Fantastic news this week – the very popular author, Malorie Blackman, has been appointed as the new Children’s Laureate.
Students at The Dixie Grammar School love her books, especially the Noughts and Crosses series.
She has a new book out this week, Noble Conflict. It is on order for the Senior School Library – here is the book trailer:
Congratulations to Malorie!
We are selling off some of our old books from the Senior School Library to make way for new ones – see the poster below:
Wow! There is a film of one of Mrs Robinson’s favourite ever books, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Anyway, here is the trailer:
We have the book in the Senior School Library – why not give it a try?
For more information about the fabulous Ender’s Game – have a look at this site and access this interview with Orson Scott Card.
These are our Top 50 Authors
(books borrowed by our students over the last year):
|1||Robert Muchamore||26||Clive Gifford|
|2||Alan Gibbons||27||Sophie McKenzie|
|3||Anthony Horowitz||28||Rick Riordan|
|4||Charlie Higson||29||Yamin Ma & Xinying Li|
|5||Jeff Kinney||30||J K Rowling|
|6||Michael Morpurgo||31||Chris Bradford|
|7||Darren Shan||32||Sue Limb|
|8||Suzanne Collins||33||Pittacus Lore|
|9||Jacqueline Wilson||34||Julie Bertagna|
|10||Derek Landy||35||Andy Briggs|
|11||John Townsend||36||Ally Carter|
|12||J R R Tolkien||37||Rebecca Lim|
|13||Philip Reeve||38||Hilary McKay|
|14||Michael Grant||39||Rosalind Mist & Andrew Solway|
|15||Paul Strathern||40||Alyson Noel|
|16||Matt Groening||41||Christopher Paolini|
|17||Alexander Gordon Smith||42||Helen Reynolds|
|18||Garth Nix||43||Giles Sparrow|
|19||Brian Knapp||44||Anne Cassidy|
|20||Malorie Blackman||45||Sue Penney|
|21||Anita Ganeri||46||Louis Sachar|
|22||Veronica Roth||47||Vivienne Sanders|
|23||M G Harris||48||Cath Senker|
|24||Lincoln Peirce||49||Kelley Armstrong|
|25||Mark Walden||50||Rachel Caine|
Mrs Robinson collects book trailers on our Library Online YouTube Channel. We now have more than 60:
For more ideas about what to read, have a look at our “What to read” page!
Great video created by Larbert High school about books, reading and libraries. Lovely to see how the whole school gets involved.
They are here, reading fans! The shortlists for the most prestigious prizes in Children’s Literature.
A colleague (see below) has collected the Carnegie Medal shortlist on Pinterest together with a set of videos. Click on the image below:
You can see the full list on the official Carnegie Shadowing site. We also have more information about the Carnegie Medal and past winners on this site. The full Carnegie shortlist has been purchased for the Senior School Library and the Kate Greenaway books are being bought for the Junior School Library.
Carnegie 2013 Pinterest by Ruth Clarke, Learning Resource Centre Manager, St Edward’s College, Liverpool.