Taverham High School Norwich, Group status: Our sixteenth year of shadowing the Carnegie Medal and looking forward to getting stuck into the books!
Railhead by Mrs G This is an exciting book and I can see why the film rights have already been bought. I do hope that Philip Reeve is going to continue with the advent . . . read full review
Beck by Mrs G We know that this story is based in truth, that this kind of experience was real. That makes the story so painful to read, although it is beautifully . . . read full review
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs G What an emotive story. It really does transport the reader to Alaska and to 'America's Last Frontier'. Not only can we see the pictures in our minds . . . read full review
Which of these past winners would you recommend or read?
Title: The Other Side of Truth Author: Beverly Naidoo Winning Year: 2000
This is a moving and topical story of a Nigerian brother and sister fleeing oppression and seeking asylum in the UK. It was written at the time of the killing of the radical journalist Ken Saro-Wiwa by General Sani Abacha. It skilfully blends fact and fic
The author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Our group loved that book so can't wait to read Salt to the Sea.