This years Wessex schools Literary Festival runs from 26th June to 7th July.
We will be hosting two authors – Lauren St John and Chris Priestley. Lauren has won many book awards, including the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She will be talking to Year 6 and Year 7 on 6th July. Her books will be available to buy. Chris will talk to Year 9 on 29th June and again his books will be available to buy. His books are chilling and frightening.
Thornden Art department will be hosting local artist Sally Goodden on 29th June. Her expertise and talent will benefit a small group of budding artists.
Book Sculpture will take place with the help of Miss Pothecary on 26th June. Examples of which will be shown on Open Evening.
Other activities taking place during lunchtimes in the library will include – a Scavenger Hunt, a Quiz, Author Story Time, Book Trailers and a Saga Writing Competition. During the second week we will once again be encouraging students to ‘Get Caught Reading’ and on the last day students will get the opportunity to hunt for a Golden Ticket.
Students can come to the library for more information, observe the posters around the school and look for information in the daily bulletin.
Sophia Bennett’s young adult novel ‘Love Song’ has won Romantic Novel of the Year 2017. It is only the second time in 57 years that a young adult novel has won the award, the other winner being ‘Storm and Stone’ by Joss Stirling.
‘Love Song’ is available to borrow from the library.
For more information about the award and the winners of other categories please go the website http://www.romanticnovelistsassociation.org/news/entry/sophia_bennetts_love_song_wins_the_goldsboro_books_romantic_novel_of_the_ye
This is the film of the award winning book by Patrick Ness.
Liam Neeson is the Monster and he can be watched reading extracts from the book in the library at lunchtimes.
Tickets on sale until Tuesday, 9th May 2017.
The film is expected to finish at approximately 3.20 pm
We have a few places available for the visit of Chris Riddell to Thornden Hall on Tuesday, 7th March 2017. If you are familiar with his work or are interested in book illustration please come to the library and put your name down for his visit.
We have a lovely new selection of books in the library.
They include Celia Ahern’s first young adult novel ‘Flawed’. Award winning author, Michael Morpurgo’s new historical novel ‘An Eagle in the Snow’. ‘The Road Ever After’ by Moira Young, the author of the popular ‘Dustlands’ trilogy. Holly Bourne’s ‘What’s a Girl Gotta Do’ and Steve Backshall’s ‘Shark Seas’.
There is also a good selection of new non-fiction book on many subjects, Science, the Internet, the Environment, Warfare and Pets.
Come and borrow one for the Christmas holiday.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas.
We will be holding a trial quiz for all Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils who would like the opportunity to represent Thornden at the Hampshire Schools Literary Quiz, on Wednesday, 23rd November starting at 1.00 pm in the Library.
For more information please speak to the Librarians.
On Tuesday, 29th November 2016 we welcome Matt Dickinson to Thornden when he will talk to the whole of Year 8 in Thornden Hall.
Matt is a writer and film maker who has worked extensively for National Geographic Television, the Discovery Channel and the BBC, and has filmed on the summit of Mount Everest. His books include ‘The Death Zone’, an account of the ascent of Everest’s North Face as well as ‘The Everest Files’ and ‘Mortal Chaos’ series for teenagers.
There will be an opportunity to buy a copy of one of Matt’s books and get it signed, so pupils will need to bring money with them on the day.
Year 8 Book Club
Will start on Monday, 19th September 2016
3.00 – 4.00 pm in the Library
If you’re interested in books, please come along
Welcome back! Hopefully everyone’s had a good summer holiday and read lots of good books.
The library induction lessons for Year 7 pupils start during week commencing 19th September but they are able to borrow books before then.
Year 7 Book Club, run by Mrs Morton, will start after school on Thursday, 15th September.