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Teesdale School
Barnard Castle,
Group status: We're starting to read the books. We've decided to look at 'The Knife of Never Letting Go', 'Creature of the Night' and 'Bog Child' first.

Red Hall Readers
Darlington, Co. Durham
St Bedes's Reading Group
Staindrop Comprehensive School
Newton Aycliffe Carnegie Club
Newton Aycliffe,
What did you think of 'The Knife of Never Letting Go'

Not great
Title: When Jessie Came Across the Sea
Illustrator: P J Lynch
Winning Year: 1997

Set at the turn of the nineteenth century, this is a stirring, romantic story about a young girl's epic adventure. Voyaging across the sea to a new life in America, Jessie leaves behind her village home and her beloved Grandmother, to whom she entrusts a