Welcome back to the new school year!
S.J. Watson the author of Before I go to Sleep, the film of which has recently been released on DVD, is visiting Bolton Central library on Tuesday 17th February from 1pm. Entry is free and there will also be copies of his latest book, Second Life, on sale that he is happy to sign.
The winners of this year’s Costa Book Awards have been announced.
Costa Novel Award Winner: Ali Smith, How to be Both
Costa First Novel Award Winner: Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing
Costa Biography Award Winner: Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk
Costa Poetry Award Winner: Jonathan Edwards, My Family and Other Superheroes
Costa Children’s Book Award Winner: Kate Saunders, Five Children on the Western Front
was described by the judges as showing “incredible flair and unusual skill”. (First Novel)
was described by the judges as “a modern masterpiece that captures the spirit of a much-loved classic”. (Children’s Book)
Both are available to borrow from the libraries now.
The overall winner will be announced on 27th January 2015.
To find out more about this year’s winners, along with a list of past winners of the Costa Book Awards, go to their website.
Some new books have arrived for the Girls’ Turret and Boys’ Lower School libraries.
With less than two weeks to the end of term these would make perfect holiday reading, as all books are due back on the first day in January.
From David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas:
A “metaphysical thriller, meditation on morality and chronicle of our self-devouring times”. Amazon
Many of you loved John Green’s book and now The Fault in Our Stars has been released on DVD.
Why not take the opportunity to relive the story one weekend?
World Maths Day is tomorrow. Why not get involved and remember to show your working…
New in the Girls’ Turret and Junior libraries:
Kate Saunders bases her story ten years after E. Nesbit’s classic story Five Children and It.
“The children were together for the last time.
The Great War began in earnest and Cyril was off to fight.
And for the first time in ten years, the magical Psammead appeared at the bottom of the garden…”