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The King's School Worcester

Group status: We are a group of 8, Year 9 WRAITH members (writing, reading and imaginative thinking).

The library is our second home...books are a happy place!

Mrs Capell

Wolf Hollow by Mrs Capell
I loved (most) of the characters in this book. It is a beautifully written story which is as thought provoking as it is evocative - one of my favouri . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Capell
The storyline for this book was thought provoking and rather harrowing, but the way the story was told was not quite the style for me... . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Capell
I found this book a little slow to begin with, I just didn't seem to 'gel' with it. Having said that, it really made me think long and hard about the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Capell
I loved this book! Funny and imaginative, but combined with two serious themes, it kept me engaged throughout. I enjoyed it as much as my 8 year old . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Capell
There are many things I liked about this book - the characters and their stories, and also learning about a major tragedy I had no previous knowledge . . .
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Beck by Mrs Capell
A tricky review this one - I can see why there is much debate over whether it is a children's book or not - there are some grown up, distressing scene . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Capell
I really enjoyed this book. I knew almost nothing about Alaska before reading this, so loved learning about the area and people. I also felt involve . . .
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The Hive
Royal Grammar School Worcester
The Alice Ottley School
Favourite 2017 Carnegie Shortlisted book

Rail Head
Wolf Hollow
Salt to the sea
The stars at Oktober Bend
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth
The bone sparrow
The smell of other people's houses
Title: Dogger
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Winning Year: 1977

Dogger shows the distress the loss of a toy causes a child, as well as the reality of family life. Filled with humour this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to read aloud.