At last, a book we almost all enjoyed and can recommend.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
It is the story of two young people who are trained by two magicians to take part in a mysterious challenge. It involved the creation of a night circus of great beauty and fascination.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
For more information about Book Week Scotland you can check out their Facebook page .
Pick your favourite from their Pets Reading Competition. This is my favourite.
The Snow Child
At last a book that most people read and everyone liked. The Snow Child is set in Alaska around 100 years ago and is the story of a settler couple who are unable to have a child and who conjure up a snow child – or do they?
As the final part of the S1 Library induction, the classes worked in groups to produce subject pathfinders on various themes. Some of the best science ones went up on the wall in the Science Dept as part of the school Science Fair happening next week.
S1 Science Pathfinders display
To produce the pathfinder, the pupils worked in small groups to find some basic information plus good books and webites that would help other people who wanted to find out about the topic. They covered geology, astronomy, chemistry, photography, and inventions.
Some book suggestions for Halloween – give yourself a scare!
The Staff Book Group has started up again after our summer break, but with fewer members, due to retirals.
The first book we read was
Tom-all-alone’s by Lynne Shepherd
“A brilliant and sinister re-make of Bleak House, exposing the vicious underworld of Victorian London. Totally gripping.”–John Carey
We weren’t very smitten but this one. One person finished it, but people decided to hang on to their copies to finish it.
Some fantastic book quote posters done for the Library by the pupils in the Art Dept.
http://www.epicreads.com/ -loads of ideas for something to read, plus polls, quizzes, contests, channels and member reviews.
This is a good source of free audiobooks and ebooks – Booksshouldbefree