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Newstead Wood School
Group status: We're working our way through the shortlist...!

Our Carnegie shadowing group of 2016!

We are a group of avid readers. We are particularly excited to take part in the Carnegie shadowing scheme this year and to celebrate its 80th anniversary! Our Year 7 shadowers are currently reading the shortlisted books and we are looking forward to sharing our thoughts with the rest of the group.

The Bone Sparrow by Matilda
The Bone Sparrow told a touching and heartfelt story from an innocent young boy. As I was reading it I felt as if I was there. I felt a real passion f . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Melissa
I really love Bone Sparrow because it showed me about the importance of other peoples life not just my self. It opens peoples eyes to see what else th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Nicole
I think this book is very unique, especially in the way it switches Point of views throughout the book, keeping people hooked, especially if you're lo . . .
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Beck by Ana
I was very disappointed in this book! I was confused why this book was in a children's award because it had unnecessary sexual scenes for younger chil . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Esther
Salt to the Sea is a heart-touching and eye-opening book. This book has an interesting and well-worked four-way narrative which works much more effect . . .
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Railhead by Beth
This is a story based in the future where there is an incredible amount of high technology, there are dolls that can walk and talk and think for thems . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Dara
I found that this was a very good book, but even though it was spectacular and interesting, I did not grow very found of it and i found that it was lo . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Anna
I like this book as it touches upon some issues kids in modern society may experience today. It has four different stories put into one book which mak . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Zara
I found this book extremely captivating. The book has some adventure and some romance as well as touching on the difficulties of having a mental disab . . .
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Beck by Isabella
I thought that Beck was not very good. The story line kept changing. It was quite inappropriate e.g racism and sexual scenes. It was also quite boring . . .
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Railhead by Fovie
This book is highly thrilling. It keeps you on edge till the very end. It is imaginative , based in the future and includes an incredible amount of te . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Keira
I am really enjoying 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' because it is really interesting and shows that not everyone has got money and that there is . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Maya
Sputnik'guide to life on earth is a witty and strange book that I found touched many people's hearts. It is my first Carnegie book and it makes me wan . . .
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Manor Oak Primary School
St Olave's Grammar School
Darrick Wood School
Which shortlisted book are you most excited to read?

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
19% (19 votes)

The Bone Sparrow
15% (15 votes)

The Smell of Other People’s Houses
34% (33 votes)

Salt to the Sea
21% (21 votes)

Wolf Hollow
10% (10 votes)

Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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