Carnegie Reading Group

Oxted School Library has been running a Carnegie Shadowing Group for over 60 keen readers in Key Stage 3, who accepted the challenge of reading eight teen fiction books in a term.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children and young people. For over 70 years the Carnegie Medal has encouraged the publication of quality books for children and young people. The medal is named after Scottish born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, who played a crucial role in establishing many public libraries.

This year the books were of course controversial and contained challenging themes included war, sickness and adversity. 

Well done all those who took part and if they read all eight books this year, they would have read 556,347 words – an amazing achievement.


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