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Swanshurst School
Birmingham,
Group status: 2019 CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Awards Ceremony, Upper Library lunchtime, Monday 18th June!

The Carnegie shortlist 2019

We are the Swanshurst Carnegie shadowing group. Year 7 meet on Thursday lunchtimes Year 8/9 meet on Wednesday lunchtimes Follow us on Twitter @SwanshurstLib.

Leila Riaz

Bone Talk by Diamante
Bone Talk I really enjoyed the book "Bone Talk", mostly because it is written from another point of view: by the population that had been inveded rat . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ammarah
This book is full of emotion, towards the start. However, as the story gradually moves on, I started to see mischief, adventure,and even humour! It . . .
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Bone Talk by Annabel
This book was really interesting and even though it wasn't true it really felt as if it was. It was set in the Philippines around 100 years ago, with . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Alvina
This book was very interesting as it showed me that you don't have to follow in your family's footsteps. At the beginning the author showed was how Ma . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Allina
This story was creative,funny and interesting.The way Kate Saunders describes "Smockeroon" makes readers of all ages laugh,gasp and smile.It is uniqu . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by indigo
One day, Emily starts having dreams about Bluey her toy bear. And when Ruth, who runes an antique shop starts seeing her dead sons toys come alive, bo . . .
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Rebound by Haleema
Charlie Bell is a character who has been given the classic role of the 'misunderstood teenager'. The fact that Charlie had to have dealt with the loss . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Laveza
I like this book because it is about women having a voice and to use it equally and that their can be hard times in your life and your going to have t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by saira
the book of the land of neverendings is a really good book i really enjoyed reading it. It did start of little bit boring but then it got better as y . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Safa
A Skinful of Shadows is yet another magnificent tale spun by Francis Hardinge, which is not only witty and comedic, but also clever and inspiring. It . . .
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Long Way Down by Aqsa
This style of writing isn't something I imagined myself reading, so the poetry layout was kind of new to me. I feel like this book was left for reader . . .
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Rebound by Christine
Rebound by Kwame Alexander Wow. Just so inspiring and eye-opening. I am completely lost for words because I did not realise how good of a book t . . .
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The Poet X by Huda
The Poet X is a book that I recommend to people who like poems. The format of the Poet X is similar as the book "One". The format makes the story more . . .
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Rebound by Ushna
When you are playing on the court, surrounded by your teammates, you can feel their determination to score. To win. The only thing that seems to matte . . .
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The Poet X by Fatima
I had mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, The Poet X is filled with uncomfortable moments that I felt were a little forced and on the other h . . .
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The Poet X by Evie
Sometimes, You come across a book so different You cannot help but read it An amazing example of this Is the poet X Poet X is a book convayed a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Elisheba
This book is amazing. It's based on the Slavik folklore about Baba Yaga. However, it shows a completely different side to the once ferocious woman. Th . . .
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Long Way Down by Khadijah
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds I really enjoyed this book as it was interesting and structured differently to all other books I have read. The struc . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ruqaiyah
Marinka wants a normal life, with a normal house. Her grandmother is a Yaga guardian, who guides the spirits up to the the stars. Marinka is next in l . . .
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Rebound by Leila
Rebound. A book I honestly have almost no words to explain how absolutely amazing it is. It does have its downsides but I believe nothing is perfect. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Khadijah
The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson. This book is about a house with chicken legs and a girl called Marinka who is brought up with Baba Ya . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Sharon
A skinful of shadows is a very contrasting book - in a way that it leaves you on edge, but makes you feel a sensation of warmth at the same time. It i . . .
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Long Way Down by Allina
I found this book interesting because it was structured like a poem which intrigued the reader and relayed the words in a way children would be able t . . .
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Rebound by Alkhensaa salih ali
This was a really nice book about love and hardships. It was very interesting from the start and it shows the struggle of the main character charlie b . . .
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Long Way Down by Asma
Long Way Down is a story written in poetry and tackles real-life issues such as grief, gun violence, which is a major problem in America currently. Wi . . .
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Rebound by maryam
rebound: "a basketball term referring to a statistic awarded to a player who retrieves the ball after a missed field goal or a free throw" or to "reco . . .
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Long Way Down by Zainab
This book contains an array of heart-wrenching poems about a boy looking to avenge the loss of a boy named Shawn, whom he was related to. The entire r . . .
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Rebound by Fatima
Rebound is a decent novel which explores the way different people deal with grief. I especially liked the fact that both Charlie and his grandfathe . . .
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Long Way Down by iman
I have never cried while reading a book except for when I read this. I read this book at the time of 1 hour and I have never loved a book so much. Alt . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by iman
Once I open this book I can never seem to close it because of its absolutely amazing plot of Makepeace trying to get over the fear of ghosts crawling . . .
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Long Way Down by Alvina
The book 'Long Way Down' was very intriguing. It used vocabulary which made me feel as if I was there. The layout was different, it was layed out like . . .
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Bone Talk by Elisheba
Bone Talk is about a young boy, called Samkad, who wants to be a man through a cut, while his friend Luki, a girl, also wants to fight. It is set in t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Evie
The first book I assigned myself as an official member of the Carnegie boom club was “fthings a bright girl can do.” This book exsperiments with the l . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Huda
The House with Chicken Legs is a great book and I recommend it to people who like adventures and odd stuff. This is because there are strange things t . . .
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The Poet X by Laveza
I love this book due to how it helps young people it helps them because it tells you as the reader, how its like to be in her situation. This really m . . .
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Long Way Down by Fatima
A Long Way Down is a very emotional novel written in a very unique way. Although it did take me a long while to get used to a book written in verse, i . . .
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Long Way Down by Haleema
I enjoyed reading Long Way Down because not only did it teach an important lesson but it had been worded in such a way that it was as if we, as the re . . .
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The Poet X by Romeesa
As a reader I enjoyed this book. It was very emotional and had many twists and turns in terms of feelings. I was fascinated by the layout of the book . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by iman
my opinions for this changed a lot throughout this book, just like my emotions. This book was a roller coaster that was taking me through so many feel . . .
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The Poet X by maryam
Before reading this book, I had heard that it is written in poems only. I thought that it would just be an anthology of poems with no real coherent st . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Guldana
This was a wonderful book. If you’re a history lover then I’ll defiantly recommend this book to you. And if you haven’t read the book and are reading . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Khadijah
I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'The Land Of Neverendings' by Kate Saunders and it has become one of my favourite books. I really enjoyed it because it h . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Fatima
In A Skinful of Shadows, Hardinge is able to create this very chilling atmosphere around the Fellmottes that immediately makes you suspect something i . . .
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The Poet X by Annabel
The book tells us the views and thoughts of a young girl, who let her fists and body speak for her. She describes her life at home, school and in chur . . .
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Long Way Down by Christine
Long Way Down: Long Way Down is a very powerful book (which is written in free verse) that focuses on gun crime and the pressure it has on young pe . . .
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Which of this year's books has the best cover?

The Poet X
Rebound
The House with Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
A Skinful of Shadows
Things A Bright Girl Can Do
Long Way Down
The Land of Neverendings
   
 
Title: Here Lies Arthur
Author: Philip Reeve
Winning Year: 2008

"There's nothing a man can do that can't be turned into a tale...". Britain. AD 500. Gwyna's new master Myrddin says he's not an enchanter, yet he works his own kind of magic. He turns Gwyna from a slave-girl into a goddess, a boy, and a spy - and A
 

 
 

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 . .

 

 

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