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Summer reading

Earlier this year, the school library benefitted from a generous donation from a family of sisters who had all attended the school.

Working with our teaching staff, a group of senior pupils volunteered to join the new Library Book Club. Their remit is to research and suggest new titles that reflect their own interests and those of the donors. When the books arrived in school, the Library Book Club were given the opportunity to take the books home to read and review.

If you are looking for summer reading for your children these three books were all recommended by our Book Club.

How She Made A Monster by Lynn Fulton

“This book is a wonderful way to introduce young children to Mary Shelley and her works. The story was an amazing way to dive deeper and find out the story behind the story. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and fit the gothic theme perfectly.”

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

“I personally enjoyed this book as it was informative and I would say that it is suitable for the age range it is targeted to. The illustrations were lovely and the writing was easy and simple to understand. Malala has had great ambitions since she was a child - she has always wanted girls and boys to be equal and for war, poverty and hunger to be erased. This book is a great way to educate children to stand up for their rights.”

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Laura Freeman

“This is a really informative book about Kamala Harris’ life, starting off with her parents coming into the US as immigrants and attending marches for the civil rights movement, and finishing off with Kamala withdrawing from the 2020 president nominations.

It’s a great story that children aged 4-10 should read as it is evening paced and easy to understand.”

Our Science Club also has a boxful of new texts for pupils to enjoy in the Autumn term. Thanks go to our local bookseller, Yeadons of Banchory, who helpfully suggested alternative texts if books were unavailable.

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