Chobham Academy Book Group 40 Cheering lane, London Group status: Enjoying this year's shortlisted books!
Speed dating with books
Clayton Hall Academy is a mixed state school for 11 - 16 year old students. There are 10 pupils plus Mrs. Corbett the librarian shadowing this year's shortlist.
Salt to the Sea by Amelia The hard, harsh truth of war is brought to life in this amazingly descriptive and authentic book. The plot follows a group of refugees as they flee fr . . . read full review
The Bone Sparrow by Amelia This book brought the hard truth about life as a refugee in a easy-to-understand kind of way that really pulls on your heart strings. The lovable char . . . read full review
Wolf Hollow by Amelia This remarkable book is about the dangers of judging people by their appearance and not their actions. Someone who looks sweet can still act terribly . . . read full review
After reading 'Bone Sparrow' and 'Salt to the Sea' I've found that my opinion on refugees has change dramatically. What is your opinion on Refugees?
Title: Stone Cold Author: Robert Swindells Winning Year: 1993
Homeless, frightened and alone, Link finds himself down-and-out in London after fleeing from his brutish stepfather. He only survives because he's befriended by streetwise Ginger. When Ginger suddenly disappears, Link is in despair. Then he meets Gail, a
Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.