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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: This year we will all be reading the books on the shortlist and judging them against the Carnegie criteria and choosing our favourite book.

Some of our group members in the Library

Our Carnegie Group is led by Mrs Bance, our Librarian. We have students from Years 7, 8 and 9 taking part.

Mrs Bance

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs B
When I saw the punctuation, I wasn't sure whether this book would annoy me. However, surprisingly quickly I managed to get over this - it is written t . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs B
This book is great fun! It is aimed at younger readers but has a lot to offer. It has everything: humour some of which I would describe as kidult, mag . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Grace Kay
I started to read Sputniks guide to life on earth at first I was really enjoying the book and wanted to read on I kept reading and then I got to a poi . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs B
An informative and well-written book about Subhi's experience in a detention camp. Initially, I wasn't sure about where the book was set and where the . . .
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Which Carnegie shortlisted book are you reading?

Rail Head
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Wolf Hollow
Sea Salt
The Bone Sparrow
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi