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Stanbridge Stars
Bristol,
Group status: It's all over and we're sad it's finished. They have been lovely books and we can't wait to get them out of the library and read them again.



We're a new reading group made up of children from years 4, 5 and 6. We love to read Harry Potter, David Walliams and The Hunger Games. We like exciting, emotional, and sometimes funny books. And biscuits.

We have really enjoyed reading these books At first we were a bit disappointed to find out that all of the books were picture books, mainly because we associated picture books with younger children, but as we read them we found that pictures could tell stories in ways that words couldn't. For example, we found that in The Marvels the pictures at the end of the story could be interpreted in many different ways: as what happens next; as what might happen; as what the main character hopes will happen. While in The Journey, the pictures told parts of the story that they children narrators couldn't know. For example, one of the pictures showed that the mother, who the children think is never frightened, is also scared and sad.

Our favourite books overall were The Marvels, The Wolves of Currampaw, and The Wild Animals of the North. But we were still happy that The Journey won the Amnesty prize. We thought it was an important book, telling a story that is relevant to all of us.

Jenni Lewis

The Journey by Rumaysa
The journey was a great book, but a bit sad. Although it wasn't my favourite book, it was touching, and informed the reader of a refugee's sometimes d . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Mihai\amy
Wild Animals of the North has no story. It's just facts. The pictures were geometric and yet so real. One of my favourite was the red panda because i . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Evie
The Wolves of Currumpaw was a really amazing book. It gives you an a idea of what damage humans have done to the world, wait let me re-phrase that ... . . .
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The Marvels by Bess
The marvels is a book full of adventure and imagination. The first few chapters are full of pictures that tell a made-up story! . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Isaac
Spoiler Alert! The wolves of Currumpaw is an extremely sad book as the main wolf gets drastically taken away by a heartless hunter. Although he doe . . .
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The Marvels by Maggie
I love The Marvels because it keeps illustrations going even when children get older because most books for older children don't have illustrations. I . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rumaysa
This book was good, but I couldn't finish it, as all the illustrations distracted me, and for some reason, I just couldn't get into the book. The stor . . .
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The Marvels by Evie
I absolutely loved 'The Marvels', it was one of the best books I have ever read! This is because it was thrilling, entertaining and you never would ex . . .
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The Marvels by Rumaysa
This is an extremely interesting book, which is full of mystery as well as suspense. When I first heard of it, I expected the book to be about superhe . . .
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Colston's School
Bristol,
R & W Talent
Bristol,
University of the West of England
Frenchay,
Chatterbooks Downend Library Downend Teen Book Group
Downend, South Gloucestershire
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