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King James's Royal Readers
Knaresborough,
Group status: We meet in the school library every Thursday lunchtime



Salt to the Sea by Hannah
I haven't cried this much about a book for a very long time! The way this book described the characters and the situations that these characters fou . . .
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Railhead by Tynan
Overall, Railhead was an amazing book with twists and turns. I loved all of the train fights and other worldly characters. I really related to Zen be . . .
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Railhead by Tom
This book has a theme of "adventureness" running all the way through it and has many dramatic and unexpected events. My favourite character is Raven b . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sam
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book because it is certainly not the kind of thing I would normally read and the cover did not heighten my exp . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tom
This has a childish feeling to it, however when you look deeper into the book you can see the many different views and contrasts between characters es . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Tabbie
Incredible. Intriguing. Heart-wrenching. Truthful. Real. Emotional. This book is one of the most truthful and real feeling books I have ever read. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Evan
This is a very different book and it is not what I am used to, not in a bad way! The way it went from person to person and gave their thoughts on t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emily
This book is set in 1945. Four young people, each from a very different background, have ended up on a boat together at the end of the war. The war a . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Samantha
Wolf Hollow is a lovely book and has a sad but peaceful end. It teaches you a life long lesson, that it is bad and sometimes dangerous to lie. Althou . . .
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Beck by Mrs C
A moving and vividly described story of a young boy in the early 20th century that is unfortunately based on fact. I found the story, despite its su . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily
Most of this story is narrated by Alice. She finds it hard to speak, so she tells a story through poetry. She has no memories from before the age of t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tabbie
I wasn't expecting what happens in this book. I'm normally very quick at working out what the twist is going to be, if there is going to be one at all . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tabbie
This book grabs you and pulls you in right from the start, then keeps you interested the whole way through. Subhi is a great character because he s . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sam
I really enjoyed this book for several reasons, firstly I have a very good relationship with my grandpa so I could really relate to Prez when his Gran . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs C
A sensitive story dealing with loyalty, friendship, family, prejudice, the truth and bullying. Annabelle believes in justice; her feelings of what is . . .
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Railhead by Mrs C
I surprised myself by enjoying this well written story. I am not a sci-fi fan but this is so intricately crafted that you can visualise all the charac . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs C
Such a beautiful, soulfuI and tragic tale. I found it hard to get into at first, however once immersed in the story and the wonderful, magical, vivid . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Samantha
Stars at Oktober Bend is a lovely story and I love that Alice, although she has a medical problem, she never gives up on what she wants to do. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Evan
This book is an amazing and heart-breaking story and it made a tear fall down my cheek. I didn't know that something like this was going on in the wor . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emily
This is a very different book. It is about four different characters whose stories are all intertwined. The stories are separate, but every character . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Emily
The Bone Sparrow is a book about hope and friendship. The main character collects images of the world outside from stories told by the others around . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Beth
Really good book, emotionally captivating, sad, strong, proud, there are hundreds of emotions wrapped up in this book. Really really great read, . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs C
An amusing and light-hearted read, which also dealt with family, friendship, fitting in and looking at what really matters in life. Speaking as a gra . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Leo
This book was funny but at points, you couldn't tell what was going to happen next which also made it exciting! Would definitely recommend to 9-13 yea . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Millie
I think it's really heart-breaking to finally realise that while we are here having fun and enjoying life, there are situations where children are bei . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Evan
This book is an amazing adventure, it is hilarious and strange. I really like the way 'Sputnik' is Russian for companion (I did my research) and only . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs C
A sad and moving tale from the point of view of four teenagers, a Lithuanian, a Prussian, a Pole and a German. Joana, Florian, Emilia and Alfred tell . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs C
Beautifully narrated by Subhi, who sees his world in such a vivid way that you are transported into the awfulness that he has to endure. His escape in . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs C
After a slow start, this book developed into a beautiful tale of several lives intertwined; seen, smelt and felt through the eyes of teenagers. . . .
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Which book would you like to win?

Sputnik's guide to life on earth
17% (2 votes)

The bone sparrow
17% (2 votes)

Salt to the sea
42% (5 votes)

Wolf hollow
25% (3 votes)

 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is one of the country's finest children's book illustrators. He has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal - for Pirate Diary and Gulliver's Travels. He is a political cartoonist for the Observer and has collaborated wi .