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Spalding High School
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Group status: We had some fun comparing the books to our favourite or not so favourite confectionary. To carry on with a theme we are making sweetie/book inspired bunting!

Carnegie Chat and Cookies Group meets every Friday at 1.20pm in the Library. We are a book hungry collection of cookie monsters relishing the 2017 Carnegie challenge.

Mrs Lees & the team

The Bone Sparrow by Sai Sivakumar
In this book, the harsh reality of the lamentable, heart-wrenching events that take place in various parts of the world are illustrated through the wa . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily
Millard used an interesting writing style to portray the characters she wrote from the perspectives of. This was probably intended to bring you closer . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Scarlet
This book has a very interesting style of writing, and the way it will often slip into poetry is not only beautiful but also expressive of the way Ann . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Scarlet
This is a sweet story about four young adults during a formative times of their lives, I really liked the way they progressed throughout the book and . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sai
Personally, I loved the way in which the author presented the thoughts of the girl as poetry. Romance is definitely not my cup of tea, however, I foun . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sai
The Smell Of Other People's Houses was a definite entertainer and a page turner. It is about four very contrasting individual people and how their liv . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ella
For the book Wolf Hollow, I didn't find it as interesting as many other books I have read. However, I think the reason for this was that the beginning . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Maddie
Salt to the Sea is my favourite book so far, even though I haven’t read all of them yet and this opinion might change. I am not usually a fan of his . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Maddie
The Stars at Oktober Bend was a good read but didn’t interest me to the point that I couldn’t put it down. The way it was written was divine becau . . .
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Railhead by Maddie
Railhead was the first book that I wanted to read because of its interesting cover and intriguing blurb. However upon reading the book, I found that i . . .
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Beck by Mrs Lees
This is an emotionally challenging and contentious read, the subject matter being one that will raise concerns and debate over its suitability for inc . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Lane
An excellent read written from each character's background as they travel together to what they hope is safety. They all have some personal history wh . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Ayton Smith
I didn't really like this book, nothing really happened until nearly the end when the stories came together. The author says at the end of the book th . . .
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Gleed Geeks
Spalding, Lincs
Gosberton House School
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Donington Cowley Primary School
which book do you think will win?

the bone sparrow
2% (1 vote)

the stars at Oktober bend
2% (1 vote)

Salt to the sea
21% (13 votes)

The smell of other peoples houses
74% (45 votes)

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