Category Archives: Book News

April is READ WITHOUT WALLS month

If you are looking for ideas as to what to read over the next few weeks, why not try the Read Without Walls challenge this April? This was set up by Gene Luen Yang, who is the National Ambassador for Young … Continue reading

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The Zoella Book Club

  Are you a fan of Zoella, or her books? Or are you simply after some good reading recommendations for the summer? If so, you might be interested to know that WHSmiths have launched a Zoella Book Club for the … Continue reading

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Read over the Rainbow

This term we are focussing on books which include LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans) characters. Come and have a look at our collection in the LRC! We also have a brand new recommended list. Just click on the image to … Continue reading

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YA Book Prize shortlist announcement

  The shortlist for the 2016 YA Book Prize has been announced: Unbecoming ~ Jenny Downham (David Fickling Books) Asking for It ~ Louise O’Neill (Quercus) Concentr8 ~ William Sutcliffe (Bloomsbury) The Rest of Us Just Live Here ~ Patrick … Continue reading

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Malorie Blackman is new Children’s Laureate

Author Malorie Blackman has been hcosen as the children’s Laureate for 2013 to 2015. Best known for her series of books Noughts & Crosses, Malorie Blackman has actually written over sixty books. Here is she is answering questions from teenagers … Continue reading

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Carnegie & Greenway Medals winners and trip to Backwell School

2012 is an historic year, as for the first time ever, the same book, A Monster Calls,  has scooped both the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals. The Carnegie Medal went to author Patrick Ness (who had already won last year with … Continue reading

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The Carnegie Medal shortlist is out!

This is a very long shortlist this year, 8 BOOKS! David Almond MY NAME IS MINA Hodder (9+) Mina writes and writes in an empty notebook, and through her stories, thoughts, lessons and dreams, her journal grows into something extraordinary. … Continue reading

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