CDT Timelines

Part of the Advanced Higher CDT course involves making a time line of the 20th Century.

Here are a few helpful websites available to get you going:

The BBC has a good guide to British History

About.com has some excellent stuff on the 20th Century including a section on Inventions in a handy time line.

For a British Science time line try Brits at their Best

For Product Design  Timeline try Industrial Design History

SCRAN has a excellent collection of images and extra information - NB: you need to be in school or the public library to access it


BUBL Links are pre-checked websites that have been added to a database that can be browsed or searched.

Top Tip:
To manage better Google searches have a read of the tips from Harvard University

Local Paralympian - Murray Elliot


Murray Elliot is on winning form this season. A local archer he competes at International level.  In this year’s outdoor season Murray represented Great Britain and picked up three International Golds and one International Silver. Plus he’s on the Paralympics team for London 2012! 

Did you know?
Antonio Rebollo of Spain shot Paralympic Archery into the big time by famously firing a flaming arrow to light the Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.

See how Murray and his fellow archers get on  - competition kicks off on the 30th!

JYHS Library 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.

Still missing the Olympics?

Panic not - the Paralympics are just around the corner!

With sports like Muderball (Wheelchair Rugby) it's bound to be a thrilling watch.

Why not check out the noticebaord outside the library to find out about all the sports and the people to watch out for.

Words of Wisdom from the Fridge

What fictional boys do you ♥ ?

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

This is a great series of books because they are interesting...it is a story about the Bauldrelaire children who after their parents tragic death in a house fire are faced with many troubels with villain Count Olaf who wants to get their large amount of money that was left by their parents! (‘-(‘-‘)-‘)

I found the books very enjoyable and i would recommend them to everyone!!!

By Mr.Donuts 123 (‘-‘)

Cherub: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

I read the first book of the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore today -The Recruit. I would say I really enjoyed the book because of the humour, fighting, storyline and the characters.To give a brief explanation of the story it's about a young 12 year old boy named James Adams. He is a normal boy and has a normal life with his mum, step-dad and little sister (Lauren Adams) in North London.

Then one day his life changes when his mum dies and he is taken to a care home and recruited into a spy organisation for children called Cherub.Were they train kids to fight and be more intelligent than the average child. It's about his life going from school boy to secret agent and going on his first mission. James meets lots of friends along the way and overall is a very good book to start a very good series.

So I would highly recommend reading this book and the rest of the series as it keeps you gripped and hooked and is fun to read. There is romance, fighting, jokes, dramatic parts and missions.

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by M.M.O.R.P.G.A.L.L.T.H.E.W.A.Y.M.A.N


A boy called James had a bad life until a boy recuited James. Now James is a secret agent and has to save the world. If you read this book’ you would wish it is true. It is one of the best books of 2004. 

by BBC africa Eh eh eh.

Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

Handle with Care is about Willow O’Keefe, a 5 year old girl that was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) Type III – a brittle bone disease that makes walking or even a sneeze dangerous. One wrong step and she’s back in a cast. The medical bills are crippling her family and when her mother, Charlotte is told by a lawyer they might have a case to sue for wrongful birth she’s bound to consider it. But winning the case means losing her best friend Piper, and telling the world that she wishes her much longed for daughter was never born.

This book is amazing and it’s a number one best seller.

by Oreo35

Fortune Cookie by Jean Ure

When a dog walks into Fudge and Cupcake’s lives, things are about to change for the worst. When they find out the dog need expensive surgery, the girls will do anything to make sure it happens, even steal.

This book is really addictive and you won’t be able to put it down.

By Hey No Soapy Suds In The Corner, FIONA!

Hayate the Combat Butler by Kenjiro Hata

I think this book is good for manga lovers. The main part of this story is that his mum and dad are always spending money at casinos. so hayate has to earn his own money by working and he has a job as Nagi Sanzenin Butler. Until he pays back 350 yen because hayates parents sold him two men but he a escaped. But when he got caught again Nagi give them money so now Hayate has to work till he gives Nagi back the 350 yen. They have lots of adventures all the way.

By Mangalover127

George’s Marvellous Medicine By Roald Dahl

I like George’s Marvellous Medicine because is this book is about a young boy, George, who has a grizzly old grandma with revolting eating habits.When he can't stand her any longer, George decides to cure her nastiness for good. He concocts a very special medicine which is as nasty as she is. In the end the result aren't all they expected but what actually happens you will need to read to find out.

