Friday, 19 December 2014

Crisis at Christmas

Thousands of people will be homeless this Christmas.

Each year, some of the staff at TRS choose to make a donation to
Crisis instead of sending Christmas cards.  This year the students in 8ST joined staff in donating, giving up money they would have spent on pizza, and helping to raise a total of £350.
Crisis is a charity which offers shelter, companionship and life-changing services to people who are homeless.  To find out more visit the Crisis website.


Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Book and Film-Tie ins on TV

Why not enjoy a good book this Christmas holiday? Come and browse our display of Christmas books and books with a film tie-in on TV over the Christmas holidays in the Discovery library! Our display in the War Memorial Library includes festive reads!


 
We have lots of great titles in the both the Discovery and War Memorial libraries, including those in our ‘new books’ section so please feel free to browse and borrow.



Also, School Librarian, Helen Smith, has compiled her annual list of Christmas book and film tie-ins that are on TV over the Christmas Period. Please click on the link below to view: Christmas book to film list 2014





Friday, 5 December 2014

YA Book Prize 2015

The Bookseller’s new YA Book Prize 2015 short-list has been announced.  The list contains 10 books featuring a mix of dystopia, horror, fantasy, romance and realism.
They are:
  • A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond 
  • Salvage by Keren David
  • Say Her Name by James Dawson
  • Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
  • Half Bad by Sally Green
  • Finding a Voice by Kim Hood
  • Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill 
  • Goose by Dawn O'Porter 
  • Trouble by Non Pratt
  • The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Judging will be taking place over the next few months and the winning author will be presented with the prize at a ceremony at Foyles in March.


Some of these titles are available to borrow in the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries.