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  • Orienteering Reading Challenge - April 2017 - Thriller/Crime

    Its time to get searching and earn 10 credit points!

    We have an amazing little challenge for you all! Answer some quick questions by hunting for specific books around the Learning Lounge and upon completion earn yourself 10 credit points if you managed to beat the challenge! 10 credit points says you can't.

    Posted 18/04/2017 by Learning Lounge

  • Genre Of The Month - April 2017 - Thriller/Crime

    "Forced to go on the run, she hurtles from one threat to another" - Demon Road by Derek Landy

    Its that time again! This month we are putting any Thriller/Crime books in the spotlight. We have some amazing reads all lined up. So for readers who love this genre come have a nosy and see what takes your fancy and for those who have never experienced this genre you are in for a treat!!!!

    In the Spotlight:


    Fear haunts the streets of Manchester: a schoolgirl has disappeared. Preston is drawn to investigate, exploring the city in the hunt for his missing friend.

    Odd Thomas

    He’s Odd. Odd Thomas, to be precise. Genius fry-cook at the Pico Mundo grill; boyfriend to ...

    Posted 18/04/2017 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • New April Display (2017)

    A huge selection of new books ready for you to reserve!

    Our new April Display is ready! We have loads of new books ready for you to reserve.

    During this month make sure you visit the Learning Lounge as we have brand new Video Game inspired books. From Assassins Creed to Gears or War, from fan favourite Star Wars Battlefront to the grimy depths of Bioshock. There's plenty of choice for gamers to explore their favourite franchises in a new way.

    For those Manga fans we also have a brand new Manga series available to reserve! So come check it out, see you at the issuing desk.

    Posted 18/04/2017 by Learning Lounge

  • Book Trust Challenge - April 2017 - Boy in the Tower

    "When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world"

    BOOK TRUST CHALLENGE IS BACK! Its time to get excited. Remember all you need to do is:

    1. Pick up the book
    2. Read it!
    3. Answer the 10 questions
    4. Return the book to the Learning Lounge (pref not overdue)
    5. If you are one of the first six to complete it you get PRIZES -> 25 credit points AND a goody bag!!

    Sounds pretty good to me! Boy in the Tower is also a compelling read as a boy finds himself trapped in his apartment building by huge deadly plants. So come pick up your copy today!!!!

    Posted 18/04/2017 by Learning Lounge

  • Waterstones Trip March 2017

    Books, books, books!

    Our lovely fourteen students selected to go on the Waterstones trip had a great afternoon. They each got to select one book which the Learning Lounge then also bought to place in our library. We are super proud of how these students represented Toot Hill yesterday and we loved their enthusiasm for all the brand new books which were available.

    We can't wait to welcome more year 7's and 8's on the next trip. Just remember to get borrowing and make sure you don't have any pesky overdues.

    Here are some of the books our students picked:

    Sophie's World:

    When 14-year-old Sophie encou...

    Posted 30/03/2017 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • Red Nose Day Wordsearch

    We have created a Red Nose Day Wordsearch

    To help raise money for Red Nose Day the Learning Lounge has created a Red Nose Day Wordsearch! For every completed wordsearch handed in we will donate 10p to the cause, you will also receive a lolly for your efforts.

    So pop into the Learning Lounge this week and take part. Not only is it super fun but you can help those in need as well.

    Wordsearches are located on the issue desk! Get searching.

    Posted 21/03/2017 by Learning Lounge

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