A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison

This book is about Tallulah Casey who goes to an expressive arts school in Yorkshire. This is the second book of the series the first book was called Withering Tights. Tallulah causes havoc with her friends Vaisey, Flossie, Jo and Honey.The school is in financial problems and could be shut down? You should read this book because its funny and entertaining . Also it shows a young stars life in the expressive art school (even though not all schools are like this one). You should read this book because it will have you crying from laughter! by Margerie

Wally has been found for the last time!

Our last Wally was located by 

Can you see him?
 What about now?
Well done to all the Wally Watchers!

Where's Wally?

Day 15: Wally is cooking up a storm!

Wally's been found!

Well done to the S2 pupil who spotted Wally over in the history section.
Can you see him?
 There he is hiding behind a book!
Tomorrow is your last chance to play!

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Everyone should read the life of Pi by Yann Martel because it is a thrilling novel about an Indian child named after a French swimming pool and he owns a zoo but after being lead a stray by a boat and is lost with all the dangerous animals, what will happen when some of his animals the the Bengal tiger come face to face with him... everyone should read because it’s a very gripping novel and will keep you reading.

by Bazingaaa123

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This is a brilliant book in my mind. So far, I have read the first book in the series, which is simply titled as ‘The Hunger Games’. The book was about a girl called Katniss Everdeen who hunts for a living and supports her family as they live in poverty in District 12. There is something called a reaping every year in each District where one boy and one girl is chosen to represent their District in the Hunger Games. In the reaping, as you get older you ave your name in the big ball more times and the more you put your name in, you get food for your family to live on. Katniss is older and so has more chance of getting picked for the games than her sister. At this reaping, her sister is chosen and Katniss volunteers as tribute. The boy who was chosen was a boy called Peeta Mellark. The twenty four tributes all make their way to the Capital, where they get training for when they start killing each other in the arena. After a couple weeks training everybody goes into the arena, where they stand on their platforms, ready for the big countdown. There can only be one winner in the bloodbath to death and so may the odds be ever in your favour...

verybody should read this book, if you haven’t already, because it is a brilliant book that I couldn’t put down without finishing and the picture that is created in my head was so vivid that it felt real. This is what I look for in a book and that is why I love it so much.

By Missomc4

The Hunger Games is a fantastic book with a story line which will put you in massive suspense. The Hunger Games is about twelve districts which announced war against the Capitol. The Capitol won, and the twelve districts are enrolled to participate in a thing called ‘The Hunger Games’. The Capitol go round every district and pick one boy and one girl to be in the hunger games this is called the reaping. They have a few days to train before the games it’s self and then they are put in the games. The aim of the game is that there is one winner out of twenty four participants, the arena is controlled by the capitol and they can add things in like fire or animals during the hunger games or they are forced to kill one another. 

Everyone should read The Hunger Games because it opens your imagination dystopian world and has a great story line. 

By Nemo 

Where's Wally?

Day 14 Clue: Wally is exploring the past

Wally's been found!

Well done to the S2 pupil who spotted him lurking amongst the flowers.
Can you see him yet?

What about now?

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

The book is about a girl who falls in love with a boy named Patch, there is something about him that she can't keep away from. Later in the book she finds out that Patch is an archangel and she is in the middle of a fight between archangels and nephilim . Everyone should read this series because it is breathtaking and amazing. I really enjoyed this series and I hope everyone else will have the joy of reading it. by Einstein

My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

The book is about a 13 year old girl who wants medical emancipation from her parents. Her sister Kate is dying of cancer and now one of her kidneys is failing. The doctors say she needs a kidney transplant and they want to take it from Anna who was made specifically to meet Kates medical needs. Anna has already undergone many painful operations and she just doesnt want to do it anymore. Will she win her court case?

I think this book is good to read if you were my age or older because its mature and easy to understand.

Cupcake Fairy Princess

Where's Wally?

Day 13 Clue: Wally's hanging out with the flowers.

Wally's been found!

Well done to the S1 pupil who spotted Wally today. Can you find him?

 There he is!

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Everyone Should Read... Roald Dahl Matilda This book is about a very smart girl called Matilda, her parents are no help to her education, but her teacher finds something in her that no other child has. You should read this book because it is a Roald Dahl classic, and you couldn’t find a fault in it whatsoever, it is very different to most other stories about children. RedHeadedDragon

Catching fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games thrilling book series and I can assure you that this book is just as good as the first one. The capitol are not very happy with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Meelark after there rebellious attitude in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Now it is the year of the quarter quell and anything can happen. But to Katniss and Peeta’s disbelief, they are chosen again to compete in the Hunger Games AGAIN!! Can they survive again! You will find out by reading the books. 

