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Sidcot School
N Somerset,
Group status: We are gathering momentum for the finaleWe are celebrating with our own award ceremony and a party. Well done everyone!

Carnegie shadowers 2016

2016 is the thirteenth year that students from Sidcot School have shadowed the Carnegie award. This year all Year 9 English groups will be reading and reviewing the books on the shortlist. There promises to be a great buzz about books and reading over the coming weeks.

There Will Be Lies by Gracie
In my opinion I think that the story was kind of action packed but also quite random and confusing, such as the 'in the dreaming' parts. The 'in the d . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by William
‘Five Children on the Western Front’ is certainly an enjoyable book but not the best I've read however this may just be me having different tastes . . .
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One by Maddy
The novel 'One' by Sarah Crossan is a gripping story of conjoined twins, they fall ill and need money for an operation, with family life getting harde . . .
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There Will Be Lies by Ellie
This book was very action packed sadly I didn't enjoy it. I felt the book was rather confusing as the plot wasn't clear. I didn't know until half way . . .
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There Will Be Lies by Grac
In my opinion the book was very action packed but quite confusing due to the many different scenes such as when she was in 'The Dreaming'. 'The Dreami . . .
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One by Rebecca
I definitely enjoyed the book 'One' because I felt that I could really relate to the characters. The book was exciting and intriguing and I thought t . . .
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Joshua
'The Rest of Us Just Live Here', is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The title is chosen perfectly, the book is about a group of frie . . .
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The Ghosts of Heaven by Lydia
The Ghosts of Heaven is a deep book. It has lots of meaning to it however it is sometimes hard to follow. It has 4 different sections in one so can b . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ellie
Lies We Tell Ourselves is an interesting book because it makes you imagine what it's like to be different to others. The story line is what it looks l . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Jonathan
The story is interesting from the start of the novel and reveals how one`s actions lead to downfall and how ignoring bad decisions can lead to justice . . .
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Fire Colour One by Jacob
The book was very good and had lots of details and an interesting plot. The start of the book confused me and kind of made me disinterested but once . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Will
This a very bleak and depressing book set in 1959 in Virginia. It is about a black girl that goes to a white people school. Sarah Dunbar is one of the . . .
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Fire Colour One by Will
The book starts with a very grabbing plot which draws the reader in to not like Iris's mother and like Iris even though she isn't the best of children . . .
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Fire Colour One by Lauren
Fire colour one was a really well written and lively novel. The plot is detailed and takes constant twists and turns, especially towards the end, with . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Henry
I thought that the book was really good but it was quite hurt full, how the girl was treated. But I would highly recommend the book to anyone. . . .
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Becket Primary school
Weston Super Mare,
Clifton High School
Bristol City Libraries
Clevedon School Book Club
N Somerset,
Which is the best cover?

When Mr Dog Bites
Apple and Rain
Cuckoo Song
The Fastest Boy in the World
Buffalo Soldier
Middle of Nowhere
More Than This
Title: This Is Not My Hat
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Winning Year: 2014

When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper, which happens to fit him perfectly, trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened. . .


Marcus Sedgwick
It was great fun when Tanya Landman came to work with students at Sidcot. Her voice rings out of Buffalo Soldier.



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