As part of World Book Day celebrations, young people and adults were asked to nominate their life-changing books in order to create an ultimate list of 50 books that will thrill, scare, make you cry, change the way you think, help you to understand you, transport you and teach you about love! We have put together a display of the many of the books on the list in the War Memorial Library. They include Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, a dark thriller, the heart-breaking The Fault in our Stars by John Green, and TRS favourite A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowden. To browse and borrow these and other titles visit the War Memorial Library
Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for an outstanding book for children and
young people.The Carnegie shortlist
this year includes eight books, some of which are available now in the WML and
Discovery libraries and the rest are on order. The list is unusual this year, as half of the nominated titles deal with
kidnap and captivity.Particular
favourites of the Librarians are the Rooftoppersby Katherine Rundell, winner of this year’s Blue Peter Award and Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead, winner of
The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize 2013. Anne Fine will make Carnegie history if she wins this year with her novel
Blood Family, as she would be the
only author to win three times. To find out more about the books that have been
shortlisted go to Carnegie and Greenaway shortlist page.
winner will be announced on Monday, 23rd June 2014.
The fantastic Rooftoppers
by Katherine Rundell has won the best story category of the Blue Peter Book
Awards 2014. Tony
Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War II by Tony Robinson
& Del Thorpe won the best book with facts category. Visit the Discovery Library to borrow a copy
of Rooftoppers and books by Tony
Branford Writing Competition 2014
is open to any young writers under the age of 19. Entrants must complete a
story begun by last year’s winner of the Branford
Boase Award, Dave Shelton for 'A Boy and A Bear in a Boat'.The story
should be no longer than 1500 words and should have a title.
The closing date is Friday
18th April 2014.Six winners
will be invited to attend the Branford Boase Award celebration party in London
on 10 July. They will also win a copy of
each of the books shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and be able to meet
the authors and have their books signed.
Our popular competition
Take a Risk is back in the Discovery
Library! To enter you must borrow a mystery Take a Risk book, fill in the short
questionnaire correctly and you will automatically win a prize and have your
name entered into a free prize draw with the chance to win more prizes!PLUS there are lots spot prizes to be won. See a
Librarian in the Discovery Library for details.
World Book Day
is a day set aside each year to celebrate reading, books, authors and
illustrators. This year it takes place on Thursday
We have given out special World Book Day tokens to
each pupil, with the exception of the Post 16 students who can collect one from
the War Memorial Library on request. These vouchers can either be exchanged at your local book shop for one of the World
Book Day books or they can be used
to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. You can use your voucher in any
participating books shop from 3rd March –
30th March 2014.
Remember though, at TRS everyday is a celebration of books day with lots of great books available for you to borrow and read, including the latest releases, as well as competitions, your book reviews and themed displays of recommended reads!