“When in doubt, go to the library.”

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
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Books of the Month

September 2019

Alex Rider: Secret Rider - Anthony Horowitz

KS3

Alex Rider: Secret Rider – Anthony Horowitz
Illuminae -  Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

KS4

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies - Scarlett Curtis

KS5

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and other lies – Scarlett Curtis
The Light Jar -
Lisa Thompson

KS3

The Light Jar – Lisa Thompson
Orangeboy - Patrice Lawrence

KS4

Orangeboy – Patrice Lawrence
The Secret Lives of Colour - Kassia St Clair

KS5

The Secret Lives of Colour – Kassia St Clair

Library News

Introducing some more challenging fiction for KS3 students!

Really Wide Reading

Introducing some more challenging fiction for KS3 students!
Yr12

Above and Beyond

Yr12 & Yr13 Students who read around their subjects are likely to get better grades. The library has a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction books designed to supplement and enrich your A level courses.
Author of the all-new Spylark.
 Set in the Lake District.
  Featuring schoolboy Tom...
  a drone… a terrorist plot….

Coming soon to Trinity School! DANNY RURLANDER

Author of the all-new Spylark.
Set in the Lake District.
Featuring schoolboy Tom…
a drone…
a terrorist plot….
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Booktalk noun (buk)(tawk)

  1. A conversation about a book that you have read, infused with joy and emotion. Best if done daily.
  2. Sharing a book recommendation or a book review for a book you’ve read.

We love to share Booktalk with students and staff.

Please have a chat with a librarian  and you can fill out one of Booktalk cards as well.

 

Student Reviews

Illegal

This book is very fast moving.  I was sad and surprised that it was the end of the book.

Booktalk by Matias Tjemsland (Year 8)

This book is very fast moving. I was sad and surprised that it was the end of the book.

Hidden

I love this book because it is incredibly magical.  Once I started I couldn’t put it down.  I read all of it in one day.  It is the third and last of the Firelight series.

Booktalk by Molly Bellas (Y10)

I love this book because it is incredibly magical. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. I read all of it in one day. It is the third and last of the Firelight series.

Ice Monster

It was one of the best David Walliams books.  It has plenty of twists and turns.

Booktalk by Hannah Robinson

It was one of the best David Walliams books. It has plenty of twists and turns.

A Farewell to Arms

Destroying but compelling narrative.  This is the first book I’ve read since Y9 and I enjoyed it.

Booktalk by Pratham Bhagudia (Year 13)

Destroying but compelling narrative. This is the first book I’ve read since Y9 and I enjoyed it.

I Have No Secrets

I liked this book because it has lots drama between the characters. I recommend this book to people who are looking for drama and who want to see how we can fix medical problems.

Booktalk by Connie Austin (Year 9)

I liked this book because it has lots drama between the characters. I recommend this book to people who are looking for drama and who want to see how we can fix medical problems.

Les Miserables

I really enjoyed the book.  There were lots of differences between this and the play and I enjoyed that even if the language was hard.

Booktalk by Kate Troughear (Y13)

I really enjoyed the book. There were lots of differences between this and the play and I enjoyed that even if the language was hard.

Staff Reviews

The Hunger Games

I loved it!  The central characters are strong and very likeable.  It is exciting, a page-turner.  Love the ending – great moral story.  Must read the rest of the series.

Booktalk by Mrs Campbell

I loved it! The central characters are strong and very likeable. It is exciting, a page-turner. Love the ending – great moral story. Must read the rest of the series.

The Wife Between Us

Pacey and very entertaining!

Booktalk by Mrs Ledingham

Pacey and very entertaining!

Finding a great book to read – we’ve got reading lists with some great suggestions for all age groups:

Book Lists

Download the Guide to supporting reading booklet –

Help your children to learn

Power of reading

At Trinity School we believe that reading is a passport to the world. The benefits of reading go beyond the opportunities offered by being well-read with a good command of English.  Reading great literature opens students up to ideas, experiences, places and times they might never otherwise experience in real life. Reading for pleasure gives opportunities to learn about a multitude of things that cannot be covered by the school curriculum.  This is why the school library is such an important resource for all our students as we aim to have a wide range of books to suit all interests and levels.

How can I encourage my child to read more?

  • Let your child choose what to read, rather than choosing what you think they should read. Try to have a ‘light touch’ – don’t be too judgmental about what they choose!
  • Encourage your child to read magazines, comics, newspapers and the internet as well as books.
  • Talk to your child about books or magazines you haven’t enjoyed, as well as things you love.
  • Make time to read together if you can. You could try reading the same books so you can discuss and enjoy together.
  • Buy books as presents. Don’t forget TV tie-ins and books about interests such as computer games or bands.
  • Remember that your child is reading when they are looking at bus timetables, menus, instructions, TV guides and the internet.
  • Let them see you enjoying reading.
  • Encourage them to borrow library books.
  • You could try an ereader to read ebooks.

The Librarians

We are here to help! We’re passionate about books and reading.

Mrs S Barry

BSC, PGCE, PG Dip Ed

Mrs J Spencer

BA

Miss C Allen

Meet the Student Librarians

At the start of each year we recruit students to help us in the library during break and lunchtimes.