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Group status: We've enjoyed looking at the Greenaway books and we're now reading some from the Carnegie shortlist.

The Kimbookworm shadowers

The Kimbookworms meet on Thursday lunchtimes for discussion, games and chocolate and our Middles Reading group meets on Wednesdays. I wonder if the two groups will vote for the same titles!


Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alex
Though the writing in this book is brilliant, for me, it is the underlying message that makes it an excellent read. It explains that, though difficult . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Hattie
This book has amazing pictures, I love how geometric but realistic they are. Some of my favourite pictures are of the fox, the fire salamander and th . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Christopher
An excellent take on a classic book with stunning illustrations. As good of a read as it was years ago. If you haven't read it, I can't recommend it e . . .
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Tidy by Owen
It is nice at the begining because the badger is kind and eco freindly but when the leaves fall his OCD kicks and makes a muck of everything and start . . .
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The Marvels by Matthew
A very good book about a shipwreck, with a good mix of pictures and writing. . . .
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The Marvels by Cameron
I think it is a very clever way to write a book because there are two similar stories running alongside each other, one illustrated, one written. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ishan
This book had me laughing at certain bits and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I'd recommend this book to anybody of any age because it has a nice story a . . .
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Tidy by Reuben
A different take on the Logging Industry that plagues our world. It highlights the unseen consequences of actions that were meant to be benevolent. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Daisy
It has the most amazing illustrations that captivated me. The pictures are also very funny and some of them made me laugh a lot! It is also an wonderf . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Hattie
The pictures in this book are amazing, my favourite one was of the whales. The story is amazing. I love the way the children in the tribe are dressed . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Alex
This book is a great introduction to poetry and rhyming, but more importantly for the prize, the illustrations are amazing! With pencil outlines and . . .
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Tidy by Matthew
An interesting read about a badger who wants to strip the planet of its natural beauties . . .
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The Marvels by Josh
It was a beautiful book with very good illustrations and a incredible attracting plot, with a sneaky plot twist. Altogether a definite must-read for a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ellis
The characters in this story look really funny and the story seems really good, even though I have not read it. This looks like a book for most ages. . . .
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Tidy by Cameron
I believe the book 'Tidy' is an example of an eco-terrorist destroying an entire forest for what he believes is the greater good. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Ellis
This book looks really good and the pictures look amazing. The pictures tell the story really well. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Hart
Set against the backdrop of a small farm community during WWII, the main theme of Wolf Hollow is to do with how we treat others and covers some very d . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Hart
I'm so glad I picked this book up and persevered; the lack of punctuation and capital letters may put some readers off but stick with it! It is the mo . . .
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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


Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .



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