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Dartford Grammar School
Kent,
Group status: We started our shadowing group on Tuesday 31st March.



This is the fourteenth year we have taken part in the scheme and our group consists of 12 boys from Year 7 and two members of staff. We meet weekly, to read, discuss and vote on the books, and post reviews. Our event will conclude with a shadowing party, when we will all get together, announce our own winner, and find out which book won the Carnegie Medal.


Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Christopher
Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth is a very enjoyable book and the pace is perfect for a great understanding. I would strongly recommend this book for p . . .
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Railhead by Abhay
Railhead Railhead Book Review By Philip Reeve Railhead is an intriguing piece of literature which was extremely descriptive. I felt that this . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ben
This was an excellent book, one of the top 3. The characters are very well portrayed, and they have credible backstories that anyone can sympathise w . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ayogbade
Frank Cottrell Boyce, I just want to say I loved every page of this book. It was so similar to Grandpa's Great Escape, I loved how Sputnik could make . . .
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Wolf Hollow by James
My favourite book so far has been Wolf Hollow. I loved the plot and the characters were engaging. Nearly every chapter has a cliff hanger and you got . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by James
The front cover shows lots of stars which reflects the title and the genre is a bit of mystery as two characters are trying to find each other and the . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Chyke
I think that Wolf Hollow is a beautiful book with original ideas and a slower pace.Genre: Tragedy, Action. Toby is an war veteran from WW1, who bef . . .
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Railhead by christopher
This book is really engaging and a great book to read. The author slowly puts the characters into place and the story goes at a great pace for underst . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tristan
I found this book very intriguing, especially the idea of a dog who looks like a different dog to everyone apart from Prez and his uncle. Prez goes on . . .
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Railhead by christopher
Railhead is a great book and I would strongly recommend it to all ages above 9. The main character is Zen, Zen is a petty thief at the start and steal . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Akin
In the Australian refugee camp where he was born and has never left, Subhi a young boy, shares a crowded tent with his mother, older sister, and other . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Abhay
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth- Book Review By Frank Cottrell Boyce This book includes various creative ide . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Parkslauren
The Stars at Oktober Bend can be a quite perplexing book about how Alice meets Manny and their friendship.I would recommend this book to people from 1 . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ben
This story may not be as good as the others, but I still really enjoyed it! I find this book similar in some ways to Wonder by R.J Palacio. It featur . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ben
This novel shares the tragically untold story of a World War 2 evacuee ship, and the struggles of escaping the war. Everyone knows the story of the B . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by James
The Bone Sparrow is about a boy called Subhi who was born in a refugee camp. It is about how he thinks about the outside world and what happens when h . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Aditya
In full honesty, I have enjoyed the book very much in the perspective of the reader and I have especially enjoyed how the book is structured and how i . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Parkslauren
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a slightly perplexing book as it doesn't say much about Alice or Manny, the main characters before it builds them up heav . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tyler
When I first finished this book, I couldn't put the pieces of the puzzle together. But then it got me - the story of Subhi and his family really inspi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by James
The Smell of Other Peoples Houses is about different points of view of different people in Alaska and they each have different problems in their life . . .
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Railhead by James
This book was really good. I like the pace of the book and how we got to know each character really well and I loved the action and the mission that t . . .
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Dartford, Kent
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Crayford, Kent
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Dartford, Kent
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Dartford, Kent
 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet.