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St Clement Danes School
Chorleywood,
Group status: Unless you are part of the Carnegie Group the library is closed until 1.00 o'clock!

A serious, dedicated reading group... or not!

Our little 'reading family' consists of passionate readers from Years 7 to 9. We meet every Thursday lunchtime to share excited reflections on what we have been reading (or grumpy groans, depending)! Some of us have been loyal members of the Carnegie shadowing group for three years now. We love the fact that it provides us with a space where we can express our opinions on books that we have read, and get ideas of other books to read or authors to 'follow'. Each year, we celebrate the selection of the winner of the award by visiting a famous library within England. Last year, we visited the British Library in London to see their exciting exhibitions. The year before we went to the Globe Theater to see what it would be like to be there whilst one of Shakespeare's plays were on. Our librarian also sends us on a mission to choose new books for our library, so that we will never run out of exciting stories to read.

Patrick, Alistair J and Elke A

After the Fire by Patrick
This is honestly one of the best books I've ever read. It tells the story of a girl called Moonbeam and her life in a religious compound. It is writte . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amy
I enjoyed this book because of how the characters were flawed and worked through the problems, as well as being a very light-hearted read. It also ref . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sophie
Wed Wabbit is a very interesting book it may look childish but it is not! I like it because it is basically in a book but in Minnie's imagination. My . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Elke
A FUN QUIRKY READ I HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH FAIRLY QUICKLY. THIS BOOK IS A BRILLIANT ADVENTURE AND THE CHARACTERS ARE VERY RELATABLE. ALL ROUND A GOOD REA . . .
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Rook by wendy
When Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook left for dead, Kenny is really determined to keep it alive. Now it is Nicky's turn to struggle with a school bully . . .
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After the Fire by Alistair
This book is amazing. It is the best I have read so far, in my opinion even better than Where the World Ends. I found it exiting, always wanting to fi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Alistair
Where the world ends is an enthralling book about boys stranded on an island, after they set out to hunt the birds that live there. When their boat do . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Daniel
Wed Wabbit is a fantastic read with a interesting storyline. At times, I did feel the book was a bit young for someone of my age (13 almost 14), but f . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Patrick
I enjoyed this book as it was light-heartened, fast-paced, and comical. Whilst it was funny, I also found it to be a very quick, easy read which almos . . .
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Rook by Sophie
If you like animals you will probably like this book. My favorite part was when two characters saved a rook. Mainly it is life problems including scho . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Wendy
I really liked the book Wed Wabbit because of how few characters there are, which means that it is easy to remember that the main character is 'Fidge' . . .
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Rickmansworth Library Chatterbooks Group
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Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Watford and Three Rivers Books Groups.
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Who is your favourite author?

J. K. Rowling
Philip Pullman
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Chris Riddell
Michael Morpurgo
Michelle Paver
 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori