Book of the Week

16 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

2:02...

2:01...

2:00...

Whatever was this?

I stared at the numbers, numb with horror.

The box was a bomb .

And it was going to go off in

TWO MINUTES

A terrorist bomb in a London market tears Charlie's life apart.

Months later she meets Nat, whose family

was devestated…

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Book of the Week

6 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

We are liars

We are beautiful and privileged

We are cracked and broken

A tale of love and romance

A tale of tragedy

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

You decide

A mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming...

it will prompt some to return immediately to page 1 to…

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Book of the Week

2 Oct 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017

Three lives. Three Secrets. One heartbreaking story.

Katie's life is falling apart:her mum's controlling, her dad's run off,

she's in love with someone whose identity she can't reveal

and now her estranged grandmother's turned…

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Book of the Week for National Poetry Day

25 Sep 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

To Celebrate National Poetry Day...

Written entirely in verse...

The astonishing new novel from multi-award -winning author Sarah Crossan

explores life, death, love and forgiveness.

It will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

'They think I hurt someone.

But I…

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Book of the Week

18 Sep 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

From award winning author Katherine Rundell:-

The Girl Savage

Wilhelmina's world is golden.

Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful.

But when her home is sold and Wilhelmina is sent away to boarding school in…

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Book of the Week

11 Sep 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

BOND:- BEFORE THE NAME BECAME A LEGEND.
BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.

Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder.

In a North London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint.

A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton.

To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond…

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Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017

10 Jul 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

And the Winner is.....

The Deepest Cut by Natalie Flynn

'You haven't said a single word since you've been here. Is it on purpose?' 

I tried to answer David but I couldn't...my brain wanted to speak but my throat wouldn't cooperate...

Adam blames himself for his best friend's death.

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Book of the Week

4 Jul 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

'Thirteen broken bones and a punctured lung.

You must have been put on this Earth for a reason, to have survived it.'

Bridge is an oddball. She is a doodler. She wears black Halloween cat ears every day.

And she survived a serious accident when she was younger.

Ever since she missed a…

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Book of the Week

26 Jun 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HARRY POTTER!

Where has that time gone?!

This is the first ever illustrated edition of J K Rowling's magical classic and is packed with glorious colour illustrations  

by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal.

An utterly enchanting feast of a book,…

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Book of the Week

20 Jun 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

You can't blend in when you were born to stand out!

Wonder is the award-winning story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, who is desperate to fit in.

Now read a new side to the Wonder story, from three characters whose lives have been changed by Auggie forever.

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Book of the Week

12 Jun 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

"Explosive,thrilling, action-packed - meet Alex Rider."

The explosive new mission in the No.1 bestselling series.

After being forcibly recruited by MI6, teenage super-spy Alex Rider can't fight the past,

especially when it holds a deadly secret.

ALEX RIDER IS BACK!

AVAILABLE IN THE…

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Book of the Week

5 Jun 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

The latest in the Young Bond series...

The dead don't stay buried. The past won't rest in peace.

Teenager James Bond has left school for the summer when he receives a package from beyond the grave.

The mysterious contents of his father's backpack plunge James deep into the heart of an…

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Book of the Week

22 May 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

WANTED: A MOTHER

Everyone tells Sophie that she was orphaned in a shipwreck,

but Sophie is convinced her mother also survived.

When no one believes her, Sophie sets out to prove them wrong.

On the run from the authorities, Sophie finds Matteo - a boy who walks tightropes and lives in…

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Book of the Week

15 May 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

This wonderful book is packed with amazing photographs taken by Tim Peake from the International Space Station.

'It's impossible to look down on earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet.'

I may have been 400km up, but I have never felt closer to Earth than…

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Book of the Week

8 May 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Eight keys, eight secrets. One girl about to unlock her past

Before I used it, the key had infinite possibilities.

Eleven-year-old Elise feels stuck.

Her school locker-buddy squashes her lunch and laughs at her, every day.

She doesn't want to go to school - and her best friend,…

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Book of the Week

3 May 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

FOR OUR OLDER READERS...

The first time I saw them, I thought they were angels...

Steve's newborn baby brother is seriously ill and his parents are struggling to cope. 

When a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams and makes him an offer that could transform his life, all Steve has to…

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Book of the Week

24 Apr 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

From the Carnegie shortlisted author of When Mr Dog Bites, Brian Conaghan.

The Bombs That Brought Us Together

Charlie has always lived in Little Town.

It's home: the curfew, the Regime, the thugs, the poverty.

He knows the rules.

Then he meets Pavel.

