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South Molton Community College - Carnegie
South Molton, Devon
Group status: Carnegie 2014 - another great shortlist!

Our Carnegie Shadowers 2014

Our school is in the market town of South Molton which is in North Devon on the edge of Exmoor. This year most of our students come from Years 7 to 9 and we are avidly reading this years brilliant shortlist. We meet every Tuesday morning to take about the books and post reviews and we're already planning our presentastion for the School Library Service Event at West Buckland School on 19th June.

Railhead by Aidan
Railhead is a very enjoyable book set in a futuristic world. The story starts of with one of my favorite characters, Zen. He is a small time thief ste . . .
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Beck by Alfie
The book Beck, by Mal Peet, was really a good read for me. I loved this book a lot and I think it could easily win the Carnegie award. The book takes . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ellie
Wolf Hollow, where the story takes place, is a children's novel by Lauren Wolk in which Annabelle McBride recounts the events of her twelfth year in w . . .
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Railhead by Alfie
The book Railhead includes quite a short, but long feeling, story. It stars the main character: Zen Starling who is a mischievous young boy who helps . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by David
When approaching this book I admit that I was put off by the front cover itself, as I assumed that it would be a 'girlish-love-tale', a genre I confes . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Thomas
This emotion-loaded tragedy is filled to the brim with suspense and mystery. I found the book very compelling and involving. The characters were ve . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Luke
I found this book interesting as it made me more knowledgeable about 1970's Alaska.I feel "The Smell of Other People's Houses" gives a detailed image . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alfie
I found whilst reading this book that there was quite a complex scheme. The way that the chapters kept switching between characters was quite a tricky . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Oliver
Very Funny and well written, easy enough plot to follow that made sense, not usually the type (genre) of book that would hook me and make me not put i . . .
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Salt to the Sea by David
The book Salt to the Sea is a historical fiction masterpiece composed by author Ruta Sepetys, an experienced writer in this genre, with previous Carne . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ellie
Salt to the Sea is a superfluous fictional novel, written by the author Ruta Sepety. The novel tells a story from four people’s minds. The plot is a . . .
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The Park Community School, Barnstaple
Barnstaple, Devon
West Buckland School
Barnstaple, Devon
Forches Cross Primary School
What is your favourite book from this year's Carnegie shortlist?

The Lie Tree
There Will Be Lies
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Five Children on the Western Front
The Ghosts of Heaven
Lies We Tell Ourselves
Fire Colour One
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Title: The Little White Horse
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator: C Walter Hodges
Winning Year: 1946

I first read The Little White Horse when I was six years old, and since then it has always been on my list of top ten books. The plot is stuffed with a cursed mystery that only one girl can end- does she have the courage and fortitude to do so? Katrina


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