Category Archives: Prizes

Waterstone’s Book of the Month Available in the Library

Waterstone’s Book of the Month Available in the Library

Light by Michael Grant

The 6th and final part of the “Gone” series is Waterstone’s book of the month and we are pleased to say that is is available in the library. Remember, if it is out on loan you can reserve it. Just ask a member of staff or a library helper. Below is a trailer clip featured on Youtube and the Waterstone’s website to give you a flavour of the book.

Another upcoming event that has caught our eye is the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013. The renamed Orange prize has a particularly strong short list this year including Hilary Mantel, who has featured previously on our blog, Zadie Smith and Barbera Kingsolver. We have had a display in the Girls’ Main Library featuring the short listed authors. Below you can watch a video produced by the judges talking about the shortlist.

The full short list is:

The 2013 CILIP Carnegie Shortlist has been announced

The 2013 CILIP Carnegie Shortlist has been announced

The winner of the 2013 Carnegie Medal will be announced on Wednesday 19th June 2013. You can visit the Carnegie Medal website to find out more about the shortlist but we have them listed here for you. Please click on each image to see the full cover.

 

 

If you are in Boys’ Division, please note that a selection of these books will be available from behind the counter rather than on the main fiction shelves. Please ask a member of staff for help.

We have a winner! (4 actually)

We have a winner! (4 actually)

Guess Who’s Reading Competition Results

Congratulations to the 2 boys and 2 girls who were the winners of the Guess Who’s Reading competition. They have all been notified and received their vouchers. Thank you to all who took part in the competition. We hope you enjoyed it. The photos have now been removed from the blog as they were at quite high resolution to make identifying them easier but they were using a large quantity of the space we need for the blog.

Joe Craig Visit Update

Brilliant writer and speaker Joe Craig visited Bolton School last Thursday (31st Jan) to talk about his books and the writing process with a selection of year 7 boys and year 7 girls. He was fabulous to listen to and well received by the teachers and pupils alike. There is further information about his visit on the Boltonschool website.

Radio 2 500 Words Competition 2013

Radio 2 500 Words Competition 2013

“If you’re aged 13 or under, what are you waiting for? Get writing!

We want you to send us something mad, magical, mind-blowing or mysterious…

You could win yourself a pile of books as tall as Chris Evans, and 500 books for your school library!”

500words competition poster

Click here to see more details on the Radio2 website including rules and top tips from the judging panel.

Young Quills Book Award

Young Quills Book Award

Young Quills Award Short List Nov 2012

The Young Quills Award for historical fiction has selected its short-list and the Girls’ Division are being given the opportunity to take part in deciding the winner. A copy of each book in the short-list will be available behind the Girls’ Main Library counter. You may read as many of the books on the short-list as you wish and then write a review of each one to be returned to either the library staff or Mrs Pritchard by the start of the