Thanks to Book Trust, the UK’s largest reading charity, TCS – Exeter Road are once again taking part in the Bookbuzz reading initiative.
Bookbuzz is part funded by UK publishers, but TCS Library also pays towards it. This enables each Y7 student to have an opportunity, in their first term at our school, to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 carefully selected titles.
Mrs Masterman, school Librarian explained: ‘We have taken part in the Bookbuzz scheme each year since it began, and it has become a central part of our school reading culture. The books are selected each year to make sure that there is something to suit all interests and reading levels – from non-fiction, to fast paced thrillers, to graphic novels.”
This year two titles, in completely different genres, stood out as being most popular with our students:
• “Talking to Alaska” by Anna Woltz which is a heartfelt story about a boy, a girl and a dog – it is about friendship, understanding others, and coping with bullying and trauma.
• “Crater Lake” by Jennifer Killick is full of high action, suspense, scares, twists and turns and witty dialogue.
If you wish to check out the 2020 selection please click on the following link:
Here are a few photos taken this week of some Y7 students after they had received their Bookbuzz books as an early Christmas present, as well as pictures of the full selection of Bookbuzz books that are available in the TCS Library.
We hope that each book delivered will encourage and inspire all of Y7 with a love of reading for pleasure now in this difficult time, and into the future.
Please note, the students pictured are in “year group bubbles” and appropriate precautions are consistently monitored and updated within school following current government guidelines.