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Andover, Hampshire
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Best place to read!

We are a group of Year 8 students who believe that reading is important. We have looked at the book covers from the Carnegie award and have assessed them in terms of attractiveness. Leaving aside the books nominated for the Greenaway prize, we have decided that in most cases the covers do not do the books justice. They don't seem that appealing to us! Publishers take note. Are we just being picky?

After the Fire by Elspeth
After the Fire By Will Hill This book is about ĎThe Lordís Legioní, it shows the lives of the people and children inside the fence who are lead and . . .
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Rook by Samuel
Anthony McGowan This book is about a teenage boy called Nicky and his brother Kenny. When he and his brother find a rook, half-dead, Kenny is dete . . .
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Night Shift by Lily
This book is about depression and the illustrations in this book help it all come together. The girl in this book is always being taken over buy the f . . .
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The Hate U Give by Rose
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas The hate you give is set in the present day reflecting real world issues such as the viral hashtag black lives matte . . .
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King of the Sky by Samuel
The artwork is very powerful. The themes of hope and of belonging and of finding your true home are shown through the flight of a pigeon. The pigeon f . . .
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Town is by the Sea by BabaOrr
The artwork is so evocative. especially the contrast between above ground and below ground. There is so much darkness underground with the page's alm . . .
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Saint Death by Drawl
Fast paced, authentic, and intriguing. Can't put it down . . .
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St Martin's Garden Primary School
Hardenhuish School
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Newlands Primary School
Hayesfield Technology College
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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


Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels, including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, which won the Book Trust Teenage Prize in 2006, and The Knife That Killed Me which was adapted into a highly acclaimed f . .