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Yardleys School
Birmingham,
Group status: Can't talk - too busy reading!



The Yardleys School Reading Club is made up of 40 book-hungry pupils (and 1 over-worked librarian) who are just nuts about reading! We meet every Friday at lunch-time in our school Library to talk about books, make recommendations, follow the various book awards, profile authors, engage in lively debates about the world of reading and generally have a jolly good time. Each week we about what reading means to us, get an exclusive look at all the new books hitting the shelves and hold a free book raffle. Let's get reading!



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What has been your favourite Carnegie Award Medal winner from the last five years?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2010)
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd (2009)
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve (2008)
Just in Case by Meg Rosoff (2007)
Tamar by Mal Peet (2006)
 
Title: Junk
Author: Melvin Burgess
Winning Year: 1996

Junk is the most controversial Carnegie winner yet. It unflinchingly tells the story of Tar and Gemma, who run away from home, move to Bristol and meet up with some squatters. It is superbly written, with a subtle character development achieved through a