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Group status: We are enjoying reading a variety of books some of which feature in this years Carnegie shortlist!
Welcome to the Carnegie Chasers of Reigate School's official website. We are part of a community of clubs around the country that take part in a variety of fun tasks and acitivities revolving around the Carnegie Medal, awarded each year to the best children's book of the year. We meet at Reigate School in Surrey, every Wednesday from 3.00 until 4.00, and are led by the charming Miss Couzens and the terrific Mrs Thompson and consist of fifteen to twenty dedicated book-aholics (addicted to bookahol?) from the ages of 11 to 14.

Which book on the Carnegie shortlist 2014 would you choose to win?

The Bunker diary
Liar and Spy
The Child's Elephant
The Wall
All the Truth that's in me
Blood Family
Ghost Hawk
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri