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Railhead by Charlotte
Reading Railhead is a journey that nobody wants to miss! As soon as you step aboard the train, you won't leave until you've read the last word of the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Megan
Finally finished this weird and wonderful book. I did not like the beginning as it did not explain Sputnik but as I read on the character came to life . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Charlotte
Once I had read The Stars at Oktober Bend, I couldn't get the story out of my head. It makes you realise that when you're upset, there are people out . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Knapton
I found this book difficult to engage with at the beginning. The chapters describing Alice's thoughts are written in lower case, with some shortened s . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Watkins
Home is home and all you know of normal until as you grow up the world outside invades and impacts the way you see and feel about it and the people yo . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Knapton
The story is set in Alaska, where the author was born and raised. I'm not sure I would have chosen to read this if it hadn't been on the short list. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Knapton
A much more light hearted read than the other books. Prez's situation, in foster care, away from his sole carer, Grandad,who suffers from dementia, c . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Knapton
This is the story of life in a refugee camp, through the eyes of a child, Subhi. He was born in the camp and is still there 12 years later. Therefore, . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Megan
Good book.Started the book yesterday.Got to chapter two.Down side it does not really explain the characters,so you get really confused. . . .
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Away with words
Beaufort Co-operative Academy
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Which Short Listed book has the best cover?

The Bone Sparrow
Sputnik's guide to Life on Earth
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around


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 . .