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