I would recommend this to younger readers. Because is is funny and its good if you like fantasy story .

BY KELSEA

Gemini by Annabelle Star

Gemini is a fantastic book by Annabelle Star. I recommend it to ages 11+.

Here’s a wee taster of the book: Gemini is a book about a young girl called Rose. In the holiday’s she goes to stay with her aunt in London, with her to best friends. Her aunt works in a movie production to get the cast clothing, but her aunt got Rose and her two best friends a small part time job, just to get coffee and things. They meet two famous twin sisters and become friends with them, but not all goes well when something mysterious happens with the twin’s and that sets of a big adventure to find out what actually happened they many years ago.

By 488Aniston

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Murporgo

This story is about a boy named Michael ho lives on aboat at sea. When a tragic storm happens he is thrown off and is washed up on a large island. were he learns to fish, hunt and use more survival tactics with an old Japanese man named Kensuke.

by Luke99

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

I am writing a review of Percy Jackson and the Sea Of Monsters by Rick Riordan. In at the start of this book Percy and his friends meet Grover in a new school after their last meeting last summer in the Lightning Thief. When they get there they are attacked by cannibals, and later on they face more and more difficult challenges. Crossing the sea of monsters was fascinating. They also return to camp half-blood and find out that Luke has poisoned Thalia’s tree.

I think that people who like action and fascinating, descriptive books should try this because the author describes the characters and the background very well. It can take him a couple of chapters to explain all what happened. I recommend this book for people aged 10-14 as it is interesting but challenging for young ones and simple for older people.

By Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett

It is a young half blood son of Poseidon god of the sea who has a nightmare about his Friend Grover in trouble . So Percy and his friends Tyson and Annabeth have to fight all sort of monsters . 

by Edward Mcghee

Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone by J.K.Rowling

This story is about a boy, who lived with his aint and uncle because his parents died when he was a baby. One day on his 11th birthday a man called Hagried came to his house and tolled harry that he was a wizard. Harry Potter was so shocked and surprised he did not understand. Then when Harry potter came to Hogwarts, he made lots of new friends and got sorted out to all his classes he was so happy. But his happiness ended because the is a man who worked at Hogwarts and he did not like Harry. Harry Potter did not understand, Then the head teacher shouted the philosopher’s stone is gone. And it was up to Harry to get it back...

People should read this book because it is very descriptive and so interesting. And its a very popular book, but i think that the book is better than the film.

BY FAITH



This story is about a boy who didn’t know he was a wizard. On his 11th birthday a giant called Hagrid came to his house and gave him a letter and a cake he also told him that his mother and father died protecting him aginst Voldimort and that’s how he got a scar on his head that made him famous in the wizard world. The letter that Hagrid gave him said that Harry was accepted into Hogwarts witch craft and wizardry . When he was at Hogwarts he met too people called Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

I think people should read this book because it leaves you wonting more and as you go along the stories you see the characters grow up.

by Fanta

This story begins when a boy called Harry finds out he is a wizard. At first, he is shocked because a giant called Hagrid came to his house and gave harry a letter telling him he was admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon after that a giant troll attacks harry and his friend Ron and are awarded points for defeating it.

People should read this book because it’s a really popular book and everyone reads it.

by Alex

How pretty do the shelves look?


I've added a pile of new stock to the Adult Fiction - so much I've had to switch out some of the display shelves!

I've also created a 'Adult' Graphic Novel section which includes titles like Watchmen by Alan Moore and Older Teen Manga.


Reference has also seen some changes - I've reduced the collection but I've added Ripley's Belive it or Not, Guinness Book of World Records 2012 and 2012 Top 10.

Also now found in reference are the Issues series. They now sit next to Essential Articles (which are in the pretty coloured folders on the bottom shelf)  which will hopefully make finding resources for a discursive eassy easier!

I've also added new stock to the upper library non-fiction collection. Keep an eye out for -

Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics by Alex Bellos

Special Forces War on Terror: True Stories of the Deadliest Missions Behind Enemy Lines in Afghanistan and Iraq by Nigel Cawthorne

Flags of Our Fathers; Heroes of Iwo Jima by James Bradley and Ron Powers

Life and Laughing: My Story by Michael McIntyre

Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls

Catch Me Before I Fall by Rosie Childs and Diane Taylor

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Twilight is a really interesting book. It is about vampire and a normal girl who fall in love but Edward (the vampire) is scared in case he hurts Belle (the human).

