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Grindon Hall Christian School
Group status: Our lunchtime club, The Bibliophiles, are off to a racing start. Our new team of readers are absorbing and critiquing a whole library of books, blogging about them already. Watch this space for 2017!

Miss C Hodgson

Salt to the Sea by Olivia
Salt to the Sea is a story of love , courage, cunning and most of all survival during a time were nowhere or no-one is safe . The novel is set during . . .
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Railhead by Olivia
Railhead is the story of Zen, who begins as a petty thief. He takes a job with the feared but admired Raven and his whole world changes. Railhead . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Olivia
Despite having a rather childlike cover and light-hearted comedy throughout, this book still outlines a rather serious topic. Following the story of P . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ella
This book starts when Prez, the main character, meets Sputnik who appears to be a loud little boy. But soon Prez realises that there is more to Sputni . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Olivia
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a story starring four iconic characters each with their own story to tell . Set in snowy Alaska , these very dif . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Olivia
This is the first of the Carnegie books I have read so far and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Some may say this is a love story, which it is but to me . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Chloe
I think this is a good book, narrated by main character Annabelle , who is very brave . This is a mystery story and very exciting in the middle of the . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Olivia
This book is a story of courage, folklore, cunning and love. Following a catastrophic incident, all eyes are drawn to gentle loner Toby, who Annabelle . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Olivia
This is story of love but most of all of hope. Subhi lives in a detention centre. Not knowing any other, he does not question it until he meets Jimmie . . .
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Which book do you think will win the Carnegie Award 2017?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Salt to the Sea
Wolf Hollow
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Bone Sparrow
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English tea . .




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