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Forth Replacement Crossing Name

Last chance to have your say in the search to find the permanent name for the new bridge which is Scotland’s largest infrastructure project in a generation.

Have your say in the name for the new bridge by simply going to http://www.namethebridge.co.uk and nominate a name or comment on a name you like. Don't forget to mention The James Young High School in the panel provided.

If your comment or suggestion is pulled from the hat you can win a VIP trip to the Forth Replacement Crossing site during 2013/14 as well as an invitation to the bridge opening ceremony in 2016 with some pupils and staff from the school.

Please note that the closing date for entering the competition is 31st January 2013 and the announcement of the winning bridge name and schools is to be made in summer 2013.

Multiple entries are allowed.

Unrest


Unrest
by Michelle Harrison
Unrest is about a boy who has a near death experince and then spirits come at night and take over his body but can he make them stop or will he be a ghost forever.
I think everyone should read this because it is very good and involves lots of scary bits.

Treasure Island


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

This is about a young boy named Jim who’s family owns a hotel. The hotel is visited by an old seaman named Billy Bones. Billy is visited by ‘old friends’  and when one of his visits turns violent, he suffers from a stroke. The seaman’s beloved treasure chest is then raided by his ‘old friends’ but they are disappointed to find that the item they are looking for is not there. Jim searches Billy’s body finding a strange oilskin packet. He takes it to the village doctor, Dr. Livesy.They discover it is  a map of ‘Flint’s treasure’ and immediately decide to commission a sailing vessel in  a search for the treasure. Jim and the doctor complile a crew but someone wants the treasure for himself...

Treasurehunter

Lord Loss


Lord Loss By Darren Shan
Lord Loss is about a boy called Grubbs Grady that finds his family killed and hung on bloody spider webs and finds Lord Loss and his evil minions but he escapes and goes to a mystical dimension.

People might read this book if they like horror and adventure

Codename: The Teenage mutant ninja turtles

Shadow


Shadow by Michael Morpurgo
What is it about: Matt's best buddy is Aman! However, Aman has been put in prison with his mother and will be sent back from to where he came from in a few weeks. Matt is really missing Aman and does not want him to go back to Afghanistan; neither does Aman. So Matt and his grandpa set up a protest outside Yarl's Wood prison.
Why everyone should read it: This book really makes you think about the life you are living and how lucky you are. Some bits are funny but the rest is sad.


Codename: Master Splinter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In The Company of Cheerful Ladies


In The Company of Cheerful Ladies


Alexander McCall Smith


This book is about an African lady (Mma Ramotswe) who runs a detective agency. She has been proposed to by a man she met at a dancing class, she is not very fond of him as he can’t dance and he can’t speak properly as he has a stutter, despite all this though she accepts the offer. She also comes across a man whilst driving in her beloved white van. She sadly runs him over and feels obliged to help. She finds out he is very poor and is struggling to support his large family, Mma Ramotswe feels bad and offers him a job at her husband’s garage. Then the worst thing imaginable turns up at Mma Ramotswe’s door, literally.



Kate Milligan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Everyone should read...
Jeff Kinney’s;
Diary of a Wimpy Kid!!!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a book about a boy named Greg Heffley who is just starting high school and he is encountering some problems, life issues etc. He has an older brother called Rodrick who plays “practical jokes” on him and a little brother named Manny who embarrasses him around his friends. The book is basically about issues that involve school, kids and family.
I recommend this book to people because it is hilarious and a very entertaining book! Also people in schools can relate to this because it is very similar to normal childhood.
By Chocolate Banana 123.

Noughts and Crosses


Noughts and Crosses
Malorie Blackman

This book’s main focus is racism. It is set in a world where noughts are the inferior minority and crosses can do or say anything they like to them- a bit like America in the 50’s and 60’s. It is about two friends, Callum and Sephy, who had been friends since they were children. Sephy goes to an elite cross school that Callum is dying to get into. Callum eventually became one of the first noughts to go to a cross school! Sephy’s dad was a politician and was outraged that he go into the same school as his daughter even though he was smart enough to get in. Her dad was so bigoted and racist that he told Sephy that she couldn’t be friends with (or have a relationship) with Callum!  However, Sephy violated what her dad and society told her whole life - Crosses can’t love Noughts.

