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Barnstaple, Devon
Group status: Working our way through the list with great enthusiasm !

Salt to the Sea by Charlotte
O.M.G O.M.G O.M.G What a book! The sweet simplicity of the cover hides a twisted tale. From the first sentence of the first chapter, I was engrosse . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Joseph
Wolf hollow is a great book, with a gripping plot, and it is a tale of adventure and change. 7.5/10 . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Joseph
I found bone sparrow quite a thriller, and pretty hard to put down. It is also quite scary when you realize that it is mostly true, minus the characte . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Kelsie
Overall, this book was quite good but it wasn't one of my favourites. It was quite hard to get into to begin with but once I had got quite far in I go . . .
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Railhead by Eleanor
Railhead is an amazing book that is different to all the other carnegie books. This one is full of excitement and adventure so your interested the who . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eleanor
The bone sparrow is an exceptional tale of a young boy who has been kept in captivity all his life. It must be so hard for him knowing there is anothe . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Eleanor
The stars at Oktober bend is an exceptional book that is very beautifully written. The poems that Alice writes are absolutely breath-taking. While rea . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Honeysuckle
A very interesting book. I like the intricate yet simple story line and the way that the different perspectives of all of the characters interlinked a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Honeysuckle
Salt to the Sea is an amazingly written book and my favorite so far. However, the end of the story is quite hard to follow and I had to read it severa . . .
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Railhead by Joseph
A thrilling book set in a dystopian future and featuring many things to excite and enthral young readers, can't wait to read the sequel! 9/10 . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Charlotte
When all the nominated books were first placed in front of me, this was the book that caught my eye. The cover seemed dark and for me that really appe . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tom
At the start I found the story quite slow and hard to relate to. However as the characters developed I found myself wanting to read more and more! . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Henrietta Marià
Grabbed by the vivid yellow book jacket, at first I was highly intrigued by the mysterious title 'The Bone Sparrow' that didn't give much of the conte . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Kelsie
This book was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Once I had got into it I could not put it down. At the start of the book it was quite confusin . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Joseph
It had quite a complicated plot, and I didn't find it very interesting. Also quite adult, not suitable for a children's book award. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Megan
I really enjoy this very weird and unusual book. It is the first book I've read from the short list and hope the rest are as good as Sputnik's guide t . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Charlotte
The Smell of Others People's Houses is a rollercoaster of a book. Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock cleverly intertwined four separate lives, four separate stories . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Genevieve
It’s the intriguing title which first caught my eye, encouraging me to pick this book, despite the fact that I wouldn’t typically pick this genre. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs New
3rd book....done! Wow! Having spoken to my students about this book I was a little unsure, but I loved it. This book is written with a lack a capit . . .
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Beck by Charlotte
Beck is a very detailed book that I would highly recommend to older readers. I really love how the book transports you to Canada and America; aided by . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eleanor
Wolf Hollow isn't the usual kind of book I would pick up but from the first page I was constantly hooked and intrigued. It was so interesting and beau . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Nena
I loved this book and it's now one of my favourite books. I really liked all the characters and their stories apart from Alfred because of his selfish . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs New
My second Carnegie read and this one didn't disappoint either - it's going to be a hard decision!! A poignant story about the life of refugees who ar . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sam
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy for kids. It's funny and easy to read. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eve
The Bone Sparrow is a very interesting, exciting and intriguing story about a young boy who was born in a detention centre. It tells the story of his . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Joseph
I think that Sputnik's is quite imaginative, however, for older readers, I find the Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy better, and they share many simil . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Alanna
I thought that the book Salt to the Sea was very moving. It is full of adventure but also fear and sadness. But out of all the bad, there is always so . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Nena
This book was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. At times it was sad and emotional, at other times it was happy. The story switches narratives . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Kelsie
This was a great book and has a very interesting set up. It is quite hard to get into to begin with because it didn't really explain what was going on . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs New
So Wolf Hollow was my first choice of book from the shortlist this year and it didn't disappoint. A story set in WW2 (but don't be fooled into thinkin . . .
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Pathfield School
Barnstaple, Devon
Pilton Infants' School
Barnstaple, Devon
Barnstaple Library
Barnstaple,
 
Fave book so far?

Stars at Oktober Bend
The Bone Sparrow
Wolf Hallow
Beck
Salt to the Sea
Railhead
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnick's guide to life on Earth
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

My all time favourite author has to be the legendary Patrick Ness. Having been lucky enough to meet Ness on numerous occasions, I can honestly say that the man is pure genius! It was a difficult choice for me to select between A Monster Calls and The Kn