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1 What are you reading?

2 Year 7s’ favourite book ‘Millions’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce

3 Book Review Book Review My book review is about Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce. I really enjoyed the book and hearing about what type of things Damien and his brother Anthony would buy with their money “that fell from the sky.” Damien is obsessed with patron saints and when he moves house to the same street as The Latter Day Saints, he begins to become suspicious of whether the Latter Day Saints are who they say they are.

4 Year 8s’ favourite books ‘The Hunger Games Trilogy’ by Suzanne Collins

5 Year 9s’ favourite book ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green

6 Year 10s’ favourite books ‘The Mortal Instruments series’ by Cassandra Clare

7 Year 11s’ favourite book ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak

8 6th Form’s favourite book ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky

9 Your teachers’ favourite book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee

10 All of these books are available in the McAuley Center on the Pupil Choice Book Shelf

11 New books available in the McAuley Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary 8-year- old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. His parents, who have a horror of being noticed, want desperately for Barnaby to be normal, but he can't help who he is. And when the unthinkable happens, Barnaby finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world.

12 New books available in the McAuley Winner of the Carnegie Medal It was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. Ellie’s own reflection was drawn into it, like a ghost image among the lights and shadows. ‘That’s our island,’ Morag said. ‘It looks mysterious.’ ‘It is. That’s where we’re going tomorrow.’ Ellie is excited to be going with Morag’s family to their beautiful island, but when she finds herself abandoned there, things begin to change. Footsteps, shadows, strange lights, a haunting song; more and more she becomes aware that she is not really on her own.

13 New books available in the McAuley As mankind strives to rebuild society in the wake of climate change, over-population and global food shortages, every day is a struggle for people like Sid and his younger sister Lo. They are 'runners'- people whose very survival the government has outlawed. As they move west, trying to find family or somewhere they can call home, they must work out which of the people they meet on the way can be trusted, and which want to cut their adventure short. Encountering people on both sides of the law, as well as those who seem to exist outside it, Sid and Lo make and lose friends as they fight for their lives and each other.

14 New books available in the McAuley Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and from an award winning author Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet disposed of her beloved dog, Max. Her world changed then, to a city flat with not enough space for her Mum, her big sister Clem and her small brother James. Definitely no room for a pet. Then one day Aunt Violet dies, leaving a small cottage in Cornwall to Binny and her family. Binny finds herself in a new world once more, full of sunshine and freedom and Gareth, the enemy-next-door and the ideal companion for dangerous dares. But Max is still lost in the past, and it seems impossible that she'll ever find him again...

15 New books available in the McAuley Moving, shocking and wonderful in equal measures, Into That Forest is a must-read for anyone who loved The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or Life of Pi. We were lost, and the only thing that could help us were the tigers. The more I looked at its black eyes, the more I seen kindness, and I knew it were saying to us, Come, I’ll take you home. This is the story of two girls lost in the Tasmanian bush, saved and raised by two Tasmanian tigers. Unforgettable, original and vivid in its composition, Louis Nowra is one of Australia’s foremost literary talents.

16 New books available in the McAuley A story about a young girl with Aspergers who struggles to come to terms with the death of her brother

17 Book-club Wednesday lunchtime (week 1) in the McAuley See Mrs Hudson for a pass

18 Why should we be reading?

19 Children who read for pleasure do significantly better at school than those who don’t

20 Reading for pleasure improves grades in all subjects including Maths and Science

21 If you read books regularly you are more likely to get a well-paid job than if you don’t read

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