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The Smell of Books
Devizes, Wiltshire
Group status: First meeting today, lots of excitement, books and hot chocolate all round! We're really impressed with the selection of books in both the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway catagory.

We are a group of book lovers from Year 7-10. We meet every Wednesday lunch time. Our award this week is for best smelling new book, which goes to...Salt to the Sea.

Salt to the Sea by Samuel
Another hard book with morals and a truth to tell, this fictional story made up from real events reveals what it was really like to be a European refu . . .
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Railhead by Benjamin
This book is honestly the 3rd best book I have ever read, It is a Sci-Fi with a hint of Steampunk, you very easily relate to the characters and become . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Samuel
This book is intriguing, it draws you in with wit, humour and its comparisons to The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. It carries hidden messages that . . .
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Beck by Samuel
This gritty book is not for the faint of heart but is rewarding with its character and strength. The will of the characters is really portrayed and al . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Angel
Wolf Hollow is simply about one girl, one bully and a mysterious man... Simple right? Whilst reading this book I have been left to feel happy, sad . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Zac
Salt to the Sea is a WWII story book but from the view of the German rejects and immigrants trying to flee from the Russians and leave Germany. Its a . . .
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Railhead by Samuel
I found this book intriguing and entertaining, the characters are perfectly explained with detailed personalities that give them a personal feel that . . .
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The Marvels by Joe
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L The illustrations mix perfectly with the delicately written story which is a very mystic read, I love the way the two stories mix a . . .
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Beck by Joe
OH MY ***W*DNFN! What an amazing book, extremely intense jam packed action along with very deep and clever ideas. This book is hard to read because o . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Angel
This book is absolutely incredible. It will move some to tears as it guides you through the life of a young and brave 12 yet 15 year old girl called A . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Lamb
Set in Alaska in the 1970's the story is told from four different teenagers perspectives; the rich character driven narrative intertwines their lives, . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by James
Genre:Comedy, with a brilliant mix of adventure and Sci-Fi. It contains Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-ish comedy, while following a totally differe . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Mrs Lamb
A small boy journeys through a menagerie of animal tribes to try and discover where he belongs. Stunning, colourful illustrations full of whimsical ch . . .
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Dolphins' Dictionary
Devizes, Wiltshire
Dauntsey's School
Devizes, Wiltshire
Devizes School
Devizes, Wiltshire

Beck - 'His mother met his father in Liverpool on a frigid night in 1907.'
Bone Sparrow - 'Sometimes at night the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean'
Railhead - 'Listen.'
Sputnik - 'Before you start anything, make a list.'
Salt to the sea - 'Guilt is a hunter.'
Stars at oktober bend - 'i am the girl manny loves'
Wolf Hollow - 'The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.'
The Smell of Other People's Houses - 'I can't stop remembering the way things were back then.'
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Loved this book too much!! - Joe


Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Mal Peet
Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the winner of the Guardian Children .