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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: Loving our extended Book Club lunch meetings!

Carnegie Shadowing Group 2017

The Carnegie Medal is shadowed by students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. We are all members of a lively Book Club that meets every week in the Library to talk about books and authors including new discoveries as well as old favourites. This year, we are having regular hourly meetings to discuss our first impressions of the books, swap books, write reviews and enjoy some reading time together.

Mrs Wilks & Mrs Norman

Wolf Hollow by Miriam
This book has been anything other than what I was expecting. Whilst the title suggests a werewolf or fantasy novel, the book itself is anything but. A . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ellie
From the first sentence, this book captivated me entirely. The author has constructed an almost tangible world which is beautiful in the sense of . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sanaa
Immediately when I opened the book I was drawn in by the sudden, abrupt start, from the first line you get a good idea of the character and get a glim . . .
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Beck by Sonali
My first impression of the book was that it was going to be a book that dealt with heavy issues throughout its plotline, issues that could provide pot . . .
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Railhead by Alice
My First Impressions of Railhead As soon as I picked up the book I felt like I could never put it down. Although the sentences are packed with desc . . .
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My favourite place to read is....

in the Library.
15% (5 votes)

in bed.
56% (19 votes)

on the loo!
12% (4 votes)

in class, sneaking my book under the table so no one can see it.
6% (2 votes)

in the sun.
12% (4 votes)

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

Lots of us have been captivated by this haunting and atmospheric book.... 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


Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Mal Peet
Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the winner of the Guardian Children .



Chobham Academy Book Group

Chobham Academy Book Group

Chobham Academy Book Group

Chobham Academy Book Group