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CSI Peterborough (Carnegie Shadowing Investigators)
Peterborough,
Group status: We are busily reading the short-list! 10 Year 7's, 1 Year 8 and 1 Year 9 are making up the group this year.
A mixed bag of year groups this year, Year 7, 8 and 9 are involved. Hoping to have a lot of fun as usual whilst shadowing the Carnegie Medal.


Things A Bright Girl Can Do by henry
I can see why people think this book is slow but personally I don't think it is, because you have minor crisis's rather than major ones. It is a bit w . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Amy
This book is about a girl called Marinka who is supposed to be guiding the dead through the gate but after her 'grandmother', Baba Yaga, went through . . .
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Rebound by Amy
This book is about a boy who loses his dad and lives with his mum. He has three friends who also help him to get over his loss. I think that this book . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Amy
Things a Bright Girl Can Do is a book about three girls and their lives. I appreciate how this book is about history but I am not a massive fan,even t . . .
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Rebound by Kayla
Rebound has a lovely message of giving things your all and that you can do anything if you try. The main character Charlie is sent to his granddad's t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Amy
The Land of Neverendings is a book about a girl called Emily who has lost her beloved sister Holly.This book makes me feel sad because I felt extremel . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Charlotte
This book didn't really reach the expectations I was hoping for. It was an odd story line that wouldn't have happened in reality. Although I liked the . . .
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Long Way Down by Annabelle
If it was not for Carnegie, I would not even consider picking up Long Way Down, let alone taking it out of a library. I generally pick books with more . . .
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The Poet X by Annabelle
This book was original, emotional and so beautiful. Everyone should read this book. It focuses on and dealt with a lot of topics which some people are . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Annabelle
This book was not the page turner I anticipated after reading so many amazing reviews and I feel the whole book was quite slow. I enjoyed some of the . . .
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Bone Talk by Beth
Bone Talk is a great adventure book.It tells the story of a boy called Samkad and his quest to become a man.This book also is about his relationship w . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Karina
The Land of Neverendings is a book about a girl(Emily) who has lost her sister and all about her imagination. This book made me feel sad as a reader. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Beth
This book tells the story of the suffragettes and their fight to gain the vote.It follows the story of 3 young girls May and Nell and also Evelyn. I . . .
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Rebound by Karina
Rebound is a very good book written in free verse. I wouldn't have read this book without Carnegie. The book (Rebound) jumps from one topic to another . . .
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Long Way Down by Beth
Long Way Down is a book about a boy called Will and follows the moments after his brother Shawn is shot and killed.Will has to follow the three rules . . .
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The Poet X by Karina
Poet X is a book about a girl (Xiomara) who wants to live a free life without her parents getting in the way and bothering her. I felt that this book . . .
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Long Way Down by Mia
I really like this book because at the beginning of the book it went straight into what happens. This book is very easy to read and hard to put down, . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mia
In my opinion I didn't really like this book, it became quite boring half-way through and I couldn't finish it so quick like I did with all of the oth . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Henry
It is nice to think there is a place where things/humans can go when they're bored/dead but this isn't really my kind of book because there aren't man . . .
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The Poet X by Kayla
The Poet X is a great book with a strong backstory of a girl called Xiomara. Elizabeth Acevedo has done a really good job of writing this book. Person . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Henry
This is the best Carnegie book I have read so far and it has a very strong chance of winning. I can't wait for next years book as most of hers are rea . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Annabelle
The Land of the Neverendings is a book which has a focus on a young girl who has lost her older sister and she keeps imagining her toys, in the hard w . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Kayla
This adventure story takes you on a journey with Marinka and Baba with their house with chicken legs. Personally, I enjoyed this book and thought it w . . .
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Long Way Down by henry
I enjoyed the book and story but the layout made me miss a few words. i don't think this book will win Carnegie so I hope the author chooses a differe . . .
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Long Way Down by Ellen
Long Way Down is a very easy book to get into, considering it is written in verse. I really enjoyed this book as it flowed really well and it was very . . .
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Rebound by Charlotte
I found this book, Rebound, different. I don't think this book had much of a story line and it was rather boring, I personally wouldn't have chosen it . . .
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Bone Talk by Rowan
Bone Talk is a book with an excellent storyline, it is very intriguing from a factual point of view. It actually more enjoyable knowing that everythin . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Beth
This funny,sad and exciting book takes you on a magical adventure powered by imagination.As a reader this book made me feel sad for Emily as she was g . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Charlotte
Things A Bright Girl Can Do was an amazing book about people fighting for women's votes. It made me feel like I was back in the 1900's standing by the . . .
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The Poet X by Mia
This is a narrative book. This is a book about a young girl called Xiomara she literally rebels to anything and everything. Its a book full of tender . . .
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Long Way Down by Kayla
Long Way Down is a book about heart break and revenge. As a reader this book makes me feel angry that people find it okay to harm innocent people. Thi . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Kayla
This all action and adventure book takes your imagination on a hunt to find the black toad and save the sturvey and the rest of smockeroom. As a reade . . .
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Rebound by Annabelle
Rebound is an action book which is written in free verse. As a reader I always wanted to read on but when I first got this book and saw it was written . . .
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Bone Talk by Henry
Bone Talk is a very good book about native Philippine tribes. It is nice to learn about what they might have done and it would be nice if there was a . . .
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The Poet X by Beth
I think this book is fantastic.If you want something different, read The Poet X .This book is about a girl called Xiomara. In this book, Xiomara strug . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Henry
A very good story with lots of different emotions in but there are a few questions we never find the answer to. There's no twists and not really any . . .
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the King's School, Peterborough
Peterborough,
The Judges
Ormiston Bushfield Academy
Eyrescroft Primary School
Peterbrough,
Which is your favourite book cover from this years shortlist?

The Poet X
Rebound
The House With Chicken Legs
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Bone Talk
A Skinful of Shadows
Long Way Down
The Land of Neverendings
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

Breathtaking, a perfect marriage of text and picture, in which the illustrations capture meaning and emotion completely. The depiction of light and shade is awe-inspiring. It made Mrs Thomson and Mrs Grinyer cry.
 

 

Thomas Deacon Academy