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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

There is a Tribe of Kids by Mrs Matthews
Our reading group had mixed opinions about this book. Some of us really liked it and others didn't! We all enjoyed looking for the visual clue to who . . .
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Tidy by Mrs Matthews
We all enjoyed this book, when we read it in our shadowing reading group. We liked the detail in the illustrations, the expressions on the faces on th . . .
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The Marvels by Mrs Matthews
I didnt know what to expect with this book, having never seen anything quite like it before. I soon found myself gripped by the story told in illustra . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Matthews
I read this book some time ago and decided then that it was one of my favourite books by F.C Boyce. Like many of his books it was tender and touching . . .
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The Shining Shadowers
Ashton Keynes,
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


William Grill

A graduate of the University of Falmouth, William Grill is an exciting young talent with a slew of prizes under his belt, including being the youngest Kate Greenaway Medal winner since 1960.

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