Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

May 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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A Strategy for Reading..?

This recent article from The Herald (Free registration required to read it!) sings the praises of school librarians in the face of falling literacy standards, as reported in the recently published Scottish Survey of Literacy. So, of course, I had … Continue reading

May 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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‘May’ We Suggest? Lovereading4kids’ Monthly Roundup!

Some great ‘recs‘ here; Lovereading4kids have, as usual, collated a wonderful selection of the best new reads for pupils across a range of reading levels and different genres! “Welcome to May at Lovereading4kids, where there’s a sniff of summer in the … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dramatically dread-filled drabbles…

This, from Goodreads’ blog, is brilliant! Have a read – Short and Sinister: Five-sentence Mysteries and Thrillers “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important,” Sherlock Holmes says in The Memoirs … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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New Kingsman Comic Book

If you were a big fan of the 2015 spy caper, Kingsman, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to the imminent release of, Kingsman: Golden Circle. Did you know that Harry and Eggsy’s screen adventures are adapted from a comic, … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Code name Verity…

This, from the Scottish Book Trust is interesting – Win Elizabeth Wein‘s new carefully constructed and intriguing prequel to Code Name Verity, The Pearl Thief, in our Teens’ Book of the Month competition: “With its picturesque, historical Scottish setting and variety of … Continue reading

May 3, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Book of the Month for May!

Jack’s Back! In honour of the return to our screens – well, Adult Swim anyways – of hunky, heroic cartoon samurai, known only as, Jack, Clishmaclaver has nominated volume 1 of Jim Zub’s graphic novel series, Samurai Jack to be May’s BOTM. 😀 This is … Continue reading

April 28, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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G-G-Get The Getaway!

Just received a flyer from Waterstones to say, Get ready, Book 12 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming. The Getaway will be arriving 7th November! 😮 Join Greg on a family holiday he’ll never forget! It … Continue reading

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