St Peter's School Huntingdon, Group status: Wallowing in new books!
We're meeting once a week to get stuck into the shortlist.
The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Bond I did enjoy this book, although the topic in the story is upsetting. I thought it was a very similar read to The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, which I loved . . . read full review
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Bond The title of the book put me off reading it at first but then I gave it a go. I found the book an easy read, it was very interesting to learn about li . . . read full review
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Laiba I really liked the book because it has a really interesting structure and story. The story was very unique as the story of the two main characters unf . . . read full review
The Bone Sparrow by Mrs McMordie-Jackson This is a really moving book. I think when you start reading it you quickly sense that something bad is going to happen - the sense of menace is real . . . read full review
Railhead by Mrs McMordie-Jackson Well this is definitely not my cup of tea so I stepped far out of my comfort zone! What I liked about it was that it was rich in description. I coul . . . read full review
Beck by Anna A truly wonderful story of a moving journey of a young orphaned boy. Not for younger readers. . . . read full review
a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the
end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with
tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of
a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and . .