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Higham Lane School

Group status: Reading the (long) shortlist! Meeting every week to catch up and write reviews.

Higham Lane's 2013 Carnegie Stars

We all love to read, love to discover new books and new authors.

Railhead by Jessica
I've finished railhead and I still want to read more. the trains are almost human like and Wildfire and Time of Gifts where so lovely it was sad when . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Saarah
The book is very amazing and has a very deep meaning. I am half way through it and I am very pleased with it. the book is very emotional especially wh . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Abi
From what I've read so far, the book is extremely captivating and gets you into the story quickly. The blurb of the book is written to make the reader . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lewis
I found this book a little confusing as there were so many perspectives and it was difficult to keep up. However, all in all I think it was a good boo . . .
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Railhead by Izzy
So far I am on page 25 of Railhead by Philip Reeve. At the beginning of the book it proved difficult to become engrossed in it due to the new ideas an . . .
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Railhead by Lewis
I love this book as it is an extremely futuristic, weird and exciting books. I think that this book is a great read and I think Philip Reeve is a grea . . .
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St Paul's C of E Primary School
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
St Paul's
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Galley Common Infant School
Hartshill School
Do you like the choice of books this year?

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Title: Millions
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winning Year: 2004

Comedy is blended with real life drama in perfect balance, in this unique story of brothers Damian and Anthony who suddenly have to spend "millions" in seven days before the euro takes over from the pound. A gripping read with an exuberant plot that you


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 in the Horri . .