Friday, September 25, 2009

50 Book Challenge Last Day

Today is the final day of the 50 Book Challenge!  It has been incredibly well supported by the boys, they took off on the 1st of March with a hiss and a roar for 6 months of intensive book borrowing and reading.  The final numbers are in during the holidays but today is the last school day that competition can run.

It was a competition for the individuals and for the House Group they belong to.  A clear group winner emerged early on, and they have continued their dominance of the competition.  End of school today the sheets will be tallied and the winner will be announced the first week back.  Prizes will be awarded and the winners will be worshiped for their tenacity, their persistence and their dedication.

Pictured are two of the libraries hard-core readers Harlam who loves Graphic Novels, but has recently discovered Fleur Beale, Mandy Hagar and Malorie Blackman.

Also pictured is Warren who reads all manner of things, but has discovered historical fiction, particularly Iain Gale, Bernard Cornwell and Julian Stockwin.

These two library regulars are just part of our 'happy band' of regulars.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Year 13 Return to their youth! "Storytime" in the library!

This morning some of the Yr 13 English and Media Studies students re-discovered the simple joy of reading to each other.  It was a beautiful thing!  Here they are enjoying Where's Wally, I Spy and How Things Work.  Ahhh the simple pleasures.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A little bit of fun for the scientists and chemists!

Do you have trouble remembering the Periodic Table? Well this might just solve your problem!

Video courtesy of BoingBoing.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Teen Top Ten books of the year 2009

 Every year the Young Adult Library Services Association put out a list of books which have been loved by teenagers throughout the USA.  All sorts of books make the list, it is always interesting to see what sort of books teeangers there like compared to what teenagers here like.
This link will take you to the list of the nominated titles in this year Teen Top Ten.  These books are voted on by teenagers from all over America, voting closed on the 18 September.  In the King's library I often use this list when I am buying new books. This year we already have a lot of the books on the list but you can look forward to seeing more appear in the library over the next few months.


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