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Group status: We are looking forward to our Carnegie lunch on Monday.

The Carnegie lunch in our school library. 50 pupils listened to the announcement of the winner and voted for their own favourite book.

We welcomed pupils from three other schools, Holy Family, Merchant Taylors' Girls' and St Mary's College, to have lunch and discuss the shortlisted books, before listening to the Carnegie announcement and voting. Our own favourite was Railhead, with Salt to the Sea coming a close second.

Mrs Rea

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by matthew
i really enjoyed this book it was funny at times and had a good story plot to it with a strong backbone the characters are interesting and the front c . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Rea
Annabelle, the 12 year old narrator of Wolf Hollow, is an intelligent and engaging girl, who describes the events of autumn 1943 around her family far . . .
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Railhead by Oliver
This book was amazing. Railhead contained all the aspects that good book needs and was like an exciting mix up of Star Wars and Dr Who. The story dep . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Edward
I thought that the way the author described the sea was great but it made me think that what the boy was seeing was a mirage across the hot sand which . . .
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Railhead by Hemanth
Zen Starling is not an average boy. He makes his living on stealing things and he gets away every time. but how? You might ask, and the answer is that . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Hemanth
The smell of other people's houses is a very realistic book set in Alaska following the great adventures of four children, all living very different l . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Rea
I love the world Philip Reeve has created in Railhead; just as in Mortal Engines, he has invented a different but totally authentic universe. Not onl . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Rea
I loved the way the perspectives of Joana, Florian, Emilia and Alfred created such a rich and complex story through their first person narratives. Th . . .
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What do you think, from reading the first chapter, will be the genre of the book the Unforgiven?

Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie