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Hope Valley College Borrowers
Hope Valley,
Group status: We are The Borrowers. Because that's what we do.

Not all our Borrowers, but some of the less shy ones, and those with a head for heights (only table-high).

We're up and running, and we have biscuits at the ready in the Library Shed. We've got a MA-HUSIVE group this year, but everybody's already got stuck in and the books are coming and going like mad things. Lots of reading already going on. Sorry - can't hang about ...

Everyone!!

Bone Talk by Eadie
This was a great book as it takes you on a adventure that most people won't normally be interested in reading. But it gives you a different perspectiv . . .
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The Poet X by William
I think that The Poet X is an awful book. Nothing happens in it and although it is well written and the poems are good, it would have been better if i . . .
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The Poet X by Jasmine
This book was fabulous. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this but honestly it was wonderful. This book feels like a combination of Judy Blume’s 'Foreve . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Zoe
This is probably my favourite book out of the six I've read so far. I absolutely loved the strong bond between Makepeace and Bear, and found myself cl . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Zoe
I thought this book was fairly heart-warming. I loved the stubborn character of the house, and I thought Baba was absolutely lovely. This seems like a . . .
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The Poet X by Eadie
A great book for older ages. It was compelling, fascinating and comparable in some ways. Most of the time I couldn't put it down. I also really like . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by William
The Land of Neverendings was another rather childish I thought as it is based on soft toys. The reasons why she wrote it are understandable. If I had . . .
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Rebound by William
Rebound was a bit predictable. I thought that the poetry could have been better written to flow better. My opinion is biased though as I read this imm . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by William
The House with Chicken Legs is a fairly good book with a decent storyline. The start is a bit slow but the rest makes up for it. I was worried after t . . .
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Long Way Down by Zoe
This wasn't my favourite book but I did find it quite clever. I liked the way the author used punctuation to create suspense and I thought the way it . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Zoe
I thought this book was brilliant. It was exciting, inspiring and I loved the characters. I think it's great that we get to see their different points . . .
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Rebound by Jasmine
This boook was an unusual read. It uses a poetic format but doesn’t fully utilise it to its advantage. The comic pages were a cool idea but I would ha . . .
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Long Way Down by Jasmine
This book was a pleasant read despite its dark subject. Although clunky in places the poetic style of writing worked really well for this book. The wo . . .
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Bone Talk by Zoe
I really enjoyed this book. There was lots of suspense and it really gave you an insight to how life was for them. It was interesting learning what th . . .
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Long Way Down by Harriet
I really didn’t expect to like this book. To be honest I didnt really INTEND to like this book. As a white middle-aged librarian at a mostly-white sch . . .
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The Poet X by Zoe
I think this book was stunning. I love the way it flowed from poem to poem, and you could really feel a sense of empathy for the main character. I rea . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Harriet
I struggled with this until about halfway through, when I suddenly got it. Up till then I thought it was a charming children's book, if a bit cringily . . .
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The Poet X by Martha
An utterly beautiful book - completely unique in its format and its structure. The poems definitely added more character to the book and made it more . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by megan
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though it is childish and rather silly at times, it is an enjoyable read. The characters are well told and have develo . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Eadie
This book is a good one, it loses you in a world of imagination and dreams as you wonder if this could be true. Though I wouldn't recommend it to a fr . . .
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Long Way Down by William
I was expecting more action from the blurb but it is still a great book. I was surprised by it being written in poems but it was a pleasant surprise. . . .
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The Poet X by Shona
I like the format of this book. It makes it far more interesting to read, and slightly more complex. I enjoy the story line, and like the way that the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Martha
The House With Chicken Legs was written with a very negative attitude. I could see that the author tried to portray Marinka as a brave hero, wounded b . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Martha
This book, at first, was very muddled and was so strange that the plot didn’t really have any shape - though maybe it is an acquired taste. The plot l . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jasmine
An absolutely beautiful book. The perfect mix of Enid Blyton and Jane Hissey and J K Rowling. This book sensitivity handles the topics of death and pr . . .
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Long Way Down by Robyn
I didn't understand the ending. I didn't understand what the elevator meant. I didn't understand the three rules. I didn't understand why there were d . . .
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The Poet X by Robyn
This is my favourite out of the 6.5 books I've read so far. I liked the format and the way all the poems flowed into each other. I enjoyed how she ca . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jasmine
Gripping but not actually enjoyable. Like a slightly better version of Stephanie Myers “Host”. Clunky and overall tiring to read. On a positive note M . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jasmine
Interesting look into folklore of other cultures. My favourite Carnegie book so far, incredibly engaging and with very likeable characters. Really enj . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Jasmine
An interesting read however it left me unsatisfied due to the lack of conclusion or even plot lines coming together. However it was gripping (after ch . . .
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Rebound by megan
I really enjoyed this book. I like how when chump is dreaming you can see the illustrations of what is in his head; I think this really contributes to . . .
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Long Way Down by Ms Norman
The language was used in some interesting ways and it worked well structured as a poem. However, the story line was predictable and the book offered l . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Martha
The heavy topic on which the book was based was made available to younger children and helped them understand what Emily was going through. The childi . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Martha
This book was beautifully crafted and expert in the way it brought the different types of women who shaped our time and the way we live into light. Th . . .
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Rebound by francis
this was my favorite book because incorporated two things into one world . . .
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St Thomas More Catholic School
Buxton, Derbyshire
Lady Manners School
Derbyshire,
Tapton Reading
, Sheffield
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
High Peak,
Which Carnegie author would you invite for lunch?

Elizabeth Acevedo
Kwame Alexander
Frances Hardinge
Sally Nicholls
Candy Gourlay
Sophie Anderson
Jason Reynolds
Kate Saunders
 
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.
 

 
 

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and began her career as a journalist for the opposition press during the People Power Revolution before becoming an author. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Award in 2011 and wa . .

 

 

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