Monday, 25 June 2012

Most popular books

As we are coming to the end of the year, I've had a quick look at which books have been borrowed and signed out the most often. I'm incredibly impressed with how much you lot read!

The most popular books recently have definitely been the Malorie Blackman books (Hacker, Thief, ANTIDOTE and Pig Heart Boy). Everyone who's read them has loved them!

The Skulduggery Pleasant books by Derek Landy have also been read by lots of people- we've got some real fans of Valkyrie Cain, Tanith Low, Ghastly Bespoke and the rest. My own personal favourite is Verminous Cube...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has been another popular one. You really have to concentrate in order to get the most from it- the film is also great BUT read the book first!

Other popular books include anything by Anthony Horowitz, Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian (we also watched the DVD of this in Literacy) and 12 Minutes To Midnight by Christopher Edge.

This is a fantastic book about  an orphan called Penelope Tredwell, a girl who writes spooky tales set in Victorian Britain. One day she receives a letter from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse... and things go from bad to worse very quickly!

New books

This week we've had several new books arrive in school that people are desperate to read.

We've had the first three books of The Ranger's Apprentice series. I've not read them but they've sold millions of copies around the world...

Join the mysterious Ranger and his new apprentice, Will, in their quest to prevent the assasination of the king.

The other extremely popular series that we've just picked up are the Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon- similar style to the Wimpy Kid books but a lot funnier! Have a look for yourself at