By FapMen363 

Catching fire by Suzanne is the second book in the sequel the hunger games. It is a brilliant and thrilling book and our favourite in the sequel. Katnisss and Peeta have already won the hunger games they won by gaining sponsers and saying to the public that they were in love at the end instead of having to kill eachother they attempeted to poison them selves, the government are not happy with Katniss as her love with peeta has fuelled the rebel fight against the government. They must now enter the hunger games again in a twist by the capitol,when rebels hear of this there is a plan to capture them from the hunger games. Soon enough a war breaks out between the districts. I would recomend this book because its amazing and we could not put it down!

by Haylzo&Lauzza

Only 4 days left to find Wally!

Day 12 Clue: Are you too chicken to find Wally?

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant is a fiction novel by Derek Landy. It is about a girl called Stephanie Edgily whose uncle (who is a famous Novelist) dies before he finishes he last novel. He leaves his manor to Stephanie and that is where she meets skulduggery pleasant and that is where the magic begins.

You should read this book because it is a gripping story with wit and humour. The battle scenes are graphic and really detailed. and it has a wide range of characters’ ranging from the grand mage to an undead mermaid. This is an amazing book with a TON of plot twists.

by The Chein Chief

Wally's been found!

Well done to the S2 pupil who spotted him!

Can you see him yet?

What about now :)



The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 The Hunger Games are set in the near future in a place called Panem (America). The main character is called Katniss Everdeen. She volunteers to take part in the games to save her little sister Primrose. In the hunger games it can end two ways, if you win you are famous if you lose it means death. The other tribute Peeta Mellark joins her in the games. Only one can survive in the arena!

I have read all three books and they are great, when i finished one book I had to get the next one the next day. Every ending was a cliff-hanger. – owlninja1

I have read the first book and I want to read the other two books. It is very exciting and every chapter ends in a cliff-hanger. It is my type of book because it has adventure, death, love and comedy. I highly recommend it. – redangrybird10

Book review by owlninja1, redangrybird10

Where's Wally?

Day 11 Clue: Wally is feeling festive

Wally has been found!

 Since the library is closed on Friday break this was one specially for the Library Monitors (though you can see Wally peeking out) he was hiding in the shelf register where monitors tick off their names when they do their shelf! Well done to the S3 monitor who spotted him.

Fantastic Fantasy Reads

With the first of The Hobbit movies due out today you may be looking for something to tide you over until part 2.

Obviously you can read The Hobbit and get the full story but if you already have or don't want to just now, here are Mrs. Wilson's suggestions:

The Hounds of Morrigan by Pat O'Shea
Pidge and Brigit must try and stop the Great Queen (Morrigan) from destroying the world. Not as wordy as Tolkien but an equally big adventure.

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Taran is an Assistant Pig Keeper but when the magical pig Hen Wen disappears it's up to Taran to save her from the evil Horned King and discover his true destiny. Fast paced, exciting read. It includes the wonderful wonderful, ever hungry, Gurgi who speaks of crunchings and munchings.

Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Halli loves to hear stories of the past, when the Valley was defended by heroes against the bloodthirsty Trows. While he seems stuck being a farmer, larger forces are at work and when an old blood feud is rekindled it looks like he's going to get the adventure he's dreamed of. It's got some excellent one liners, loads of excitement but a darker side as well.

The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
The local Spook has being keeping the County safe from evil for years but he is about to retire. Only one apprentice remains - Thomas Ward. Does he have what it takes to be a Spook? A more horror fantasy than the others on the list it's fast paced and totally enthralling.

Blart: The Boy Who didn't want to save the World by Dominic Barker
Blart has a destiny - he must stop the evil Zoltab - but he's much rather stay at home and look after his grandfather's pigs than save mankind. If you fancy more of a funny quest story this is the books for you. It's a charming, exciting and most importantly funny read.

Muddle Earth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Sinister villain Dr.Cuddles is out to destroy Muddle Earth. It's up to Joe Jefferson (a regular boy) to try and stop him. He has the Wellies of power, the Woolly Gloves of Determination and a saucepan for a helmet. Clearly Dr.Cuddles will be quaking in his lair. This hilarious series is a bit of a parody of Tolkien but it is so much more. Entertaining, funny and wonderfully imaginative.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
When Westley goes to make his fortune he is caputured by the Dread Pirate Roberts who leaves no surviors. His true love Buttercup gives him up for dead and tries to move on. Prince Humperdink (a not very nice man) decides to make  Buttercup his wife but just before the wedding Buttercup is kidnapped by a mysterious man in black. Is Westley really dead? Will Buttercup have to marry Humperdink? What are the dangers of the fire swap? Plus poison,l revenge, giants, miracles and ROUS (rodents of unusual size). A swashbucking, funny and thrilling read.



Where's Wally?

Day 10  Clue - Who ticked off Wally?

Wally has been found!

Well done to the S6 who located Wally today! Dewey think you can see him?

There he is!

Where's Wally?

Day 9 Clue: Dewey think you can find Wally today?

Day 8 Whalley Found!

Can you see him yet?
He was spotted by an S4 pupil today!

Where's Wally?

Day 8 Clue: Wally is checking you out!

Wally has been found!

Wally was located by some S6 pupils. He was hanging out in the travel story section!

He was hiding on the bottom shelf!

