Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Convince the Critics competition

Task:   Write at least one compelling paragraph, no maximum length, convincing the critics to read the book you have chosen to recommend.

Closing date:  22 March 2013.

Entries:  Handed to English Teacher (who will pass entries to the Librarian) or Librarian.

Don’t forget to include:  Your name and form and the author and title of the book.

Purpose:  Not a book review but a piece of (really) persuasive writing.

Prizes:  Loads

Monday, 25 February 2013

Pre-launch of Siobhan Dowd books and ‘Convince the Critics’ competition

We are pleased to announce a new Library competition along with the launch of over £1000 worth of new books won by the Librarians to coincide with WorldBook Day 2013. 

Pre-launch invitations have been sent to the forms that have the top borrowers in each year group.  The students will get a peek preview of all the new books, there will be a free prize draw, World Book Day vouchers to give out plus the students will be the first to hear about our latest competition, ‘Convince the Critics’.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Book Reviews

The following reviews are by some of the Year 7 students.  Why not read these books and see if you agree and maybe write a review too? You can find them and other great books in our libraries.  More of your reviews will be coming soon ....

There is a Boy in the Girls’ bathroom by Louis Sacher
Reviewed by Owen Yr 7
This is a book about a boy called Jeff Fishkin, who moves to a new school and somehow ends up in the girls’ bathroom.  The book is good because it is funny in some places and it has a big twist right when you start getting into the flow of the book.
Who should read it? People, no matter what books you like to read, it is really one of a kind 10/10.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Reviewed by James Yr 7
This book is amazing; with constant suspense that keeps you on the edge.  15 year old Katniss Everdeen is an ordinary girl, who secretly risks her life every day.  She lives in district 12 with her Mum and little sister, Prim.  She hunts every day, slipping her way under a 13ft electric fence.  She has to!  She has to keep her family alive.  She lives an ordinary lifestyle until one day!
Every year two contestants from each district are entered into a huge tournament of death.  When the Reaping Day came, Primrose Everdeen was announced.  Katniss got scared and without thinking volunteered for her little sister.  Katniss was thrown into an arena of death with 23 other blood thirsty teenagers.  Will she be victorious…?
I give this book 10/10 for constant suspense and wonderful cliff hangers.
Vampire Assistant by Darren Shan
Reviewed by Paige Yr 7
On reading the first Darren Shan Cirque Du Freak I thought it couldn’t get better from there.  However it did.  During the book there were many characters that were amazing like the world’s tallest man, a werewolf, half vampires and full vampires, snake boy and much more. 
I enjoyed this book so much that I will still keep reading the other books in the series.  I would recommend this book to people who like adventure.
Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Reviewed by Angel Yr 7
“Hi, my name in Danny.  I no longer have a Mum.  She died when I was only four months old.  My Dad left to look after me on his own.  I think the world of my father”.
That’s a little bit about his life.  I chose this book because my brother read it before so he said I should read it.  I looked on the first page, read it, and it sounded really good.  I think this book was good because it shows how much your Dad loves you and why you should always remember your memories with your Mum and Dad.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Fall in Love with a Good Book!

Our Valentine display in the War Memorial Library

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

National Libraries Day

Saturday 09 February 2013 is National Libraries Day.  It is a day for championing and celebrating libraries and librarians and to highlight the importance of reading. There will be events taking place in libraries around the country so please support your local libraries.
The Shout About School Libraries campaign highlights the vital importance of school libraries in ensuring that “every child has equal access to information, to knowledge, to critical thinking”. This is something that is very much recognized and supported by the leadership team at TRS, through the provision of libraries services delivered by professionally qualified librarians.

Our 'love libraries' display in the Discovery Library.