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Group status: We have just started our Shadowing for 2017, and we can't wait to read all the books!

2017 Tuesday Reading Group

We are all very excited now that the shortlist has been revealed! Although there are some books from the longlist that Miss Costelloe is disappointed didn't make the cut ( looking at you, Orbiting Jupiter!), we think the shortlist is very strong this year. We have two groups shadowing the Carnegie, who meet after school on Monday and Tuesday every week, discuss the books and eat lots of biscuits. We can't wait to start reading and discussing!

Miss Costelloe

Salt to the Sea by Marko
Salt to the Sea was clever in that it worked in two ways; firstly, you could really tell that the author had 'done their homework'. It was (as far as . . .
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Railhead by Teymour
Railhead was a richly imagined universe, and really enjoyed it. It was interesting seeing how the guardians have been charged to protect humanity, and . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jackson
The stars at Oktober bend. One of the best children's books that has came out for a long time. It's storyline is nothing much besides your average yo . . .
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Railhead by Marcus
I liked it. It was exciting. World building like the Lord Of The Rings, but not boring. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Adam
I enjoyed the stars at Oktober Bend for its excellent use of prose and imagery as well as a riveting plot. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Millie
Sputnik's guide to life on earth if very funny and exiting. There are lots of interesting concepts like doing anything as long as you read the instruc . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Florence
I enjoyed the concept of this book as it is humorous but sad. I enjoyed the strangeness of Sputnik. . . .
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Railhead by Nat watch this vlog on Railhead! . . .
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Railhead by Miss Costelloe
This type of book is not one that I would usually read, but as soon as I started I couldn't put it down. The writing is excellent, the story is intere . . .
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Bute House Preparatory School
Hammersmith, London
Bute Bookworms
Hammersmith, London
Cambridge School & Godolphin and Latymer School
Playing for Success
What shortlisted book are you most looking forward to reading?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sprrow
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Salt to the Sea
Wolf Hollow
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp


Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the Sea is the final book we will be reading in our Carnegie book group before the big winners reveal. We hope it lives up to our high expectations!



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