We are delighted to see that “The Lie Tree” by Frances Hardinge is the winner of this year’s Costa Book of the Year. The award is judged for the most outstanding books of the year in 5 categories : First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with the winner of one of the categories then being chosen as Book of the Year. Frances is only the second author from the Children’s category to win the overall prize – the first was Philip Pullman.
The Award Ceremony and Frances’ acceptance speech was covered by the BBC News.
Frances visited Bolton School in May 2015 to talk to year 9 pupils about The Lie Tree and her earlier novels. A write up of the visit can be found here. All of her novels including The Lie Tree can be borrowed from our Libraries, please just ask!
Our fourth book recommendation for the #libraryadventcalendar comes from Anna. She recommends Inheritance, which is the final instalment in the Eragon series by Christopher Paolini for its “action packed” nature and the concluding battle between Eragon and Galbatorix.
Friday 5th December’s
The overall winner of the Costa Book Award 2013 is a first time author.
The Boys’ Division bookclub were treated to an exclusive lunch in the Lower School Library
Like many other children, Monty Lord is a fan of the” Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books, so he was delighted to receive an invitation to meet the author, Jeff Kinney.
New in the library is “I Am Malala” the story of the fifteen year old girl who was shot in the head for speaking out for the right
The second of four Hunger Games films, based on the popular
Undead by Kirsty McKay
All hell breaks loose on a school trip when a stop off at the services has an unexpected consequence