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Oakgrove Mad Hatters
Oakgrove, Milton Keynes
Group status: 21 members - whoop whoop



We are really enjoying the books and the activities this year. Great debates and even our own book quiz today. Chairperson today was Rodrigo who kept things flowing nicely.

Eric

Long Way Down by Arun
In my opinion the long way down is a very uniquely written book as it explores the life of modern-day knife/gun crime in today’s society. Also, it ma . . .
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Bone Talk by Aziza
I didn't really like Bone talk because the way it was written was quite confusing and I didn't know what was going on. . . .
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Long Way Down by Eric
The long way down is different from many other books as it is written in a very unique way which makes the reader get engaged. Also, it explores diffe . . .
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Long Way Down by Rodrigo
"Long way down is a very interesting book about gun crime and how it is stuck in a constant loop. Its written in verse which gives it a very poetic fe . . .
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Long Way Down by Lauren
This is my favourite book so far! I love how there were also images so it caters for people who prefer pictures in their books as well. Books like thi . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lauren
This was a very unique book that was unlike one have read before. Its captivating story line, interesting language and well thought-out plot twists me . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Lauren
I really liked this book. Before reading it, I didn't know much about suffragettes and what the war was like for women and this book taught me in a wa . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Megan
The Land of Neverendings definitely reminds me of Wed Wabbit from the 2018 Carnegie list, being a lighter story that still manages to hurt the heart w . . .
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The Poet X by Megan
The Poet X appears to be overhyped. It's relatable, and the use of verse is an interesting twist... but it falls short of the impact it wants to make. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Megan
A Skinful of Shadows is a gripping book, focusing on political intrigue, friendship and coping with death. It slows down at points, but the plot keeps . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Rodrigo
As soon as I saw this book I was instantly drawn to it because of its beautiful colours and patterns. The illustrations through the book represent ani . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Laura.
This book is heartfelt and meaningful with a deep message. It is about a girl called Emily whose sister Holly, who was disabled all her life, has just . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by elena
I liked this book it appealed to me because I loved the bright colours . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by hannah
The land of neverendings follows the story of emily whos sister has recently died she finds herself not only missing holly her sister but bluey her si . . .
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Bone Talk by hannah
Bone Talk is the story of a young Bontok boy who faces struggles as he tries to become a man but cannot as his brother does not live in bontok.his bro . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Lauren
This is an amazing book teaching young children that it's okay to be different and that you should never feel alone in this difference as there will a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lesley Sharpling
This is a mystical magical book based on Russian folklore and told beautifully by the author. Marinka has been given a very special role to play in “ . . .
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Long Way Down by Megan
Long Way Down is a book written in free verse poetry, and an incredible one at that. It's a quick read, but gripping from page 1, with Will and his in . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs S
It has been a long while since a book has had such a powerful effect on me. I have recommended this to so many students as I am sure they will love . . .
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Oakgrove Readalots
Oakgrove, Milton Keynes
 
What is the most important factor when you are choosing a book to read?

Relatable Characters
2% (4 votes)

attractive cover
38% (67 votes)

inspiring blurb
3% (5 votes)

Favourite author/genre
48% (85 votes)

personal recommendation
2% (4 votes)

   
 
Title: Harris Finds His Feet
Author: Catherine Rayner
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Winning Year: 2009

Harris, a very small hare with very big feet goes out with his Grandad and finds out not only how to hop high into the sky, climb to the tops of the mountains and run very fast, but also about the importance of finding his own feet.
 

 
 

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .