Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New Wimpy Kid cover revealed!

Here is the cover of the new Wimpy Kid book - it isn't out here for a few months but is definitely something to look forward to!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal book award shortlist for 2015 has been published.
Challenging themes including war, sickness and adversity, run through both shortlists. Gothic fantasy Tinder begins with its central character, young soldier Otto, narrowly giving Death the slip, while More Than This starts with the drowning of its hero, a boy named Seth. Elsewhere in the Carnegie shortlist, Dylan, the Tourette’s sufferer of When Mr Dog Bites, believes he faces death in the not-too distant future, and the titular Buffalo Soldier of Tanya Landman’s novel, an ex-slave now serving in the post-Civil War US army, feels Death is “so close you can smell his breath.” The devastation of World War One looms large in Frances Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song, whilst Geraldine McCaughrean’s The Middle of Nowhere begins with a child losing her mother to a snake bite in the Australian Outback. Sarah Crossan’s Apple and Rain sees a young girl called Apple delighted to be reunited with her estranged mother until she meets Rain, the half-sister she didn’t know she had. Finally, Elizabeth Laird’s The Fastest Boy in the World sees the eleven-year-old Solomon facing a marathon run to seek help for his beloved grandfather.

Monday, 16 March 2015

World Book Day - the votes have been counted!

On World Book Day, our students voted for their favourite books. Here are the results!

1. Diary Of A  Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
7. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
8. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
9. Boy by Roald Dahl
10. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
equal 10th with
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

Monday, 9 March 2015

World Book Day Winners!

Here are the Year 7 students who won the book badge competition on World Book Day last week. Each of these students collected the most book titles from the badges of book covers worn by staff.  Well done to you all!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

World Book Day!

We are having a great World Book Day at Newport High!
Year 7 are collecting book titles from badges worn by staff for our competition and Year 8 have been doing a Readathon for House points. Older students have been nominating their favourite books for the 'Newport High Great Reads' list and World Book Day tokens will be given out later - exchange your token for a free World Book Day book in W H Smiths!
Here are some Year 8 students taking part in their Readathon.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

World Book Day

World Book DayIt's nearly here!
World Book Day is this Thursday 5th March.  'My Favourite Book' voting sheets will be given out to all students this week.  Look out for the Newport High School top ten list once all votes have been counted!
Go to www.worldbookday.com for lots of great ideas.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Carnegie and Greenaway long list announced

Today, 10 February, the longlists for the 2015 awards are announced; with 20 titles each on the 2015 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists.

Here are the Carnegie books:

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Knit n Natter

First knit n natter held in the library!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Harry Potter Book Night

Media of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneLook out for lots of fun ideas for Harry Potter Book Night on February 5th at:

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day

Follow the link for some of the most powerful quotes from Anne Frank’s  'The Diary of a Young Girl'.