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Teignmouth Community School
Teignmouth, Devon
Group status: We're reading!

Here are a few of our reading group!

This year a group of enthusiastic students from Teignmouth Community School are meeting each week in the Library to discuss the shortlisted books for the Carnegie Medal 2017. Our group includes over twenty students from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 The author video clips are being shown each Tuesday at lunch time in the library, and we aim to post regular reviews on the site . Eventually, students will decide on their favourite book and submit their preference for this year's winner before the awards are officially announced. We also, for the seventh year running are shadowing the Kate Greenaway Medal - some of our Year 8 students will be sharing the picture books with primary children. This is a really enjoyable opportunity for all involved.

Charlie & Spike

Salt to the Sea by Holly
Salt to the Sea is a book set during WW2 in Germany and is a great action-thriller that will leave you hanging off the edge of your seat. I found this . . .
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Railhead by Amelia
I found Rail head a thrilling read; in chapter one I boarded a K-train that took me to another realm of sci-fi writing and I did not get off until the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sophie
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is amazing! It was full of funny moments that sometimes gave me the giggles. The characters are named Sputnik and Pr . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Sophie
In my opinion, Salt to sea was an amazing, but confusing book. I ended up reading it 3 times, because the first time I didn't quite follow the charact . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Amelia
The plot is very clever in the way it is written as you don't get bored, as you want to know more about Subhi's life. The characters are believable, . . .
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Railhead by Holly
Railhead is a fast action sci-fi thriller and adventure story! I absolutely loved it! It is set in the future where there are all sorts of advanced t . . .
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The Coyotes
DCC Readers
Dawlish, Devon
Which is your favourite Carnegie Winner from the last 8 years?

One - by Sarah Crossan
Buffalo Soldier - by Tanya Landman
The Bunker Diary - by Kevin Brooks
Maggot Moon - by Sally Gardner
A Monster Calls - by Patrick Ness / Siobhan Dowd
Monsters of Men - by Patrick Ness
The Graveyard Book - by Neil Gaiman
Bog Child - by Siobhan Dowd
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

Mrs Masterman our librarian recommends "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness developed from an original idea by the lovely, sorely missed, Siobhan Dowd. "This is a truly magical book", I have read it four times now and it made me weep every time!


Zana Fraillon

Our shadowing group loved Zana's video where she explained what had inspired her to write "The Bone Sparrow". She clearly writes straight from the heart, and cares deeply about the plight of individuals kept in Australian detention camps.

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