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Kingston Grammar School
Kingston upon Thames,
Group status: We are currently eating brioche and chatting about books

Shadowing group looks forward to the winner being announced

Following the Trinity Schools Book Award in the Autumn and Spring Terms, we've continued to meet to shadow the Carnegie Award and gained quite a few extras along the way. We like to start Wednesday mornings with orange juice, brioche and some good old book chat. We are mostly First and Second Years with very eclectic tastes from horror to humour. Regardless we are up for trying anything and there are few books we won't try. Salt to the Sea was our favourite so we are delighted that it is this year's winner!


Railhead by Paul
Similar to most of Philip Reeve's books, Railhead is a futuristic, fast-paced story, set in a fantasy world or worlds I should say. Zen Starling, the . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Katie Mullally
This is a breath-taking book about the devastation of the Second World War. One thing that stuns me about this book is that it is based upon real e . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jemima
I have struggled to find a book that I have really enjoyed on this years' shortlist and finally I have found my definite winner - Sputnik's Guide to L . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Paul
This is an emotional story set in the First World War about a girl called Annabelle, who has to deal with a psychopathic bully. This is definitely qui . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Adam
Salt to the Sea is a tragic story. It builds characters from history that take you on their life-lasting tale across Germany 1945 with hopes of boardi . . .
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Railhead by Adam
Railhead is an action-packed adventure set in the future where trains can take you to the next planet at the speed of light. Zen Starling is the son o . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Saskia
Alice suffered from a brain trauma when she was twelve years old and finds it easier to write her thoughts down on paper rather than talk. Her life ch . . .
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Railhead by Rhiannon
Railhead is a book set in a richly imagined futuristic world, where humans have colonised the galaxy, with a network of trains linking the planets and . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs C
What an unusual captivating book packed full of breath-taking imagery and golden nuggets of prose so beautiful you will want to write them down. With . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs C
My best book of 2017 - heart-breaking, desperate, tragic, yet hopeful and beautifully written - such an important book to read if we are to get a huma . . .
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Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of


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.. . .