Category Archive: Book of the Month

Book of the Month – Farewell Tour of A Terminal Optimist – March 2019

Our March Book of the Month, chosen by Novelties Book Club is: Farewell Tour of A Terminal Optimist by John Young and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019 winner. Isla in Novelties Book Club was very happy to show it off during the meeting on Wednesday 6 March. Copies are on the library desk👍

Book of the Month February 2019

Alpha: Abidjan to Paris by French illustrator Barroux and writer Bessora. Translated by Sarah Ardizzone and supported by Amnesty International. “We are all somebodies, not nobodies” – Bessora. Alpha does not consider himself ‘illegal’; he thinks of himself as an adventurer. But he’s even stronger, or perhaps just luckier, than most travellers. He says, “Indiana …

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Book of the Month Positively Teenage by Nicola Morgan January 2019

Our January Book of the Month is this brilliant guide to teenage wellbeing by Nicola Morgan. Another pitch-perfect book for young adults. Positively Teenage gives you the power to let yourself flourish, achieve and be who you want to be. Use your powers well and be truly, positively, teenage! This book will show you lots …

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BOOK of the MONTH – Out of The Blue by Sophie Cameron – December 2018

Our December Book of the Month is this debut novel from Sophie Cameron and is a wonderful, magical tale set against the backdrop of the bustling throng that is the Edinburgh Festival. When angels start falling from the sky, it seems like the end of days are near – but for one girl, it’s just …

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Book of the Month November 2018

The Ways of the Wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Halls We are howling with delight about our choice for November’s Book of the Month (sorry!)  The Ways of the Wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and beautifully illustrated by Jonathan Woodward is one of the more outstanding new books for National Non Fiction November 📚💜 Discover the facts about …

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Book of the Month October 2018

Our October Book of the Month is a creepy, haunting, lyrical and powerful verse novel which will blow you away. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds is on the library desk now. Think ghosts from the past. Think must-read. Think holiday reading. It all began with The Rules. No.1: Crying Don’t. No matter what. Don’t. …

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Book of the Month September 2018

Our Book of the Month is nearly a week late, but worth the wait and, it was #ReadABookDay on Thursday 6 September, so seemed a good day to say that September 2018’s Book of the Month is: Mud by Emily Thomas  This is a marvellous read and copies are available to borrow on the library …

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January 2018 – Book of The Month

Book of the Month January 2018 After lots of chat and rave reviews from Carrie, Finn and Mrs T, during Novelties Book Club, our Book of the Month is: Where The World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean. On the library desk now. A perfect book to curl up with January reading. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean …

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S1 & S2 Novelties – April Book of the month

We are all made of molecules Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about …

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S1 & S2 Novelties Book Club – Book of the Month

This is a really scary story, perhaps because it does not go into a great deal of detail. It is left to our imaginations to fill in the details and guess what really went on.  The story takes place over two time periods; the first is the present with Heather in a silent contest with …

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