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Group status: Things are hotting up as we prepare to make our decision about which book will win, there's a lean towards The Bone Sparrow but we also loved The Stars at Oktober Bend!

The Sherburn Shadows, Readers Extraordinare!

We're are an enthusiastic team of great readers with lots of opinions to share. Reading is our passion so shadowing the Carnegie Medal has been a breeze. We love eating treats whilst discussing the books and can't wait to vote for our winner!

The Bone Sparrow by Mia
I really loved The Bone Sparrow as it gave me a perspective on life in refugee camps and about how hard life is for them. However, I also love the fac . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs H
As a very contemporary issue, The Bone Sparrow brought home to me the plight of the many thousands of people who suffer the indignity of having to rel . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Hannah
I really enjoyed Salt to the Sea because it was interesting and I couldn't put it down. It is not normally a book that I would choose to read. I think . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Holly
I really love Salt to the sea as it is interesting and you get quite engaged in the book. It is really detailed and paints a good picture in your mind . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ellie
This book intrigued me with the subtle blending front cover, although the blurb had me in love. This is the type of book that I can never put down and . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs H
This took me a while to get into mainly due to the number of characters and flipping backwards and forwards in their lives. I really enjoyed the cultu . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs H
I loved this quirky tale of Prez and Sputnik. There were many hilarious moments making me laugh out loud, however it also made me quite sad for Prez a . . .
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Beck by Mrs H
At times, quite shocking but really beautifully written with honesty and sensitivity. The highs and lows of Beck's life really filled you with the hop . . .
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The Book Worms
Garforth ILC
Judge a book by its cover! Which one most appeals to you?

Wolf Hollow
The smell of other people's houses
The stars at Oktober bend
The Bone Sparrow
Sputnik's guide to life on earth
Salt to the sea
Rail Head
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


Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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