Scrawny, sweary, with fierce…

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Spring Book Reviews

22 Mar 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

We have a huge selection of new books for Spring!

Here are just a few of them....

River of Ink by Helen Dennis

There are lots of twists and pacy dialogue in this first instalment of a thriller trilogy.

In the heart of London, a mystery boy emerges from the River Thames.

In a race…

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World Book Day -2 March 2017

24 Feb 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017

We will be celebrating World Book Day with lots of fun activities and prizes

in the Study Centre throughout the week.

Please come and join us at morning breaks and lunch-times.

You can exchange your £1 Book Voucher in the Study Centre

for one of the four books…

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February is Love of Reading Month

6 Feb 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

There is no better place to be than between the pages of a good book!

Browse a selection of our Romantic Novels for Valentine's Day:-

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Love Song by Sophia Bennett

My Rocky Romance…

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Book of the Week

30 Jan 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Enter the world of Septimus Heap, Wizard Apprentice. 

Magyk is his destiny.

A powerful Necromancer has killed the Queen and locked up the Extraordinary Wizard.

Now, using Darke Magyk, he can create the bleak and sinister world he desires.

But the Necromancer made a mistake.

A vital…

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Book of the Week

23 Jan 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

For our younger readers...

Welcome to the Midnight Gang!

Midnight is the time when most children are fast asleep, except of course for...

The Midnight Gang!

That is when their adventures are just beginning...

When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball

and finds himself at…

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Book of the Week

16 Jan 2017

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

The enemy is closer than you think.

He didn't know exactly what he was expecting on the other side of the door.

But it wasn't this.

The sickness struck everyone over fourteen.

First it twisted their minds.

Next it ravaged their bodies.

Now they roam the streets -crazed and…

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Book of the Week for Christmas

19 Dec 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

For our younger readers...

Journey to the edge of magic.

When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas.

But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade and Father Christmas

has more than impossible wishes to worry about.

Upset…

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Book of the Week

12 Dec 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Wings: A New Kind of Faerie Tale -

the remarkable debut novel by Aprilynne Pike and the first in the series.

Laurel has always lived as an ordinary girl -

but now something is happening to her -

something magical.

In this enchanting tale of magic, romance and danger, everything you…

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Book of the Week

6 Dec 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

This is a story that demands to be heard!

'I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in -

to please my parents, to please my teachers.

It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.'

Fifteen -year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute.

At…

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Book of the Week

28 Nov 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM-NOW HERE'S THE BOOK!

J K Rowling invites you to explore a new era of the wizarding world...

Set over fifty years before Harry Potter's story begins, and featuring a cast of remarkable characters,

this tale of friendship, magic and mayhem is epic and…

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Book of the Week

14 Nov 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

For our older readers...

The heart-stopping Young Adult debut from

internationally best-selling author Cecilia Ahern

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister and she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art…

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Study Centre

Book of the Week

24 Oct 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Especially for Halloween...

Make sure you lock the doors before you dare open this collection of the very best ghost stories ever written.

It includes tales of terror from MR James, E Nesbit, Robert Louis Stephenson and many more.

 

A door slams in the night.

A footstep creaks on…

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Study Centre

Book of the Week

17 Oct 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

For our older readers and now a major motion picture....

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel

that mixes fiction and photography in a…

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Study Centre

Book of the Week

10 Oct 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, conjures the wizarding world in stunning detail in this fully illustrated edition of the second book in J.K.Rowling's classic series.

 

"Foot-high words had been daubed on the wall between two windows,

shimmering in the light cast by the…

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Study Centre

Book of the Week

3 Oct 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

FOR OUR OLDER READERS...

For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king.

One by one, he's drawn others into his mission:

Ronan, who steals from dreams;

Adam, whose life is no longer his own;

Noah, whose life is no longer a life;

and Blue, who loves Gansey....and is…

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Study Centre

Book of the Week

20 Sep 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

The Eighth Story.

Nineteen Years Later

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it…

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Study Centre

5th July

5 Jul 2016

Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

They slowed as they reached the gate - two stone columns, each with its own crumbling angel perched on top.

The angels held up a rusty wrought-iron arch that read in curling serpentine letters:- Shiverton Hall.

Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly offered a place at Shiverton Hall, a…

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Study Centre

6th June

6 Jun 2016

Posted by Tracey Jones

Category: Book Reviews

He is Day, the boy who walks in the light.

She is June, the girl who seeks her brother’s killer.

On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither knows the other’s past.

But Day murdered June’s brother

AND SHE HAS SWORN TO AVENGE HIS DEATH…

Based…

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