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Librarian's Top Reads

Senior School

15 November 2019

Need a good book to curl up with? Look no further than these Top Book Picks from your very own school librarian! Whether you’re looking for something fresh and new or seeking out a classic, there should be something in this for everyone. The best part is they’re all available in the school library!

The Body: A Guide for Occupants - by Bill Bryson - Non-Fiction (Suitable for all ages)

Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

Miss Lee’s Comments: Boost your biology knowledge with this book all about anatomy. Bill Bryson keeps it informative yet fun, answering lots of questions that doctors and scientists know.

The Recruit – by Robert Muchamore – Adventure (Suitable for all ages)

CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented - and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them.

James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred gruelling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end.

Miss Lee’s Comments: A brilliant, action-filled read that will leave you hungry for more. Thankfully, there are seventeen books in this series, so you won’t be left without anything to read for long. Great series for reluctant readers who want a book to get to the point!

Only We Know – by Simon Packham – Young Adult / Family (Year 9+)

Lauren's family have moved house very suddenly, and she and her sister Tilda have to go to a new school. Lauren's determined to reinvent herself, but she's panic-stricken when she sees Harry, who she knew a few years ago. Luckily Harry doesn't recognise her, and she knows she has to make sure it stays like that.

Lauren, unlike Tilda, settles in well. She makes friends, is helping to organise the school fashion show, and has boys asking her out. But just as her life finally seems to be looking up she starts receiving macabre packages. When she gets a message: 'Isn't it time your new friends knew all about you?' she has to admit that someone knows her secret. But who - and what should she do?

Miss Lee’s Comments: If you’re looking for a book with realistic characters and story, look no further than Only We Know. It’s a poignant story that kept me engrossed in the mystery surrounding our characters.

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