Category Archives: Year 7

World Book Day and Celebrity Authors.

The World Book Day organisers have named their chosen £1 books for WBD on March 1st 2018 and have unwittingly started a very interesting and fairly heated discussion on the current state of Childrens’ Book commerce and book charity distribution. … Continue reading

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Seven Years On

Seven years ago, we asked the incoming Y7s on their June Induction Day to send us a postcard during their summer break telling us what they were reading and what they thought of it. This kept us, the Librarians, very happy and … Continue reading

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¡Hola! World Book Day

Thursday March 3rd is World Book Day for the UK. Nottingham author Kim Slater is visiting us for a round of Year 7 Writing Workshops with her first novel, Smart, receiving multiple book award nominations and four prizes to date. … Continue reading

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Seven Stories is 10 Years Old

No, that is not a grammatical error. Seven Stories is the home for British children’s literature, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle. Housed in what used to be a Victorian mill with beautiful views of the Ouseburn River, … Continue reading

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New E-Resources for Homework (and school)

The Library subscribes to a number of quality information resources that can be accessed from home via the internet.  A large Reference area, Science and History resources, News bank Online and (Social) Issues Online are all suitable for use from … Continue reading

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Alex Scarrow and How To Fix Broken History

    Year 7 were given an introduction to Time Riding last week when author Alex Scarrow created an explosive book event in the large lecture theatre.  Following an energetic description of the background to his best-selling series and a real  history … Continue reading

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Summer Term brings Best Selling Authors

Summer term, traditionally the time when sunny days are mitigated by revision and exams, will not be all work and no play in the Library.  In June we have lined up a mini programme of author visits to reconnect us to … Continue reading

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Fantasy Land

Diana Wynne Jones 1934 – 2011 Last Friday one of the most distinctive voices of Children’s literature, Diana Wynne Jones, died at the age of 76.  In the past 40 years she wrote more than 40 fantasy children’s novels and … Continue reading

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