BLACK HISTORY MONTH READING CHALLENGE!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH READING CHALLENGE!

OCTOBER IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH To celebrate it, here in the library we have launched a reading character challenge! Borrow and read as many of the below books as you can during October and upon return you will receive character points if you can speak reflectively about the book You can find a selection of these books on display on the first set of shelves in the library So get learning and celebrating by reading these books!

DIGITAL LIBRARY!

DIGITAL LIBRARY!

THE DIGITAL LIRBARY IS BACK 😁 On the digital library you are able to access a huge range of ebooks- all for free🎉 (Some titles are even exclusive to the digital library)! • To borrow and read a book on the digital library you will first need to sign in. Your username is your login name for The City of Leicester College (first initial, surname and 3-digit number) and the password is Library1 •You can read the ebooks on your…

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COMPETITION TIME!

COMPETITION TIME!

LIBRARY COMPETITIONS ARE BACK Write a short story or poem which must include these 15 words: crocodile, cheese, sandwich, snow, rose, plane, grandma, scissors, balloon, clock, torch, trainers, tunnel, forest, key. Your story or poem can be about anything you want but no more than 500 words. There are 3 categories for KS4, KS4 and KS5 with fantastic prizes to be won: a £10 Amazon voucher, cinema voucher for two, books signed by the headteacher and your work will be…

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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

The Library is now open again! We are delighted to welcome students back to the library after such a long time! Students can come to the library to browse and borrow books at breaks, lunchtimes and after school until 4 pm. Students are also welcome to use the library for reading or quiet study or to do homework. The library is extremely busy at the moment as lots of you want to borrow books and this is fantastic! However, please…

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Historical Fiction Reading List

Historical Fiction Reading List

Historical fiction can be fiction that is about a historical period in time. However, it can also be fiction of various genres, such as fantasy or romance, but in a historical rather than modern setting. We have compiled a list of almost all the historical fiction that we have physically in the library. They have all been sorted into what time period they are set in. The time periods have largely been put in year order. To see which titles…

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Book Review: Newt’s Emerald

Book Review: Newt’s Emerald

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Everything was very fast paced so I got through the book very quickly. The story is a mystery with adventure, of Newt going to find her family’s stolen emerald. However, the task is made more difficult than it already is because it’s the Regency period and she, as a girl, cannot go out and look for it herself. Therefore, she decides to disguise herself as a boy but that leads to lots of unanticipated…

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Book Review: Sabriel

Book Review: Sabriel

The series is set in a world where there is magic, but the fact that the main character, Sabriel, is a good necromancer adds a nice twist to it all. The way she casts magic is also very different, as it is cast by sound! I would definitely recommend this to fans of Harry Potter because, like that series, Sabriel is out to put an end to a great evil and makes some good friends along the way. The adventure,…

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Book Review: We Hunt the Flame

Book Review: We Hunt the Flame

This was a book like no other I have read before. It had all the normal elements of a YA fantasy novel, but was set in an Arabian land, bringing in Arab culture. This made the story feel both familiar and new at the same time. Despite the Arab setting, there is no mention of religion in the novel, so if you don’t like (real) religions in your stories that won’t be an issue. It is also surprising how diverse…

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Book Review: The Blackthorn Key

Book Review: The Blackthorn Key

When a series of gruesome murders targeting apothecaries brings danger close to home, Christopher Rowe must find out who is behind them by solving the codes, or else he’ll be the next one to end up dead. The book is fast paced with danger lurking around every corner. You really can’t put it down and want to know how Christopher Rowe will make it out of every dangerous situation he faces. The characters of the book are likeable and make…

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