Sep 11

To all Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 students

Are you ready for a challenge? Then we are going to give you your Reading Challenge for this year!

Reading Challenge

You will be given your new challenges during your first Library Lesson. If you want to find out more, then have a look at the Reading Challenge page on this site.

Show us what YOU can achieve!

Our Reading is Fun Wiki has also been updated for the Reading Challenge:

Reading is Fun Wiki

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Jun 19

Seattle Public Library’s amazing video!

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Jun 19

The winners of the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal have been announced today!

Carnegie Winner 2013

Greenaway Winner 2013


Images clipped from the official Carnegie and Greenaway Shadowing site.

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Jun 07

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.

Noughts & 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!

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May 08

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?

Ender's Game
For more information about the fabulous Ender’s Game – have a look at this site and access this interview with Orson Scott Card.

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Apr 30

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Apr 24

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

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Apr 22

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!

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Mar 27

Great video created by Larbert High school about books, reading and libraries. Lovely to see how the whole school gets involved.

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Mar 22

They are here, reading fans! The shortlists for the most prestigious prizes in Children’s Literature.

Carnegie Greenaway 2013

A colleague (see below) has collected the Carnegie Medal shortlist on Pinterest together with a set of videos. Click on the image below:

Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2013

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.

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