Novelties Book Club – 18 April

Novelties Book Club – 18 April

Novelties Book Club pupils were back with a bang! Sharing favourite holiday reads, signing up for the Grampian Book Award trip and brainstorming for the summer term reading event…. think Russia. FIFA. Outside the box ⚽️📚😄.

Library Assistants Welcome to the Summer Term

Library Assistants Welcome to the Summer Term

Welcome to the new term from some of our junior library assistants, Kelly, Joshua, Marina and Carrie. They plan on being very busy during lunchtimes. Creating more fabulous displays and helping everyone who uses the library at lunchtimes.

We also managed to snap our two super senior library assistants together. Madiha and Nathan lend their talents and skills and help others in the library, They are always welcoming!

Speakers’ Corner – Doctor Who

Brief History of Time Lords

April sees a whole new range of novelisations of Doctor Who television episodes in the style of the classic ‘Target’ book range.

The five new releases include Rose; The Day of The Doctor and The Christmas Invasion and are the first books from the show’s post-2005 era.

We have an exciting event planned for our Library’s Speaker’s Corner on Friday 20 April, when Mr Clark will share these exciting adventures with us, as well as their iconic cover artwork.

Calling all pupils and staff and indeed, all Whovians, to this event at lunchtime.

Comic Characters Club – Ratings Forms 18 April

Comic Characters Club

Ratings forms 18 April

Comic Characters Club was all about Excelsior Award books and completing the ratings forms. There was lots of chat, sharing final opinions about the books and time, too, for chat about holiday books. Sharing stories 💜📚.

Which was our Jabbica? – Judge a Book By Its Cover Award Librarian’s Choice – Mrs Toonen chose SLAM!

The session ended with a Li’l bit of advice from some of the pupils in our Comic Characters Club…..

S2 Book Talks April 2018

S2 Book Talks April 2018

This last book talk is aimed at providing a selection of books to choose as pupils move in to S3.

More books and more challenging books!

This is a very popular book talk, with a large selection of books being shared, discussed and borrowed.

This last book talk is aimed at providing a selection of books to choose as pupils move in to S3.

More books and more challenging books!

This is a very popular book talk, with a large selection of books being shared, discussed and borrowed.

S1 Book Talks – April 2018

S1 Book Talks April 2018: Keeping It Real Non-Fiction

Real things

Real People

Real Things

Real Events

Real Places


We shall be looking at, reading and discussing:

Einstein’s Refrigerator Stories from Flip Side by Steve Silverman

Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students’ attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information. Well-researched and clearly sourced, Silverman’s unusual tidbits have gained a wide following. In Einstein’s Refrigerator, Silverman collects more than 30 of the most fascinating stories he has gathered-tales of forgotten genius, great blunders, and incredible feats of survival, as well as answers to puzzling questions. Einstein’s Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories. Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent? While it never became a commercial success, its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors.

Stephen Hawking (Inspirational Lives) by Sonya Newland 

Regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Stephen Hawkins also defied the odds and this book explores his whole journey from his shocking diagnosis at age 21, through his career at Cambridge, to his work as an author.


The Inspirational Lives series focuses on the people who inspire young people today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.


Nasty Nature (Horrible Science) by Nick Arnold

All the animals in HORRIBLE SCIENCE: NASTY NATURE are the deadliest, most disgusting and nastiest things that nature has to offer! So only read on if you’re ready to find out: how vampire bats slurp blood, what a singing gorilla sounds like, how to dodge a man-eating tiger and which Japanese fish dish can kill you. Redesigned in a bold, funky new look for the next generation of HORRIBLE SCIENCE fans.

Murderous Maths Paperback by Kjartan Poskitt

Find out about how maths could help you rescue someone in deadly peril, how not to shoot yourself with a cannon, and meet famous mathematicians who were really hard. And watch out for One Finger Jimmy, Chainsaw Charlie and their gangster friends, who are living proof that maths can be murderous.

Invented in Scotland: Scottish Ingenuity and Invention Throughout the Ages by Allan Burnett

In the home, on the road, in business, the classroom, sport, finance, medicine, farming, travel, crime and war, Scottish inventors have truly revolutionised the modern world. In this lavishly illustrated account, Allan Burnett examines the life and works of a host of remarkable individuals whose inventions propelled humanity out of fumbling darkness and into a brighter future, allowing us to work faster, build better, travel further and live longer. Invented in Scotland explains how great ideas and theories were turned into real practical innovations that revolutionised our everyday lives and the struggle of these remarkable people to create products, machines, systems and gadgets that infinitely broadened mankind’s horizons.

Safe Social Networking (Quick Expert’s Guide) by Anita Naik

A perfect guide to becoming safe and savvy social networkers for children aged 12+. It shows how they can make the most of social networks and dodge the pitfalls – master the privacy settings, control how much they share, and avoid peer pressure so they that have the best time online.


The Worst Children’s Jobs in History Paperback by Sir Tony Robinson

In The Worst Children’s Jobs in History Sir Tony Robinson takes you back to the days when being a kid was no excuse for getting out of hard labour. This book tells the stories of all the children whose work fed the nation, kept trains running, and put clothes on everyone’s backs, over the last few hundred years of Britain’s history. With profiles and testimonies of real kids in rotten jobs, this book will tell you things you probably didn’t want to know about the back-breaking, puke-inducing reality of being a child in the past.

Eggstra Special Treats for Novelties Book Club

Eggstra Special Treats for Novelties Book Club

There were indeed eggstra special treats for Novelties Book Club during the last week of term, on Wednesday 28 March.

Sharing holiday reading plans, an egg hunt and chocolate! What a fab combo 🐣🍫📚.

Where were those eggs? Novelties Book Club had fun finding them, in books, on shelves and even in the plants. All found and then gone again…

We were also a bit sad, in Novelties Book Club, as we said goodbye to Fantastic Finn. He is leaving school, to go to Fettes College. Keep on reading Finn and pop back and tell us all about favourite books!

Comic Characters Club – Peek at the Display

Comic Characters Club – Peek at the Display

The new display from our Comic Characters Club, completed just before the end of term, is full of reviews, favourite quotes, posters and Excelsior Award books too.

Worth a look!

Adieu Mr Campbell!

Goodbye Mr Campbell

We were very sad to say goodbye 👋to our awesome ICT technician Mr Campbell. His last day in school was on Tuesday 27 March.

He will be a huge miss to us in the library.

We can never forget his umbrella-wielding Hagrid on Harry Potter Book Night!

All the best to Mr Campbell in life after school. A true 🌟.

Happy Easter Reading!!

Happy Easter Reading

Lots of books were on display during the last week of term before the Easter holidays.

James & Aiden recommend the books at the library door! All part of our holiday display.

Crack open a good book this Easter 🐣📚 and get organised for holiday reading. We love the yellow display of books on the library desk!

There was a pile of new books catalogued during the last week of term, including the much-anticipated new book The Teenage Guide to Friends by Nicola Morgan. Now on the library desk.

Easter reading 📚😃🐣.



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