Category Archive: Book of the Month

Book of the Month March 2020

For all our pupils, who are grappling with and enjoying big ideas. This book by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty combines personal testimonies, photos and images and readable chunks of non-fiction with bold headers. This excellent book does not provide answers, but rather is filled with superbly provocative questions: Are there male and female brains?; …

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Book of the Month February 2020

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron. Bullied by two of his female classmates, Brody Fair is saved by a handsome Spanish boy wearing blue fairy wings. Nico Clark Calderón invites Brody—via an invitation written on an origami lily—to meet him on Calton Hill in Edinburgh on Thursday at 11:21 p.m. precisely. Charmed and eager to …

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BOOK of the MONTH -The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf – January 2020

A gripping page-turner and a book also filled with hope. Our Book of the Month, chosen by Novelties Book Club, is The Boy at The Back of the Class Onjali Q Rauf. Kate & Grace are both looking forward to reading it. #sparkles #kindness #humour #fun #RealLife 💜📚.

December Book of the Month – The Good Thieves – 4 December 2019

Novelties Book Club pupils have chosen our Book of the Month. The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell is a book that sparkles, is fun, has fabulous characters and is compulsive reading. Adventure, bravery & a circus too! Perfect for the Christmas holidays and on the library desk now.

Book of the Month November 2019

Our November Book of the Month is very topical and has all you need to know about the world of politics! POLITICS FOR BEGINNERS by Alex Frith, Rosie Hore, Louie Stowell, Kellan Stover. This hugely entertaining book does a great job of explaining politics… political systems, elections, voting and government and issues including feminism, human …

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Poems To Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell – Book of the Month – October 2019

Our October Book of the Month is a beautifully illustrated collection of poems for everyone. It is divided into different subjects and includes poems about youth, love, imaginings, and endings. Brought to life by Chris Riddell’s fabulous illustrations, Poems to Live Your Life By is the kind of book that we can return to again …

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Book of the Month – The Gifted, The Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe – September 2019

Our September Book of the Month is laugh out-loud, funny, and relatable.  ‘This school is an amazing opportunity!’ said Mum. ‘You’re going to find new depths you never realised you had’. ‘I don’t want new depths,’ I said. ‘I like the ones I’ve got already.’ ‘Those aren’t depths,’ said Ethan. ‘They’re shallows.’ You think you …

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June Book of the Month: Akissi Cat Invasion 3 June 2019

Mischief, adventure and trouble! Jump into the laugh-out-loud mis-adventures of Akissi in this wonderful comic book, based on author Margeurite Abouet’s childhood on the Ivory Coast. Akissi is a little girl who gets up to nuisance, and this delightful collection of illustrations is about her rascal ways, and with her monkey Boubou, there’s no telling …

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Book of the Month – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – May 2019

May is National Share a Story Month and the theme is Travelling Tales. Our Book of the Month is the astounding Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.   A group of teenage refugees meet on the road in the chaotic countryside of East Prussia in winter 1945. The Nazi Reich is collapsing all around …

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Book of the Month April 2019

Real-Life Mysteries: Can You Explain the Unexplained? By Susan Martineau & illustrated by Vicky Barber Stories about urban myths, real-life mysteries, unexplained happenings. Have you ever shuddered in horror at ghosts, looked at lights in the sky and wondered about UFOs, or stared across Loch Ness hoping to see our Nessie? You are invited into …

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