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Pinewood Reading Group
Swindon, WILTS
Group status: A new year shadowing the Carnegie and Greenaway award!
We are a small group who meet every Thursday in the library. This is our seventh year of shadowing the Greenaway and Carnegie Awards.

Mrs Matthews

Wed Wabbit by Zac
I really liked this book and thought it was a touching story. It was a very original idea with a satisfying ending. There were grown up issues and I t . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Mrs Matthews
We all liked this book in reading group. Shelby loved the pictures and everything about it! Bradley's favourite page was the page with the flamingos. . . .
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King of the Sky by Mrs Matthews
We did like this book. Bradley thought the pictures were interesting but he also thought that some of the animals did not seem to be in scale. Shelby . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Mrs Matthews
We all enjoyed this book in Reading Group. Zac liked the contrast between the dark underground and the light of the sea and countryside around the boy . . .
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Thornhill by Mrs Matthews
The style of this book reminded us a bit of The Marvels, which had been on the shortlist in a previous year. The pictures drew us into the story and w . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Mrs Matthews
We looked at this book together in our Reading Group. We thought the illustrations were very atmospheric and definitely added to the interest in the s . . .
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Warneford Weeders
Highworth Warneford School
How do you choose a book?

The cover
The blurb
The first paragraph
The thickness of the book
The font
The illustrations
Personal recommendation from a friend
All of these!
Title: Shackleton's Journey
Illustrator: William Grill
Winning Year: 2015

In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Ernest Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in the deadly