Category Archive: S1 Book Talks

Amazing Ambassadors – Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils – presentations to S1 classes 17 & 18 March 2020

S3 pupils Vaughan and Irena delivered fabulous presentations to class 1.3 on 17 March. The S1 pupils said the S3 book trailers were “brilliant!” On Wednesday 18 March, the amazing were S3 pupils: Abigail, Ally, Caitlin and Krzysztof. They read from the 3 shortlisted books, described our collaborative project with the English department and delivered …

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S3 Scottish Teenage Book Prize Pupils – Takeover S1 Book Talks -16 March 2020

Two S1 classes enjoyed book talks from the S3 Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils on Monday 16 March. Class 1.4 heard from Michael & Amber and there were good questions and lots of borrowing too! Class 1.6 enjoyed chatting to Ivo, Leah & Madison and appreciated their presentations. S3 Library takeover all week.

S1 Book Talks and Happy Readers 21 February 2020

Our new book talks for S1 classes began on Monday 17 February, on Other Times & Places and Different Cultures. There was lots of books to talk about, with a focus on fabulous books by Judith Kerr, Katherine Rundell and Candy Gourlay. Classes have enjoyed lively chat about some of the themes in the books: …

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S1 Book Talks – Other Times and Places and Other Cultures – 17 – 21 February 2020

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. The story of Anna, who, with her brother, are rushed out of Germany in alarming secrecy, away from everything they know. Their father is wanted by the Nazis – dead or alive. This semi-autobiographical and unforgettable story, of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start …

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S1 Book Talks Classics – classes – 6 -10 January 2020

S1 pupils began the New Year with classic novels during their book talks. All during the week 6 January. Swallows and Amazons, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and the new graphic novel of To Kill a Mockingbird are all part of our S1 book talks for January. The first S1 book talk of 2020 …

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S1 Book Talks – Classics – 6 – 10 January 2020

S1 pupils begin the New Year with classic novels during their book talks. All during the week beginning 6 January 2020. So what makes a classic? It can’t just be that it’s old! A classic must have something else, something that has caused it to endure. While parts of any book may date, there must …

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Dashing to get a Book before a Party 9 December 2019

The S1 Christmas party was on the afternoon of Monday 9 December and Cara-Louise dashed into the library to pick up her book before joining the festive fun. She is now a fan of Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud and she needs the next book in the series. Party time had to wait! Lockwood …

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S1 Book Talks – Books Are Disappearing Fast – 27 and 29 November 2019

  Books were disappearing fast. And that was good news! S1 December book talks were all about whodunnits and pupils were keen to read all about mystery, murder & young detectives🔎🔍. Katharine got Top Marks for Murder ✔️ by Robin Stevens on 27 November and was delighted 📚💜. Two S1 classes on Friday 29 November …

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S1 Book Talks – Crime and Mystery – 25 November – 2 December 2019

Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, starring dynamic duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong by Robin Stevens. Death in the Spotlight:  Murder Most Unladylike’s exceptional detective duo face a devilish whodunit amidst the glamour of London’s West End. Someone will take their final bow… Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are …

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Huge Enthusiasm from S1 Classes 20 September 2019

Huge 👍👍 from both S1 classes on Friday 20 September for their first book talk. L💜ving the enthusiasm. Sessions included books by our visiting author Kerr Thomson and Isabella has grabbed the last copy of The Rise of Wolves for her weekend reading. Perfect weekend ahead!📚😀

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