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QGJS Greenaway Bookworms
Group status: This week, we are looking at 'The Song from Somewhere Else'

We are a Year 5 and Year 6 class at Queen's Gate Junior School. We read and discuss the shortlisted books every Friday during special Greenaway lessons.

Mrs Scott and Miss Podavitte

Town is by the Sea by Sophie G
I loved this book for many reasons.The main reason is because the pictures tell you something that the words might not tell you. Also the words are al . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Kay
I think this book's images are very explanatory. They explain the book well and the way that the pictures are black and white is very cool because it . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Sophie G
This book is meaningful and has a message. The meaning of this book is that we are all under the same sky and we are all equal whatever we look like. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Sophie G
This book is very informative and the drawings are very detailed. The writing has lots of information and you learn a lot from it.The good thing about . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Lauren M
Under the same Sky is one of my favourite books we have looked at so far. I loved the cut-outs and how it was adapted from a poem. . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Lauren M
I love everything about this book! I especially liked the plot twist when we find out that Nick is otherworldly. My favourite part is when she overpow . . .
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King of the Sky by Lauren M
I love how the boy names his bird in Italian, a homage to his old home. Even when he is sad, when the bird with the milk-white head, King of the Sky, . . .
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King of the Sky by Sophie G
I loved this book. It has a little twist at the end and it teaches you a lesson. In this story the boy has just moved from Rome and doesn’t feel comfo . . .
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King of the Sky by Eve
I really think 'King of the Sky' is a great picture book! I love that the boy finds the birds and called one of the birds 'king of the sky'. . . .
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QGS Carnegie Critics
STM Book Club
Chelsea Chatterbooks
Title: Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Winning Year: 2008

Little Mouse is afraid of almost everything. We learn about all his phobias, from his fear of creepy crawlies to his fear of clocks, dogs, cats and shadows. The only thing that makes him feel better is that human beings actually seem to be afraid of him!


Petr Horáček

Petr Horáček (Czech) trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator. His titles Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? won the Books for Chi . . .