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St James Book Bugs
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At the wonderful Barnet Carnegie Event

So here we are again, the St James Book Bugs! We have been shadowing the books shortlisted for the Carnegie award for about 12 years. We meet to read and discuss books every Wednesday at break and lunch time. We also take part in an annual event to meet up with other shadowing groups to discuss books and do activities together.


After the Fire by Janeeta
"The things Iíve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade" After the Fire was a beautifully written book. Based on real-life. It's abo . . .
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Release by Mary
Patrick Ness is a Carnegie favourite but in Release I feel he tries too hard to be "down with the kids". . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mary
Wed Wabbit a cross between "Alice in Wonderland" and "In the Night Garden". Perfect material for a Wimbley board/computer game. . . .
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The Bentley Wood Book Group
Stanmore, Middlesex
Copthall School
Town Hall
Forty Lane, Wembley
Northern Lights
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends