Dragon ball Z vol 3 by Akira Toriyama

This book is about Earth versus Saiyans, while Goku was racing to their aid, the Siaiyans are on the way to destroying earth. The artists have one last chance to defeat the alien invaders - Napa has to find his opponent’s weakness but Kaio-Ken is a match for Nappa’s commander Vegeta. By Biff Cassidy

My Secret Diary by Jacqueline Wilson

This book is about Jacqueline Wilson during her childhood. It goes up in chapters like one will be about her childhood the next one would be about her and her parents and another one would be about her friends at school, it also goes up to chapter 13.

I think that people should read this book because it is good and also its good to know about an authors life.

by Miss Dragon fruit.

Are You Dave Gorman? by Dave Gorman & Danny Wallace

This book is about two friends who make a drunken bet to try and find 54 Dave Gormans. People who like a good joke now and then should read this book because this book is generally funny. If not then it’s all shouting and disagreement. Overall a book for the average man. by Chewin 14

First Strike by Eric Nyund

First Strike is about the Covenant force of Elites and Grunts who attack the lone ship of the Piller of Autam. A spartan is realised from a criotube and has to prepare for the fight against invading forces. “This book is a gripping Adventure full of twists and turns. It`s full of Easter eggs uncovered from the best selling video game franchise Halo: Combat evolved.”

Written by: I.C Yu

The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett

This story is about a little girl .The little girl’s name is Mary .Her parents had past away so she was sent away to stay with her uncle in Yorkshire England. Her uncle had a son called Colin. Colin's mother died shortly after his birth and his father could not look after him as he had a resemblance to his mother and they had a fear that Colin would grow up to be a hunchback like his father.

I think people should read this story because it is a good story to read it is a little sad but its good to read it has a happy ending at the end.

By sarah

Boy by Roald Dahl

I am half way through reading the book “Boy”. So far it is really good and very interesting. It is about Roald Dahl when he was a kid and some of his greatest memories like going to Norway and the local sweet shop. I would definitely recommend this book as it is really enjoyable and hard to put down and probably the best book I have ever read!

By penguin

Lord Loss By Darren Shan

A normal boy finds his parents killed by demons and finds out that he has a magical ability. He must cross through a portal to the demon’s realm.

I liked this book because all of the plot twists were exciting. You don’t seem to know what will happen next. First of a series called Demonata.

by A Blue monkey

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

Diary of A Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever is about a boy called Greg who vandalised something at school and is the main suspect. And he hides out during a snowstorm and when it falls away he’s been all forgotten about.

People should read this because its realistic, entertaining and funny.

By King Charles II

This book is about a boy who gets in trouble. For doing some things he didn`t do and for some he did, the authorities are closing in, when a suprise blizzerd hits. The Heffly family are traped during the hollidays.

I think you should read it because it a really great book to read to pass time and it is hilarious.


This book is about is about a boy who gets locked in his house by snow. He knows when the snow melts he could be in big trouble because school property had been damaged and he is the number one suspect.But was it him.......

I think you should read this because it is an amazing book and is really funny.

by potatoes

I am writing a review on Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney. In this book Greg is trying to start his own fair after seeing cheap chicken drumsticks and was fed up of the school charging extortionate prices on chicken drumsticks. When he puts up posters on the school wall a stranger accuses him on vandalism and he know is a fugitive. When he tries to go to school he is saved by the snow and closes the school but he is know trapped his house with his mum and brothers whilst his dad is enjoying a luxury hotel room. Will Greg survive?

Read it to find out as this is a fantastic book because it filled with excitement and danger if you are 10-13 years old.

This review was written by Syndicate.

The Restless Dead Edited By Deborah Noyes

The Restless Dead is a series of different stories of horror myths like zombies ,ghosts and vampires.It is a good book and I would suggest reading if your up for a good scare but I don’t really find it scary.They are a series of authors writing horror stories about different mythical creatures. Code Name: Mark Zuckerburgh

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Reading this book made me realise that you should NEVER judge a book by its cover.

This book with it's hilarious jokes is about a boy called Greg Heffley who lives with his Mother, Father and two brothers. I would definitely recommend a book of this standard. The book starts the scene with Greg in the summer holidays but now it’s time to go back to middle school as he decides to go up for things that he will soon regret. He gets embarrassed by his best friend Rowley and that is hard while you’re trying to get your popularity up in the school. Can he survive the rest of middle school?

By Adam Muhammad Dean George Alaska

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This book is all about a 12 year old boy, Liam, who is tall. Really tall. In fact, he is so tall that people think that he is an adult. Although that there are some disadvantages of being the size of an adult, Liam tries to get the best out of his tallness, by pretending he is actually a dad. However this backfires when Liam realizes that he might not be quite ready to be one.

I really liked this book as it was very funny and very inventive. However, I think that the ending rambles on a little and could be a little snappier. I would recommend it to people who like funny and action half packed books.

Review by; princess consuaila

Maximum Security by Robert Muchamore

Maximum Security is the third book in The CHERUB series.

Maximum security is about two agents who are deployed in a young offender’s prison. They’re mission is to break out a prisoner and then question him.

It is full of action and drama. It is a really good book and I highly recommend it.

Written by: 00ILCC00

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

This Amazing book is the first of the large series of breath taking teen spy books. The main character is James Choke; you join him on his life story as he runs into trouble and out of the blue is recruited to join the secret agency Cherub.

If you enjoy teen spy books or even if you hate teen spy books you will love this action rollercoaster. I found myself reading this in any free time I had and even reading this instead of play videogames or watching TV.

This book is not for younger readers (under 10) because of some bad language, but when I asked Robert why the bad language he said “it makes the book more realistic”. This is a great read and a great time filler.

by James Adams

JYHS Library Survey - Comments


A few of you took the time to add your comments on how we could improve the library so here is the feeback to some of the more frequently asked for changes.

42 pupils requested the school unblock Facebook/Youtube/Games - alas this is outside the school library's control however why not raise it at year group pupil councils and see if you can't get this changed.

More books, new books - the annual budget is tight (only £1500 for everything including printer ink, photocopying and pens) I'm afraid and book stock selection has to be base on supporting subject needs against reading for pleasure. Last year I added 740 new titles to our stock. On the plus side we can get books in from the public libraries - just ask.

Tell us when you get new books - that I can do and I will try and keep the shelfari link on the left of the blog updated with the latest new books. Check out the display shelves on top of the adult and teen stock - often new books will be on display there.

More seats, tables and computers - alas folks this won't happen anytime soon we have some of the best computers in the school and 70 people can be seated in here at once. Though if you feel it is an issue raise it at pupil council meetings and see if you can convince school management to look into it (there is a space issue though - not sure we can physically fit more tables into the library).

A quiet study area - from August the lower library will be for quiet study at break and lunch.

Some of you wanted me to ease the rules about coming to the library to do something and instead let you just sit and chat. The reality is that with around 1000 pupils a week using the space and only enough to let 70 sit at once, there just isn't room for people to be in here just chatting. There is high demand for seats and other pupils want to play tables games, read, use a computer, do homework, study, pick a book or play games on their phone or console quietly. Sitting and chatting could be done in other parts of the school so I'm afraid you will just have to find somewhere else to hang out.

Library Survey - Do you check your online sources?


2% of you aren't confident using the Internet and girls are slightly more likely to be less confident than boys.

1 in 5 of you often can't find what you want online.

Remember the librarian can help just ask Mrs.Wilson to help show you how to find stuff online or check out the webpage for tips.

62% of you trust most of what you find online.

Less than half of you do any kind of quality check on what you find.

Only 1 in 10 check who wrote a website.

1 in 3 of you check the date of what you are looking at (boys are more likely to to this)

1 in 3 of you double check the information elsewhere (girls are more likely to do this)

1 in 10 of you claim not to go on any new websites.

Want to get better at checking website quality? Become an Internet Detective and don't be fooled by fake websites and misinformation.

The Twits by Roald Dahl

This book is about an old married cupple that fight all the time and ply nasty tricks on each other. Enyone sould read this book because its relly funny and stupid its silly littel jokes and if you like a laugh you’ll like this book.

By conholeao the chickin

Library Survey - What do you do on the Internet?


84% of you use the internet for homework.

1 in 3 boys read the news but only 1 in 5 girls do.

85% of you are on Facebook.

1 in 3 of you tweet - and girls are twice as likely to than boys.

13% blog while 7% of you have your own websites (boys are twice as likely to have their own website than girls).

89% of you watch videos through YouTube or similar sites.

Only 4% download eBooks.

JYHS Library Survey - JYHS Library Online


39% of you said you didn't know about JYHS Library being available online.

So we have the library blog but what other online stuff have we got?

You can keep up to date with the latest news by following @JYHSLibrary on Twitter or join in the conversation on the JYHS Library Facebook Page.

You can get reading recommendations over on JYHS Library Pinterest Boards- If you like Fairytales try...

Or get homework help, how-to on table games, book trailers and more on the JYHS Library YouTube channel

If you love books, reading and libraries you might also want to have a look at the JYHS Library on Tumblr.

Zoya’s Story by John Follain and Rita Cristofari.

This book is about a girl called Zoya who lives in Afganistan. She lives with her Gran and its around the time Russia started a war with Afganistan and her Gran tells her all the bad things about the Russian’s and tells her to stay away from then. It also has a few sad bits.

I think this book is really intresting and very good to read, when you start reading it you wont want to stop. It’s one of the first books I have ever read, as I usually give up with books but this one was really intresting.

by Miss O.

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

The Enemy is about a group of kids under 14 in London. But London is not what it used to be it is overrun by zombies. The group of kids go out to find food for the rest of the group but there is zombies everywhere.

They enemy is very violent and zombie filled i love it.

by Digestive21

JYHS Library Survey - Internet at Home


1% of pupils said they don't have internet at home but 4% didn't answer so there could be more of you without access at home.

- Rememebr the public libraries have free internet access to members so pop in and get online!

For those of you that do access the internet at home -

74% of pupils have no rules at home about their Internet use.

S1 to S3 pupils are the most likely to have rules with nearly ever 2 in 5 having rules
only 1 in 10 of S4 to S6 pupils have rules.

Girls online use is twice as likely to be checked by a parent or guardian than boys!

Catch Us If you Can by Cathy McPhail

This book is about a young boy and his granddad. The granddad is not well. When he is getting better he gets a nurse to help him. I enjoy reading this book because it’s interesting. by CFC 14

JYHS Library Survey - Finding Things You Want to Read!


Nearly 4000 books were issues last year from the school library.

740 new books were added to stock.

67% of you claim you can easily find something you want to read.

If you can't then please just ask. If there is money available we'll try and buy in books you fancy if they aren't available from within the council.

Of course you can always check for yourself on the library catalogue if you find books you fancy just ask at the desk and we'll request them for you.

A few of you said you were not sure how to use the library catalogue so have a watch of this handy how-to (click to make it fullscreen)

Divided city by Theresa Breslin

This book is about a couple of boys who live in Glasgow and they play for a football team. Some of them support Rangers and some Celtic but one of them has a secret. I think that it’s a great book because as you get further through it, it gets even more exciting. I didn’t want to put the book down. I would highly recommend that you get this book.

By Floppy banana

The Guinness Book Of World Records

Published by The Guinness Book Of World Records (the company) this non ficton book is about crazy talented people that make the impossible possible.

I think this book is very well organised and very exciting and a bit disgusting. Animals take part but they are not just ordinary pets, they are animals we have never seen before. Some people find the smallest and the largest of the animals’ kind.
This book has alot of information and has cool pictures of crazy people who brake the world records. !!!



The Suitcase Kid By Jacqueline wilson

This is about a kid and their mum and dad split up. She is called Andrea and she has a little cuddly toy called Radish. She has to go and see a lady about her mum and dad spliting up. Andrea has a step sister called Katie and Katie calls her Andy Pandy and it annoys her.

 I think people should read this because it is intereting and it is good to know how people feel when their parents split up and they have to go through a lot of stress.

by Mojopengu123

JYHS Library Survey - who uses the library?

#shoutabout  - 906 pupils (82%) gave their feedback in the survey and I'm going to share the results with you via the blog/ facebook and twitter over the few days.

Who uses the library?

1 in 4 pupils claim to use the library daily or weekly.

Boys are more likely to use the library daily/ weekly than girls.
36% of girls and 36% of boys said they never use the library in their free time.

32C That’s Me by Chris Higgins

This book is about a girl going through a lot of problems and she tries to cope with them alone but she can’t. To find out these problems you will just have to read the book yourself.

I highly recommend this book because I couldn’t put it down and it kept me reading for hours. This book made me want to jump into the story and tell every one of the characters what was happening but I just had to keep reading. The ending to this story was just such a shock. However, it was very happy and defiantly unexpected.

by Bmxing_chicken

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch is an amazing book by Jill Murphy. I recommend it to ages 5+. Here is small information about this book.

It was the first day in the Miss Cackle’s Academy when Mildred Hubble (the Worst Witch) came and all the troubles started. Mildred’s best friend is Maud Moonshine and the girl that Mildred and almost everybody hate is Ethel Hallow she is the smartest, but the most selfish girl in the witche’s academy. Mildred gets in to lots of troubles, but eventually she helps and she saves Miss Cackle's Academy from Miss Cackle’s sister Agatha.

By GoGirl OhYaeh

Room by Emma Donogue

This book is about a 5 year old boy called Jack who lives with his ‘Ma’ in a small 12 foot room in the back garden of ‘Old Nick’.

When she was 19 years old, Jack’s mum was abducted and held captive and repeatedly attacked by her captor. Jack and his ‘Ma’ decide on a plan to escape from Old Nick but will they succeed?

You should read this book because it is really gripping and I couldn’t stop reading. It is also based on a true story which also makes it the little bit more gripping.

