Amy's been reading...

I Did Not Eat the Goldfish - Roger Stevens *****
Poem book - very funny.

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson *****
It was about Sylvie and Carl's glass collection. I loved the book.

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks by Terry Deary ****
All about Ancient Greece - funny and comical.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney *****
I love the book. It was very funny.

The White Horse of Zennor by Michael Morpurgo **** 1/2
Lots of short stories. My favourite story was the 'White Horse of Zennor' story because it was emotional but it had a happy ending.

Dustbin Baby by Jacqueline Wilson ****
It was a very good book, a life story.

Book Amnesty

Got an overdue book lying under your bed? Found a library book you were convinced you returned and too embarrassed to hand it in? Worried Mrs.Wilson will shout at you?

Now is your chance to return your library books - no questions asked.

JYHS Library Book Amnesty will run until the 17th of March - simply return your book in the book return box or at the desk.

Lost or damaged a book - speak to Mrs Wilson about paying £5 replacement costs per book or about other ways to pay back the library.

We are really proud of the library - please take the time to return your books.

David's been reading...

WORLD WAR HULK  by Greg Pak, Peter David, John Romita Jr *****
The Hulk got shot off planet by the Illuminati, on his return he is on the verge of destroying the planet. Can the Sentry stop him? Can anyone?
Amazeballs book - can't stop re-reading it.

Marvel Encyclopedia by Dorling Kindersley *****
More than 1,200 of Marvel's most memorable characters are featured. It's an amazing insight.

Mrs Wilson's been reading..

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie *****

A short essay based on her 2013 TEDx talk of the same name. In this engaging essay she make the case for why, regardless of gender, we should all be feminists and why it isn't enough just to accept the cultural norms that continue to mean women and men aren't equals. She talks about it through examples from her life and experiences in the USA and Nigeria.

I loved it so many of her ideas ring true and I've experienced similar things in my own life. I particularly liked her explanation of why we should use the word feminism:

"Some people ask: "Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?" Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general - but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. That the problem was not about being human, but specifically about being a female human."
It's a book felt to have such an important message that a Swedish charity has organised for every 16 year old in Sweden is getting a copy

The thing is it's a short book but the ideas are big and stay with you long after the book is closed. 

David's been reading...

The Broons, Beno and Oor Wullie by D.C.Thomson *****

I've been reading a mix of golden age classics and the more modern annuals. They are all great for the family. Perfect for reading on a cold day wrapped in a cover.

Hannah's been reading...Lorien Legacies series

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore ****
It is about aliens trying to save their planet. It was very good and I'd definitely recommend it.

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore ***
This is the second book in the Lorien Legacies series but wasn't as exciting as the first book (I am Number Four).