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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Group status: We are delighted with our new shadowing group for 2016 - a mixture of Year 7, 8, 9 and 12 students all involved.

Our Carnegie 2017 group!

Once again, we are off to a very good start this year - as always the Carnegie book award was launched in school (this time with Carnegie Guru Alison Turner) and all students were invited to take part - we have an excellent turn out this year with a very good mixture of year groups. Easter is approaching which gives us hopefully more time to get reading and enjoy all the Carnegie award has to offer.

Mrs V B Dewhurst

Salt to the Sea by Suha
This is a really interesting book based on four characters, who each present their different narratives. They eventually are linked together in the ba . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ella
Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. I enjoyed it even though it is meant for children younger than . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by School Librarian
I had heard many good things about this book and so was very keen to read it. What I can now say after just finishing it, is that it certainly lives . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sophiya
I found this book quite hard to follow to be honest - although in the end the stories are linked and it is quite a good novel, it just wasn't what I t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ella
Wolf Hollow is a well written book which I couldn't put down. Annabelle is a strong character who is willing to do anything to prove that Toby is inno . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Abi
I really enjoyed this book as it talks about bullying - I do know a lot about bullying as I was bullied myself I certainly know what it's like . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sophiya
I really enjoyed this book; it was sad as well as happy. The book takes the idea of bullying (a subject relatable to most) and turns it into a fantast . . .
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Beck by Suha
'Beck' was a new and challenging novel to read. It is definitely an adult book and should have not been classified for the shortlist, because it conta . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Suha
This book is extremely interesting, because it has a different syntactical arrangement, which is associated to the speech of the main character, Alice . . .
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Blackburn with Darwen Chatterbooks
Darwen Library Chatterbooks Reading Group
Wilfs Book Club
What did you think of this year's shortlisted titles?

Excellent choice
63% (59 votes)

Better than last years
6% (6 votes)

I was happy with the choice
14% (13 votes)

Could have been better
10% (9 votes)

Not impressed
7% (7 votes)

Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp