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Colchester Academy y7

Group status: Carnegie has ended, we will be going soon. Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevedo and her book, the Poet X, for winning the Carnegie medal


Our group consists of Caden, Cameron, Harry, Lily, Keziah, Amy, Honey, Ellie, and Evlyn.

Caden Meakins

A Skinful of Shadows by Ellie
Skinful of Shadows I liked Skinful of Shadows because this book is about ghosts trying to get into Makepeace’s head. Makepeace tries to find out who . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Amy T
‘The house with chicken legs’ is an amazing book with extraordinary plots and amazing detail in the writing, also it has great descriptions of the cha . . .
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Bone Talk by Harry
In Bone Talk I like the story-line of the book because it is set in the Philippines and how their lifestyle is different and fascinating, because in t . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Caden
The House With Chicken Legs The House With Chicken Legs is a book about a girl who died as a baby but refused to go through a path to the stars named . . .
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Long Way Down by Amy T
Long way down is an amazing styled book like Poet X, full of amazing poems linked like a separated story into many parts. I can tell this is a story a . . .
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Bone Talk by Lily
This book is about Samkad and his experiences with 'Americans' who’d brought war to the lowlands and is intended to do the same with his village (Bont . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by harry
The main character Marinka dreamed of a normal life with her dead grandmother’s spirit, but at the start of the book I was struggling to understand th . . .
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Long Way Down by Lily
"Long Way Down" is a book about this boy, named William Holloman (Will) and how he deals with the loss of his brother, Shawn, who died from a gun shoo . . .
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Rebound by harry
So far this is my favourite book because the main character (Charlie Bell) is in mourning and he is behaving badly and making too many mistakes, also . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Keziah
This book is about a girl Marinka who lived in a house with her grandmother called Baba. Her grandmother is a Yaga and is wanting to teach Marinka how . . .
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Long Way Down by Caden
Long way down. The book has a mystery style, with the main character was taking the elevator from the top of his apartment block to kill a man he thou . . .
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The Poet X by Amy
The poet X is a unique book full of exciting poems that all link in some way, to me it was very exciting and fun to see and read all the different len . . .
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Rebound by Cameron
Rebound is about a boy called Charlie Bell, who is currently in mourning. His dad has died. When he gets into trouble one too many times he is packed . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lily
This book is about Marinka - a 12 year old girl whose is destined to be a Yaga after her grandmother, Baba Yaga; someone who leads the dead to the sta . . .
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What book should have won?

Long way down
The house with chicken legs
The winner: The poet X
Bone talk
Things a bright girl can do
The land of neverendings
A skinful of shadows
Title: The Little White Horse
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator: C Walter Hodges
Winning Year: 1946

The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When Maria Merryweather, the little heroine, comes to live at Moonacre Manor she finds herself involved with an ancient feud. She is det


Elizabeth Acevedo

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



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