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St Johns School
Marlborough, Wilts
Group status: Reading the Carnegie Longlist
In our St. johns reading Group we try to meet every Thursday lunchtime and we have a real mix of ages from around 11-16. At the moment we are trying to get through as many of the Carnegie Shortlist as possible. We are not sure we love this years shortlist but we still have some splendid discussions

Mr Bean

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eleanor
I really enjoyed this book. I think that it had a beautiful and unique writing style and the setting was perfect. The characters were all strong and a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alice
This book looked like it was going to be funny but it wasn't. It disappointed me and I think it wasn't a good read. On the back it says: 'Comedy gold' . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Alice
I think this book is amazing and should win, but I haven't read all of the shortlist yet. I liked the way it switched view points and I liked the fact . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eleanor
I really like the style of this book even though I am not sure about some of the plot turns. I love the element of far away war which differs from the . . .
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Wolf Hollow by
I really liked the style of this book although I'm not sure about some of the plot turns. I loved the element of far away war, which differs from the . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Erin
I love this book. At first the change of POV's was confusing but as I got into the story, it opened up the character's world and made it a lot more re . . .
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John O'Gaunt School
Hungerford, BERKS
Pewsey, Wiltshire
Pewsey Vale
St. Francis School
Which book do you think addresses human rights the most?

33% (1 vote)

Salt To The Sea
67% (2 votes)

Title: Mr Magnolia
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Winning Year: 1980

Mister Magnolia has only one boot - he has an old trumpet, two sisters, a pond, green parakeets, some fat owls, a scooter, a swimming pool; he's a juggler, a general, the owner of a dinosaur... But only one boot - until a wonderful parcel arrives with th


Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .