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King Edward VI Handsworth School
Group status: "So many books, so little time"

An "eventful" day at KE Handsworth Book Club!

Book Club is currently reading the selected shortlisted books for the Carnegie medal. Railhead caused a mixed reaction amongst us, as did Sputnick's Guide To Life On Earth. However, most people are enjoying the rest, especially The Bone Sparrow!

Ella, Kate, Isabella, Sophia

The Bone Sparrow by Sophia
The Bone Sparrow was a witty, magical and fascinating book. It was made up of many different genres, such as tragedy and romance. It is an extremely s . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Kate
I enjoyed this book, even though it is obviously meant for children a bit younger than myself! I usually would choose a book with a bit of a challenge . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Kate
This book is exciting, upsetting and beautiful. I love the way it is told in first person, as it really gives the book a personality. I love, love, LO . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Isabella
This is an amazing book all about a little girl who goes through some mysterious events and has to think very hard about the choices and decisions tha . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Kate
This book is great! It can be a bit confusing, as the main character, Alice, never uses capital letters. However, this is because of her speech disfig . . .
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Railhead by Isabella
Railhead is an amazing novel by Philip Reeve all about a sci-fi world where Zen Starling is a thief. He is captured by Nob and goes through many adven . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Madleen
The Smell of other people's houses is a must read. It is a fabulous book about four diffeent lives and stories which are all connected in someway.It w . . .
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What's your favourite genre of books?

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Science fiction
10% (2 votes)

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5% (1 vote)

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Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri


Philip Reeve
Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles. We love Philip Reeve an