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Group status: We are Katy, Anabel, Julia, Keohmie, Theo, Hannah, Ellie, Nathan and Nana Yaa (with Miss Salmon, Head of English and Mrs Gannon, Librarian, to keep us in order (and pour the hot chocolate). We have a definite favourite now and can't wait for Monday...



Katy Harrison


Hemdean House School
Caversham, Reading
Hemmed in
Caversham, Reading
The Hill Primary School
Reading,
Blues Book Group
Sonning-on-Thames,
 
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .