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Group status: We are reading and reviewing the books nominated for the Carnegie award.

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We are the Year 8s of Colchester Academy. Every morning we meet up and discuss the Carnegie books, edit our website and read! We are very passionate about reading and we excel in English. Feel free to explore our page!

Daniel Johnson

The House with Chicken Legs by Daniel
To be honest, I didn’t expect much going into this book. From the outside it just looked like every other book for young teens, which I personally don . . .
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The Poet X by Amber
The Land Of Never endings. By Kate Saunders Bluey was Holly’s favourite toy. Holly is Emily’s sister, who has died. Emily’s not the only one with a . . .
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The Poet X by Layla
The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo About The Book This book is about a girl called Xiomara who knows she is so different from other people at scho . . .
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Rebound by Catarina
Rebound- by Kwame Alexander The story is about Charlie Bell also known as Chuck. Charlie is a twelve-year old boy whose father died, this made Cha . . .
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Bone Talk by Daniel
I found this book to be a little unremarkable. This is unlike the other Carnegie books that I have read, specifically Long Way Down, which had a uniqu . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Abby
"The house with chicken legs" by Sophie Anderson. Marinka travels with her Grandmother, Baba Yaga, to seek the existence of a normal life. I believe . . .
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The Poet X by Amber
Poet x- Elizabeth Acevedo Xiomara Batista (also known as X) is a young girl in Harlem who discovers the world of slam poetry. X is unable to be hea . . .
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Bone Talk by Ellie
“Bone Talk” by Candy Gourlay is an adventurous story about Samkad. Samkad is desperate to become a man, but you must get the “Cut”. Samkad’s best frie . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Abby
The Land Of Neverendings by Kate Saunders Bluey. Bluey was Holly’s favourite teddy bear. I repeat was. Bluey was Holly’s favourite teddy bear until . . .
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Bone Talk by Amber
Bone Talk- Candy Gourly A tribe in 1899 Philippines called Bontok is living a normal life, Samkad is excited about receiving the cut (A tradition w . . .
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Bone Talk by Layla
Bone Talk By Candy Gourlay About The Book Bone Talk is set in 1899 about a boy called Samkad in a Filipino village, Bontok. Samkad wants to bec . . .
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Long Way Down by Daniel
(This review will contain spoilers) This book is difficult to review. Being so short, I found it to be hard to grasp the author’s intentions on the s . . .
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Long Way Down by Charles
The story of Long Way Down goes by a boy named Will Hollman whose brother has been shot. In a quick rage he plays by the rules. No crying, no stitchi . . .
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Long Way Down by Catarina
Long way down- Jason Reynolds I really enjoyed reading this book because it was interesting and very easy to read. The book is about a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ellie
“The House with Chicken Legs” by Sophie Anderson is about 12 years old Marinka. She lives with her grandma Baba, who is a “Yaga”, and her Jackdaw, “Ja . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Catarina
The Land of Neverendings- Kate Saunders The story is about a girl called Emily, whose disabled sister died at the age of 15. Em . . .
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Rebound by Amber
Rebound- By Kwame Alexander Chuck Bell (formerly known as Charlie Bell) is living a “normal” teenage life or so it seems. He is actually really unhap . . .
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Long Way Down by Abby
Long way down by Jason Reynolds The book Long Way Down is about a boy called William Holloman who belie . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Layla
The House with Chicken Legs By Sophie Anderson About The Book The House with Chicken Legs is about a girl called Marinka who lives with her gra . . .
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Long Way Down by Amber
Long Way Down- Jason Reynolds The rules are the rules and payback is key. William Holloman is out to get revenge for his brother’s murder, but when g . . .
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Rebound by Daniel
Rebound by Kwame Alexander In my opinion, this book wasn’t really anything particularly special. I didn’t find the characters too compelling, and the . . .
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Plume
Essex,
Claydon Primary Reading Group
Ipswich,
St Albans Ipswich
The Boswells
Are you happy with the Carnegie Medal results?

Yes - I liked the book
No - I disliked the book
I didn't read the book
I am indifferent
   
 
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut n . .

 

 

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