Everyone should read this book because it teaches the harsh lesson of racism but brings and up to date twist on an often repeated message. It is also very poignant and moving.

byJreadJ

Clean Break


Jacqueline Wilson
Clean Break
Clean Break is a story about a girl called Em who is suffering from her recent mum and dad’s break up. Her step brother and sister,  Maxie and Vita, are really upset. Em has to try her best to cheer them up. Christmas is coming up and her only wish is to get her dad back.
By Tiny Tadpole and sarhaaaaa!!

The Lucky One


The lucky one – Nicholas Sparks.

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm ? When U.S. Marine Logan picked up an old picture out of the dirt in Iraq, he didn’t think much of it. At first he decides to do the obvious right thing to do by asking around to see if the photo belongs to  anyone After a while, no one claimed it so he kept it .Logan ran into a lot of good luck since he found the photo, and his friend Victor believed that it was his good luck charm. Coincidence or not? Victor told him that he owed the girl in the picture for keeping him safe, and it was his destiny to find her. After Victor suddenly died, Logan and his dog, Zeus, started walking across the country in hopes of finding a girl he knew nothing about. Eventually Logan  found Elizabeth and her son, Ben. After getting a job working at Elizabeth’s grandmother’s kennel, he and Elizabeth grow a strong bond. Unsure of how she would react, he kept the photograph a secret from her. They quickly fell in love, but Beth’s ex-husband did all he could do to try to stop it. After word got out about his photograph, things started to fall apart. Not wanting to give up and turn back after how far he had come, he tries to put everything back together.

A heart warming novel was made into a brilliant movie. The book shows us not to take life for granted.

PandaPaws146 x

Young Samurai The Ring of Fire


Chris Bradford- Young Samurai The Ring of Fire

This amazing book is all about a young boy, Jack Fletcher whose boat crashes on the foreign waters of Japan, his crew murdered by the ninja dragon eye.  Saved by the legendary sword master Massamoto he has been training in the way of the warrior and recently learning ninjitsu. He embarks on many adventures.
In this particular book he is forced to take shelter in a nearby village who’s problems are equal to his. Jack has been on the run from the samurai guards as a price has been put on his head since the new Daimyo came into being, banishing all foreigners and Christians out of the country and he fought against him in a great battle. The village is in need of great protection from mountain bandits who have been raiding their village for rice. Jack has decided to stay and fight the villagers cause but is in need of great help from other samurai if only his friends were still by his side...
You should read this book because it is a great fantasy and a great enjoyment to read J

By Sapphire dragon 

Room


Room
By Emma Donogue
Room is about a 5 year old boy called Jack.  He is trapped in 1 small room with his mum who has been trapped by Old Nick. They live there. He has never been outside, he thinks things like trees or children are just in the TV. One day though his mum tells him all about outside and what it’s like and they plan their escape.
People should read this because it’s a good book that tells people that they shouldn’t take what they have for granted as sometimes people don’t even have the simplest of things.
BeautifulBarbie144 xo

Buddy


Buddy
By Nigel Hinton
Buddy is a book about a young boy who is often picked on for being poor. He lives with his mum and dad. It all starts when Buddy wants some money for a school trip; he was unable to go on previous school trips because he didn't have the money. When his mum tells him she doesn't have any money to give him, Buddy ends up stealing the £5 note he needs for the trip. Shortly after, Buddy’s mum leaves the family and leaves Buddy and his dad in a sticky situation.  Plus, Buddy and his friends find a haunted house and something is going on with his dad’s job...
Everyone should read Buddy because it is a great book that is interesting, fun and a good look on life when you read beneath the surface.

By Chuck Norris and WALL-E

The Dream Merchant


Everyone should read...

The Dream Merchant by Isabel Hoving.