 Twilight is a romance and action book. I like Twilight because it is sweet and I like vampires.

by Candy pop x

This book is about girl called Bella that moves to Forks and meets a vampire called Edward who she falls in love with. 

I really did not like this book as i found it very boring and unrealistic. Normally I like fantasy books but to me this book didnt make a lot of sense. 

By: eroplane4

Michael McIntyre - Life and Laughing

Michael McIntyre: Life and Laughing is about his life story from when he was born until today he talks about his teen years a lot and about how he gets his funny accent. He also talks about his 2 young children and how they don’t go to sleep!

If you want a funny, interesting book to read this is the one for you.

by Anon

Gears of War: Aspho Fields By Karen Travis

This book is the first in the series of the gears of war books and there is four and more are coming out. It is about the battle for survival on the planet Sera beetween the humans and locust ,which are monsters that came from the ground. As well as this the book is mainly about flashbacks ,which are before the locust came. These flashbacks are about Operation Leveler where the three main characters fight their first battle, which might be their last.

I found the book an enjoyable book. It was very describtive and has lots lots of thrills which you don’t expect. This book is one of the best book i have read and will read the rest of the series.

Book report by lizard60

GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS – ESCAPE THE CARNAVAL OF HORRORS by R.L.STINE

GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS – ESCAPE THE CARNAVAL OF HORRORS IS ABOUT THREE FRIENDS GOING TO THEIR ANNUAL CARNAVAL AND FINDING THE CARNIVAL OF HORRORS. THEY’RE TRAPED AND THEY CAN’T GET OUT SO THEY TRY AND ESCAPE. BIG AL IS TAUNTING THEM BY CREATING THEIR NIGHTMARES. WILL THEY EVER ESCAPE THE CARNAVAL OF HORRORS? OR WILL BIG AL SCARE THEM TO DEATH? THIS IS A ‘CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCARE’ BOOK SO YOU TURN TO DIFFERENT PAGES IN THE BOOK. DO NOT TRY AND READ THIS BOOK FROM START TO FINISH.

You should read this book because it is very gripping and it’s hard to put down. If you like scary horror books then you will love this book.

by Not Shakespeare

Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo

Everyone should read... Born to run is about a boy that wants a dog but his mum and dad wont let him . The book is very interesting and exciting.

by lewisrfc

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Everyone should read... 

Author: Louise Rennison.
Title: Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging.

What’s this book about? This book is about a girl named Georgia who sees her life as totally un-perfect and drab. When a really fit boy (sex god) moves to her school and falls in love with wet Lindsay she is not happy at all! When the sex god realizes Georgia is the one for him, will the age difference put him off?

Why should everyone read the book? Everyone should read this book because it’s basically the life of most teenage girls all in one book! I would say it’s a book for girls but maybe a boy would read it to find out what runs through the mind of his girl mates.

Code name... MissCucumber147.

Halo: Ghost of Onyx By Eric Nylund

This book is about the story of a group of super soilders known as spartans how have to regain a hostile planet and beat the planets new inhabitants known as the Covenant.The covenant are a very hostile race and do not intend on peace for their unexpected visitors. With the humans being picked of one by one its only a matter of time before the planets old settlers awaken.

In my opion it gave a very enjoyable, long and interesting story that kept me until the end. It involves alot of adventure and thrills and letting you feel that adventure first hand.

Book report by: Jaws 0’clock1

Time Riders by Alex Scarrow

This book is about a group of 4 people who run about in time-space to stop world changing events that will destroy the Earth. In a secret archway in New York 2001 their base lies waiting for a shift in space to happen. But unfortunately this is a life changing event as they are sworn to secrecy.

This is a must read book adventure packed a page turner and much, much more. It is the first book in his epic series.

by The king slayer.

Starcrossed By Josephin Angelini

About... A girl who meets a boy and hates him at first but thinks he is handsome. She then finds out that they have something in common and they become really close friends. Lucas helps her through things and they end up kissing. Soon after that she gets told that they two can not be together. They both belong together but ther gods will keep them apart. Why should everyone read this book ?... You should read this book because I really enjoyed it. I then gave the book to my cousin and she enjoyed it. At the start it is kind of confusing but 3chapters into it you will not be able to put the book down. This book is kind off like Twilight but I would say it is better and I cant wait until May when the next book comes out! Its your loss if you do not read this book! Code name... In <3! 147