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Group status: 35 Eager members are off, on what promises to be a thrilling ride through this year's varied shortlist.



Backwell's Carnegie Group has been running for 15 years now! The Library Ladiez are thrilled to welcome so many enthusiast new members. We have got to know one another a little now and are ready for the off! We meet in the library, where readers swop books, exchange views and grade the titles they've read. We have a refreshments rota to sustain all this activity!

Mrs Gibson

Long Way Down by Sylvie
Before I got this book, people were telling me how they didn't understand it or thought it was rubbish. But when I read it, I realised that it was qui . . .
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Long Way Down by Evie
I didnít like long way down for quite a few reasons but the main reason I didnít get on with the book was because I felt that it dragged on for way to . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Toby
The house with chicken legs is a beautifully written story about a girl who lives in a house that moves around. She hates this and doesn't like guidin . . .
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The Poet X by evie
Poet X is an emotional book that is easy to be sucked into. It can make you feel the emotions that the character is feeling and you feel like you ARE . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ruby
The House with Chicken Legs is a beautiful story about a young girl and her grandma who guide the dead into the afterlife in their house which has chi . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Isaac
The Land of Neverendings is a book about toys coming to life. I disliked this book because I found it went on for to long. Emily seems to care more a . . .
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Long Way Down by Molly
I picked this book up expecting to be bored, but I was actually surprised by how good it was. The poems were short, but they made the book a lot more . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Isaaac
A skinful of shadows is a book about a girl called Makepeace who has the rare ability to host ghosts within her mind. I enjoyed this book because i . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ciara
This book is about a girl called Emily. Her sister, Holly, has just died. Emily is mourning for her, and Bluey, Holly's teddy bear. I just don't like . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tommy
This book is one of my favourites. This is because it tells a great story. It manages to be chilling in parts and just really exciting in others. You . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Grace
'The House with Chicken legs' is a magical novel by Sophie Anderson, based on a classic Slavic fairy tale. Marinka is a young girl who lives with her . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Bethan
Things a Bright Girl Can Do is set at the time of the suffragette movement. It tells the story of three different girls Ė Evelyn, May and Nell. They a . . .
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The Poet X by Summer
The Poet X is a book about love, hate, family and relationships. My favourite character is Xiomara because she was mentally and physically a strong pe . . .
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Bone Talk by Isaac
Bone talk is a book about the native people of the Philippines. It is about their culture and how they react to the American invasion I enjoyed thi . . .
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Long Way Down by Isaac
Long Way Down is a book in verse about a boy who wants to avenge his brother's death by killing his murderer. I didn't enjoy this book because it w . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Thea
I think that the house with chicken legs was probably my favourite of all the short listed books because I love the way it ties fictional stories and . . .
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Bone Talk by Louisa
Even though many of my friends think that this book is boring, it ticks all of my boxes!This book had me gripped from start to finish and i loved shar . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lara
The house with chicken legs is a fun heart warming book about longing for something else. My favourite part was the beach scene because I could pictur . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ella
Things a bright girl can do is about a group of women fighting for women's rights and equality. I loved this book because it brought a tear to my eye . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Grace
The Land of Neverendings is a heart-warming tale about a family coping with grief and loss. The part that I particularly liked was when Evie (the main . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ciara
This is my favourite book in the shortlist! The author has the amazing ability to transport you to another place and reality. It is based on traditio . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Tommy
I loved this book because it focuses on an old story, but puts a more modern twist on it. The descriptions were great and all the characters are just . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ciara
I really enjoyed this book it is set in the past and the country is in civil war! The main character is a young girl named Make-peace who discovers sh . . .
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The Poet X by Lottie
I loved this book.I love it how it can change your emotion towards different characters just by what they are doing.It amazes me how many different to . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Gibson
I really love this new genre of novels written as poetry and this was just the perfect combination of a tale of an emerging young slam poet told throu . . .
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St Katherine's School
Ham Green,
Gordano School
Bristol,
Clevedon School Book Club
N Somerset,
Brightstowe Books
Shirehampton,
 
Title: Flour Babies
Author: Anne Fine
Winning Year: 1992

Our librarian, Mrs Gibson was on the adult panel in 1993 when this won the Carnegie. She still loves the book which is funny, sweet and uplifting. Laugh/Cry? The antics of the boys looking after their sacks of flour will make you do both!
 

 

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