South Wilts Grammar School Salisbury, Wiltshire Group status: Let the reading begin!
Looking forward to reading and discussing all the shortlisted books this year.
Beyond the Bright Sea by Joanne This is another wonderful book from Lauren Wolk. It is a totally different story from her first book (Wolf Hollow) but is written with the same compa . . . read full review
After the Fire by Joanne This is a book that you can't put down! It's written retrospectively and as a consequence you just want to read more to find out the whole story, as . . . read full review
Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Gardiner Beyond the bright sea is the story of Crow and the mystery surrounding her birth and where she came from. Lauren Wolk creates an atmospheric and visua . . . read full review
Wed Wabbit by Eve I think this book is AMAZING! It's really funny and I love the characters Fidge and Doctor Carrot. It has a nice message at the end and I think that . . . read full review
Does the cover of a book influence whether or not you choose to read it?
No, I would look at the blurb on the back and flick through the book to make my decision.
43% (3 votes)
Title: The Graveyard Book Author: Neil Gaiman Winning Year: 2010
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.
Will Hill worked
as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write
full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a
series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in
Londo . . .