Wednesday, December 15, 2010

See you all in 2011

This is the last post on the blog for the year. The library has been readied for the new school year with new displays and new computers, the shelves are tidy and the office benches are nearly cleared.

Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas season and lots of good reading. Hope your summer holidays are fun and that they seem to go on forever!

Above is a photo of bunch of books from the 900s making themselves into a rather odd Christmas tree.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The top ten of 2010

The following is a list of the most popular books this year in our library
. As you can see Robert Muchamore and John Marsden are back in the list as they have been over the last few years. New to the list are Patrick Ness and Jim Butcher.

Our lists of most popular books in the past were always full of fantasy books but it seems dystopian fiction and action adventure are flavour of the months at the moment. The books on this list are all fabulous reads and there is a good spread of books suitable for juniors (The wimpy kid) to seniors (Storm front) which is really pleasing.

  • Secret army, Henderson's Boys by Robert Muchamore
  • The hunger games by Suzanne Collins
  • The knife of never letting go by Patrick Ness
  • The dead of the night by John Marsden
  • The recruit by Robert Muchamore
  • Crocodile tears by Anthony Horowitz
  • Diary of a wimpy kid: Roderick rules by Jeff Kinney
  • Catching fire by Susanne Collins
  • Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden
  • Storm front by Jim Butcher
It is great that our boys are reading up a storm and let's hope that we can entice even more into the love of reading next year. Our boys disprove the theory that boys don't read. Ours do. Lots and lots and we like it that way! We know that reading helps with writing, it improves your knowledge of the world, it helps with concentration and it helps with improving achievement at school and most of all it is so much fun to meet new people through the pages of a book.


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