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St Albans High School for Girls
Group status: New group 2017 - Daniela, Juliette, Hannah, Penny, Zoe and Tara

Our Carnegie Book Group meets every Friday lunchtime in the summer term and we look at one book each week. At the end we will decide on our favourite and see if our ideas are the same as the other shadowers and the judges. Look out for our reviews each week on all the books.

Mrs Foster!

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Juliette
I quite liked this book, because it was written from the point of view of a girl who experienced a terrible accident when she was 12. She is challenge . . .
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Railhead by Hannah
Railhead is a science-fiction book about a boy who is hired to steal an object from the Emperor’s art collection. In a world of artificial intellige . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Daniela
Sputnik's Guide To Life on Earth is about a boy called Prez who lives at the Temporary because his Grandfather had been taken away. Prez wants answers . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tara
So far this has been my favourite book because of the humour and the fact that a dog can do so many things. During the first few chapters I thought I . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Penny
I really liked this book. The lives of four teenagers unfold with the seasons of the year, narrated by each in turn with the calendar providing the fr . . .
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What is your favourite Carnegie Medal shortlist book so far?

Sputnik's Guide To Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
Smell of Other People's Houses
Salt To The Sea
The Stars At Oktober End
Wolf Hollow
Title: Dogger
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Winning Year: 1977

Dogger shows the distress the loss of a toy causes a child, as well as the reality of family life. Filled with humour this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to read aloud.


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