The book is about two friends who get called up to work for an international company who are expanding their business horizons to a new location, the past. Together Josh and his friend must search out the hidden Tembe to find the cure to the company president’s illness. The book tells of their adventures with their new friend Teresa as they travel through time to find the Tembe at the end of time.

The book is full of adventure and mystery so is a must read for any wanna be adventurer.

Zeratul

Abduction


Everyone should read  Abduction
By Robin Cook
The book is about a man called Perry who is on a giant ship which is called the Benthic Explorer. The ship is used to mine for oil and other resources in a giant underwater mountain. Perry is the president of the company that use the Benthic Explorer.
The Benthic Explorer is trying to mine down into the center of the giant mountain but the drill keeps breaking. There are three divers that are sent down to fix the drill bit. The divers worked for the navy seals  before working on the Benthic Explorer they are supposed to be very tough and muscular men.
Perry is invited to take a dive in a submarine that takes the drill bit down to the drill so the divers can then fix it. He is unsure about going down in the submarine because he is claustrophobic.

Pirate Cinema


Pirate Cinema
Cory Doctorow

A kid nicknamed “Cecil”, from Bradley, England, gets his internet access cut off by the anti-piracy lobbyists, after he is accused of copyright infringement. His passion is remixing old clips of films and uploading them to the internet for all to see. His family begin to lose control of their lives when they can no longer access the internet to study and do their daily work, so under all this pressure, Cecil leaves and runs away to London, where he continues making his films on the run, showing them in sewers, and eventually on the walls of the Houses of Parliament. He and his friend ‘26’ attempt to get the corrupt entertainment industry to scrap bills on copyright laws, restricting them from creating and remixing the films they love.

It’s a great book, full of twists and is a very real life scenario, showing the corruption in the Government and Entertainment industry. Plus, it is licensed under the Creative Commons Share Alike Non-Derative license, and is available for a free download on Doctorow’s website, http://craphound.com -- LordPankake

The Hobbit


Everyone should read The Hobbit
By  J.R.R Tolkien
It’s about a hobbit called Bilbo Baggins who goes on a quest with 13 dwarves and a mage called Gandalf the Grey. Their quest is to seek out Smaug the magnificent who has claimed the lonely mountain where the dwarfs lived. Thorin Oakenshield wants to take back but also the treasure which Smaug took. Will Bilbo Baggins Survive?
It’s an absolutely amazing book which is a good read for everyone and it is also coming out as film soon.
By Blab bla bl b

The Hunger Games


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Suzanne Collins


The Hunger Games is about a girl called Katniss Everdeen. She is chosen to be in the hunger games, a boy and a girl are chosen to go and fight 22 other kids. I quite like it because it is well structured and flows well. You just want to keep reading.

by Heckter bottle bank and a rusty spanner 

A Midsummer Tights Dream

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 it is funny and entertaining . Also it also 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!

Margerie

500 words writing competition

The BBC have launched their 500 word writing competition
If you're aged 13 or under, what are you waiting for? Get writing!
The BBC want you to send them something mad, magical, mind-blowing or mysterious...
You could win yourself a pile of books as tall as Chris Evans, and 500 books for your school library!
You have until 7:00pm on 22nd February to submit your entry.
Go to the BBC site for more details.


FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING BRIDGE NAMING COMPETITION FOR SCOTTISH SCHOOLS

As you may be aware, work on the construction of the new bridge over the Forth Estuary is now well underway. Transport Scotland, an agency of the Scottish Government, has launched a campaign to find the permanent name for the new bridge which is Scotland’s largest infrastructure project in a generation.

Have your say in the name for the new bridge by simply going to http://www.namethebridge.co.uk and nominate a name or comment on a name you like. Don't forget to mention The James Young High School in the panel provided.

If your comment or suggestion is pulled from the hat you can win a VIP trip to the Forth Replacement Crossing site during 2013/14 as well as an invitation to the bridge opening ceremony in 2016 with some pupils and staff from the school.

Please note that the closing date for entering the competition is 31st January 2013 and the announcement of the winning bridge name and schools is to be made in summer 2013.

Multiple entries are allowed.