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Cranleigh Carnegie Club

Group status: Waiting for the big announcement!

The Cranleigh Carnegie Club is made up of a team of avid readers from years 8-10. We will work in small discussion groups, lead by a staff mentor, to meet and share our views on this year's shortlist. Top readers and reviewers will be rewarded at a special event to coincide with the announcement of the 2017 winner in June.

Mrs. McGougan

Salt to the Sea by Tair Alibekov
It is a very sad book. Although I would recommend to people that are interested in world war 2. The book is just amazing. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Tair Alibekov
The book was very nice! I liked that there are so many characters and each one of them is fully developed! The book idea was unfortunately quite hard . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tair Alibekov
The book was fantastic, the characters were fully developed and interesting. I especially like the prison brake part when they were trying to rescue G . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ali Abdelaal
In the Australian detention camp where he was born and still lives, Subhi, 10, a Rohingya boy, shares a crowded tent with his mother, older sister, an . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ethan
I enjoyed this book alot, I liked how all the separate character's stories joined together in the end. I found it exciting and thrilling. Also I think . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs. McGougan
I found the title of this book intriguing and thought it did a great job of conveying the difficulties of life living in a small Alaskan town for both . . .
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What was your favourite book on the shortlist?

Salt to the Sea
The Bone Sparrow
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Wolf Hollow
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Title: Granny was a Buffer Girl
Author: Berlie Doherty
Winning Year: 1986

It`s hard for Jess to imagine what it will be like to leave home, separated from her family and friends and the place she has always known. Before she goes Jess wants to share all the family secrets.


Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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