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Faringdon Community College
Faringdon, Oxon
Group status: Loving the shortlisted books this year...

Carnegie Shadowing 2018

The Carnegie Shadowing group meets every Tuesday lunch time in the Library during May and June. We shadow the Carnegie Medal every year so if you would like to get involved please come and let us know. We hope to see you in the library soon! Mrs Ikeda and Mrs Randall

Mrs Ikeda

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Isobel
'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' is a book set in early 20th century, before and during the first world war. Three young girls all want women to get the . . .
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Long Way Down by Hope
The long way down was a very good book. I would recommend it to slow readers as it is a very short story and it's got more of a poem like structure. T . . .
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The Poet X by Amber
The Poet X was a really good book. It showed the life of a teenager who felt that she had to be something she was not and be fake around her mum becau . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lexie
For me, The House With Chicken Legs, written by Sophie Anderson, was a book that slowly drew me in and showed me a beautiful story of love, pain and m . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Maddie
The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders is an amazing book because it's all about imagination and the powers of it. This is a book that a lot of peo . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Maddie
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls is a great book and I will be thanking my friend Lexie for recommending this book to me. When I first . . .
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Long Way Down by Eva
I found this book a very quick read! It took me about one hour or less to finish it. I can tell that it is meant to be evocative and scare you slightl . . .
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Rebound by isabella
Rebound is an amazing book about a boy with a sad past. When he watches his friends steal some bottles and cash the story kicks off as he is sent to s . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Edythe
I really enjoyed the history of this book because the women's vote isn't often written about. I thought it was really clever how it changed between 2 . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Kaitlyn
This book was amazing! It told the story of a young girl called Emily dealing with the loss of her older sister, Holly. During her grieving, she finds . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Lexie
Things A Bright Girl Can Do was a phenomenal book that had me hooked from the first page. It is the story of 3 girls who are finding their way through . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lexie
Written by Frances Hardinge, A Skinful Of Shadows is an incredible book which showed me the troubles of a young girl with an incredible gift to sense . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Thomas
The Land of Neverendings is a book about a young girl, Emily, who has just lost her sister, Holly. It follows her journey as toys from Smockeroon visi . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by James
A Skinful of Shadows is one of the creepiest books I've read, it's gripping and it makes you feel for the character as if you are part of the story an . . .
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Long Way Down by Lucy
Long Way Down is a very engaging book with a good plot. A boy going down an elevator trying to avenge his brother, all his past family and friends tha . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lucy
I think that A Skinful of Shadows has a good storyline but I am not very keen on the way it was written. It is about a girl called Makepeace who can f . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by James
The House with Chicken Legs is an amazing book, definitely high up in my favourites. Do not be put off by the title as it sounds strange but .. if y . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Lauren
The opening line really set it for me!I was pulled in instantly. I liked the way it was written; and in the end I really wanted more! Overall, I loved . . .
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The Poet X by Maddie
This story is about how a girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and the world around her. Xiomara feels . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Amber
The Land of Neverendings wasn't my favourite out of the ones that I read. It took a while for me to get into it because it was quite sad from the begi . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Hannah
'Things a bright girl can do' by Sally Nicholls is a thought provoking, interesting and an enjoyable book to read. The story is set before and thr . . .
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Rebound by Amber
Rebound is about a typical child that wants things that he can't have, in his case a pair of trainers. The book is laid out in lines that only fill th . . .
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Rebound by Isobel
After his fathers death Charlie's life isn't the same any more. His mother struggles to talk to him, and so for the summer he is sent to his grandpare . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Eva
This has been one of my favourite books that I have read so far. The story is very engaging and has quite a few unexpected twists. Written in an excit . . .
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Long Way Down by Isobel
'long way down' is a book written about a boy who's brother's just been shot. The rules state he must get revenge on the person who killed his brothe . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lauren
I found this book quite slow at the start, but as I gradually moved forwards, I finally understood some of it and found that I really enjoyed it! I re . . .
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Long Way Down by Amber
Long Way Down was a book about a boy called Will that had lost his brother called Shawn. Shawn was shot and Will tries to find out who it was that sho . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Maddie
From what I have read, a young girl called Makepeace lived with her mum and every night she was forced to go to a graveyard with her. Makepeace's moth . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lauren
I loved it! It really pulled me in from the first chapter, I kept reading it everywhere I went, I just couldn't stop. It was not one of the longest bo . . .
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Rebound by Edythe
I really enjoyed this book. It had some sensitive subjects like drugs and death. It is set in the nineties and is about a boy whos father has died and . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Isabella
I am thoroughly enjoying this book even though I am only a short way through it's very interesting and really makes you feel like you are living in th . . .
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Covvy P
Swindon,
King Alfred's Community and Sports College - West Site
Wantage, Oxfordshire
Burford School Carnegie Shadowers
Burford,
Henry Box Book Club
Oxfordshire,
Which is your favourite shortlisted book?

The Land of Neverendings
A Skinful of Shadows
Bone Talk
Long Way Down
Rebound
The House with Chicken Legs
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
The Poet X
 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved citys tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Crea . . .

 

 

Burford School Carnegie Shadowers