Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Summer Reading

Looking for ideas of what to read over the long summer holidays?  Below are some excellent websites which are full of great book recommendations as well as interviews and information on your favourite authors.  You can personalise your search and create your very own reading lists.  Just click on the links below and browse.   


Also, look out for the books that have been recommended by TRS students.  They have colourful bookmarks giving a link to our blog for the full book review.  The Librarians' recommendations are:

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

'Wonder' is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman.  Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Set during WWII, two young women become unlikely best friends during WWII, until one is captured by the Gestapo.  When a vital mission goes wrong, one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in Verity's own words, as she writes her account for her captors. Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal? Everything they've ever believed in is put to the test... (extracted from the Lovereading4kids website)

Summer's Dream by Cathy Cassidy  

The third story is the Chocolate Box Girls series.  Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts. Middle school ends and the holidays begin, but unlike her sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and sunny beach parties. The audition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control. The more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she becomes.

Don’t forget to visit your local library – it is free to join!

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