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Exeter Cathedral School

Group status: We have started to look at the shortlisted books in both the Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists.

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We are shadowing the books in smaller groups this year, holding meetings on a daily drop-in basis to allow members to join in.

Thornhill by Maddie
Thornhill is such a good book. I think it is great how there is one story in the words and another in the pictures. The book is so thrilling, it is . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Ginevra and Ellie May
This book is very calming and poetic. We like the cut out pages and the repeated sentences give a strong message. The pictures really tell the story . . .
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Where the World Ends by Alice
Where the World ends by Geraldine McCaughrean is about a boy called Quillam (Quill) and his friends who go on a trip to a sea stac in St Kilda and are . . .
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Thornhill by Sian
I think Pam Smy's Thornhill is a good book with a mysterious feeling to its story. The book's cover is very intriguing and gives you a taste of what i . . .
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King of the Sky by Maddie
I love the actual story, the way the boy does not think he belongs, but then he does. The first painting in the book is beautiful, because he is descr . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Alice
Under the Same Sky is a beautiful book showing that we are all equal - we are all under the same sky! I am extremely intrigued by this book and it d . . .
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Night Shift by Alice
The Night Shift is a very inspirational book,showing emotions out of beautiful pictures and shadows. I love the drawings showing how the girl feels, e . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Grace vicary
I think the pictures in under the same sky are very drawing in and beautifully drawn. I think the book means everyone’s the same no matter who you are . . .
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King of the Sky by Millie
I like the images in this book because the texture makes it feel like it is actually happening. The pictures are slightly blurred and makes them look . . .
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King of the Sky by Alice and Sian
The King of the sky is a very interesting book because the layout makes it look as if the text had been written in a diary.The end paper has a beautif . . .
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King of the Sky by Grace
I thought the King of the Sky was a very interesting book, I felt that the idea is that everyone is different e.g. the page at the back with all the d . . .
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Maynard School Library
St Peter's Church of England Aided School
Carpe Diem
Judging a book by its cover - which Greenaway shortlisted book attracts you the most?

Town is by the Sea
King of the Sky
Night Shift
Under the Same Sky
A First Book of Animals
The Song from Somewhere Else
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


Petr Horáček

Petr Horáček (Czech) trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator. His titles Strawberries Are Red and What Is Black and White? won the Books for Chi . . .