The Library Blog will be taking a break for the last week of term whilst we try out some changes for next session. Check back in after the holidays and see how it looks!
The winner of the YA Book Prize for 2017 was announced last week at the Hay Book Festival. The winning book was Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence. Find out more by clicking on this link.
Lauren Child is the author of the Charlie and Lola books and is also known for her wonderful illustrations. How nice to have someone who is both writer and illustrator twice in a row!
Having retired from road racing, he was never going to sleep in and take it easy. Breaking records on the world’s biggest Wall of Death; cycling 2,745 miles down the spine of the United States (while sleeping rough); attempting to be the fastest person ever on two wheels; and racing turbocharged Transit vans through the Nevada desert kept him busy for a bit. But then he got the call… And this time it was serious.
The Crime & Safety Day for the new S3 will be held during the morning today . This will involve tutor classes moving round a series of stations where they will have the opportunity to hear from the following partners:
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service
Medics Against Violence
There will also be two scenario stations outside with the Fire service rescue dogs and the Police Drugs detection dogs.
“Cogheart” by Peter Bunzl is definitely a good read and especially stands out to me for one reason; the Victorian time setting, one of my favourite settings in books. The story is about Lily and the mysterious disappearance of her father, John. A misfit at her boarding school with a love for penny dreadfuls, Lily never liked her school life, with the headmistress and the Kracken always on her back. However everything changes when she is informed that her father’s airship has crashed and is presumed dead, and is pulled out of school to go back home. At this time, we learn that Malkin, Lily’s mechanimal fox is still alive after John, Lily’s father, sent him to find Lily but is shot. Thankfully, he is found by Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and is fixed. Now with silver-eyed men stalking her every move, Lily is plunged into a menacing world with Robert and Malkin but Lily soon realises that those she holds close may end up being the ones to break her heart in more ways than one.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend – even a dead one – is just what she needs.
But Anya’s new BFF isn’t kidding about the “forever” part…