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Chipping Norton School
Chipping Norton, Oxon
Group status: We are a group of 19 students from Years 7-11. We meet up every Friday lunchtime in the library to share our thoughts about the books and do fun actiivities. We are excited about this year's list of books.

Our happy band of Carnegie Readers!

Thank you to all the students who have decided to participate in shadowing Carnegie this year. Hope you enjoy the books!

Chloe, Holly, Sophia, Enrica

Salt to the Sea by Monsieur Fruitcake
This was a great book. It was really moving and deep with perfectly balanced amount of emotion. The plot was well structured and moved at a good pace. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Chloe-Marie
This book is quite slow to start of with but does get better about half way through. The young boy in the book has never known the outside world and s . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Chloe-Marie
I found it a difficult to get into the book because of all the different characters and I don't understand why the book is called salt to the sea. I l . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Felix
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is a light relief compared to the other Carnegie books this year, but just as good. By Frank Cottrell Boyce, this b . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Monsieur Fruitcake
This was a nice book.It was a little difficult to understand at first but as you get further into the book it gets clearer.It was a really heart-warmi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ms B
This is a thrilling read - part 'the great escape', part 'Titanic'! Plenty of strong characters, each with their own interesting and heart-breaking ba . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ms B
This is a wonderful coming-of-age novel which explores the themes of right/wrong, prejudice and bigotry through the voice of an intelligent and though . . .
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Railhead by Monsieur Fruitcake
This was a good book. I loved the concept of the k-gates and the locomotives. One problem, I felt that the clones of raven or the idea of that could h . . .
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Railhead by Sophia
Railhead is a fantastic dystopian fiction book that is filled with adventure and mystery around every bend. I would recommend this read to anyone who . . .
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Beck by Ms Bovington
Firstly, I would like to say that as an ADULT reader I felt that this was an interesting and well written novel. I will remember the story for a long . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Chloe
Wolf Hollow is a very interesting book. The way it is written is like you are there. It is set in a place people used to trap wolves and there are som . . .
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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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