By Wrinkly Potato

The Medusa Project: The Set up by Sophie McKenzie

The book is about four people that have powers. One of them goes down to London to a man called Jack Lyndon, who is trying to find all four of them. Nico and a woman called Geri Patterson go to Mr Foxes’ house in Scotland to try and find the Fourth person with the gene. When they come back to London trouble starts with Jack meeting someone in the park to sell the formula while Nico get to ahead of himself and ends up as a Prisoner!

I think you should read this book simply because it’s exciting to read and your heart is pounding every page you turn.

Paddy Bear :)

Gone by Michael Grant

One of the best book series ever... Gone by Michael Grant!

'Gone' is the first book in one of my favourite series. It sets up the story for 'Hunger', 'Lies' and 'Plague'. 'Gone' is set in a world similar to ours except there were suddenly no adults and a few of the kids have powers. The story revolves around Sam who has the power to shoot really strong blasts of heat and light out of his hands.

The story is not for the faint hearted but I extremely recommend it. You should read it because the story is a page turner as there is so much suspense.

by The Spartan

Bang, Bang, You’re Dead by Narinder Dhami

This book is about a family made up of a pair of non-identical twins and a mother experiencing problem after problem. The girl gets bullied at school and her brother has done some very horrific things over the years and thinks he is going to do something very drastic - there is a big twist at the end. I think who ever is reading this should check it out the library now because of all the twists and turns in the book. Code Name: camper cool

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

The book is about paratroopers that are trained to go to war in WWII. The troopers have to move from different camps for specific training and the sergeant was moved down a rank and then were put into war and became one of the best paratrooper squads ever.

People should read it because it is good history and a interesting book to read.


War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

What is the book about ?
The book is about a boy with the trust of a horse, but secretly his dad sell’s his horse into the army without telling his son . The person who was riding the horse was killed and the boy was getting worried and the boy joined the army to save his horse. The a girl find’s the horse and the boy may not get his horse back...

I would rate this book 5 star because it gives you mixed emotions and you can find out the bond with a boy and a horse.

Katie Smith Price

Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz

Point Blanc is an action thrilling book. It is about a boy who is an agent for MI6. He goes under cover and gets sent to a school for boys up in the mountains. He gets sent up there to investigate a man who has been trying to sell drugs to other pupils. Everyone should read this because it is a thrilling book for people who like action.

By The Paulenator

The Escape By Robert Muchamore

This book is based during the Second World War. It is about two children who’s parents have died. Germans need some information that their father had. A British agent needs the help of a french Orphan to stop the Germans and find the Children first.

Code Name: Robert The Bruce

Two children are getting hunted by a German spy and he wants them dead. With the help of a British agent and a French orphan can they get to the children first before they die? Everyone should read this book because it is a action-packed thriller with a brilliant story line and great characters. 

By Briaffe Crollie

Spy Dog by Andrew Cope

This is a series of books about a dog called Lara who becomes a spy and eventually has 2 pups who also become spies and go on wild missions! Very interesting and adventurous!

By Dr. Alpaca

The Night Hunger by Alan Gibbons

The Night Hunger is about a boy who said nasty things to his girlfriend and regrets it so he kisses another girl and starts to eat. I think its a good book so far although i have not read it all BY HEY NO SOAPY SUdsTHE CORNER GUY

Flyte by Angie Sage

This story is about a boy named Septimus becoming an apprentice for a wizard name Marcia. Also Septimus has to defeat Dom Daniel and his dark magic followers.

Everyone should read this book as it is a great fantastic adventure of magic and mystery. This is a page turner so read widely and often.

by Axel08

So You're Looking for Books to Read This Summer

 You Liked The Hunger Games (or like Science Fiction) 
-Matched by Ally Condie
-The Giver by Lois Lowry
-Divergent by Veronica Roth 
-Blood Red Road by Moira Young 

You Like Fantasy 
-Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan 
-The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott 
-The Amulet of Samarkand by Johnathan Stroud 

You Like Fairy Tales
-Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley 
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer 
- Beauty by Robin McKinley

You Like Historical Fiction 
-A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly 
-The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen 
-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 

You Like Contemporary 
 -If I Stay by Gayle Forman 
-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
-The Cardturner by Lois Sachar 
-All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin 

Want more ideas? Head over the the JYHS Library on Pinterest for more genre linked book recommendations.

Alan Sugar: What You See Is What You Get

This Alan Sugar autobiography tells the story of his childhood life and how he became a successful business man. It explains how he ran his businesses and how he suffered some terrible problems in family and in business. Everyone should try and read this book because it is a great story of his life and it is a very exciting book to read.

By Henry 12