Table Top Tuesday

Last we we learned how to play Settlers of Catan. Join us at 3.30pm today in the library and join in the fun.

Where's Wally?

Day 7 Clue: Wally is travelling around the world.

Wally has been found!

Did you spot him?

He's hanging out beside the library fork.


Well done to the S5 pupil who spotted him first!

Where's Wally?

Day 6 Clue: Fork-goodness sake haven't you found him yet?

Beach Road by James Patterson

The book is about a lawyer who does not get many cases but was involved in a fight at a basketball court where an all white team faced off against an all black team and a gun was pulled. A threat was made that “this isn’t over” and later that night members of the white team where found dead. A promising basketball player, Dante Halleyville was placed at the scene and arrested. The main plot follows how Dante takes on the lawyer to defend his case and the lawyer puts aside his differences with his ex-girlfriend in order to protect Dante. The story also follows a mysterious criminal named “loco” who is responsible for murdering other witnesses who were at the scene.

You should read it because it is gripping from start to finish and the plot takes a dramatic turn at the end that is guaranteed to make everyone gasp.
by AzzaFrazza

Wally has been found!

Today it was an S3 boy who managed to locate Wally. He was hanging with Dr.Who.

Can you see him?

how about now?


Where's Wally?

Day 5 Clue: Wally has gone travelling through time!

Wally has been found!

Today it was an S5 pupil who managed to find Wally.

Can you see him?

 How about now?

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

What is it about? The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas is about a boy named Bruno who moves to Auschwitz after his dad is promoted by the Fury to a Commandant. There he meets a Polish Jew named Shmuel. There an unlikely friendship begins....
Why should everyone read it? Everyone should read it because it teaches you more about what life might of been like in the concentration camps. It is also a very moving story.

By, SkittleMama & MalteserMomma

The boy in the stripped pyjamas is a story based in world war II. It is about two boys who both have very different lives, one is very rich and the other is in a concentration camp. The rich boy is called Bruno and the boy in the concentration camp is poor and called Shmuel. It is about how the two boys meet and learn about what is happening in the war. It is a story of innocence and friendship. You should read this book because it really helps your understanding of the war and help you see a little boys perspective of the situation.
by Regina George

The boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a book about what a young boy called Bruno thinks about moving to a place he calls Out-With during World War II. He is used to living in a busy place called Berlin with his rich family but he has to move house because of his dads job. When we was exploring the woods next to his house he meets a boy on the other side of a fence and they start talking. Every day they meet and sit and talk for hours. This book shows that no matter how different two people are, they can always be friends.

You should read this book because it is really interesting and it shows a child's view on what was going on during the war so it is easier to understand. It makes you realise how much life has changed.

by Patunya Majenta .

Everyone should read... John Boyne's “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” The book follows a German boy in WWII who befriends a Jewish boy in a concentration camp. Everyone should read it because it’s interesting. 
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Where's Wally?

Day 4 Clue - Wally is hanging with a panther that is positively pink!

Dragon Ball Z by Akira Toriyama

Dragon Ball Z is about the fantastic adventures of Goku, and his friends, Fighting stronger enemies to protect Earth. When Goku comes across Freeza the Earth is at a very high risk! Can Goku beat him? Or who is the strange boy who knows Goku claiming to be from the future! Everyone should read this book because it has the perfect balance of fighting, friendship and adventure and they always leave you wanting more! by Trunks 08

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This book is about the discrimination and prejudices of the 1930s. It follows Atticus Finch fighting for the justice of the black people and his struggles to help Tom Robinson. It is a very insightful book and really makes you question yourself and the people around you. It is well written and I would recommend it to anybody.
by KickTheStickz

One summer in a small town in Alabama a little girl and her brother try to get a neighbour out of his house but it all ends in many other problems they have to overcome. Everyone should read this book because it’s gripping, has a good story line and contains many problems faced in life. 
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Wally has been found!

Day 3 saw an S2 boy locate Wally who was hiding in the careers section today.

Can you seen him?
 Now can you spot him?


Where's Wally?

Day 3 Clue: Wally is looking for a new job.

Wally has been found!

Today Wally was located by an S6 pupil at the start of break!
 He was hiding in the Biography section. Can you see him?

Now can you spot him?

Tabletop Tuesday

3:30pm in the library today for Tabletop Tuesday. Last week Mrs. Wilson won 'Ticket to Ride'
Can she keep her winning streak and win 'Killer Bunnies'? Why not come along and try and stop her.

Where's Wally?

Day 2 Clue: Wally is finding out what life is like for other people.

Wally's been discovered!

At break today Wally was located by two S1 pupils.
 They one one of these exciting packages:

 
Can you find him yet?
There he is!
Good luck tomorrow!

Where's Wally?

Day 1 Clue -  Wally is keeping up to date with the news.

Greetings Wally Watchers!

It’s nearly Christmas and Wally has got himself lost in the library! Can you find him?

Every school day until Christmas there is a prize up for grabs for the person who finds Wally first.

Need a hint?
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