SGS Library Mini Blog - April 2022

SGS Library Mini Blog - April 2022

Welcome back to the Summer term

We hope you enjoyed some good reads over the Easter Holidays?  We would love to hear about any books you have read, you could either write a review on the ‘Reading Cloud’ to share with our school community or email us:

Come and see the range of new books that are just in ready for you to read this half term: Heroes of Olympus book 3 by Rick Riordan; Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas; Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder.

Delight in these new copies of classic books in our library: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories (No: 822.33 Main Library)

Check out these dynamic non-fiction books: Weird Maths by David Darling & Agnijo Banerjee, Alexander the Great by Dominic Sandbrook and Why is Art full of Naked People? By Susie Hodge.


Dorling Kindersley Books Galore

We have a broad selection of Dorling Kindersely books available for you to read at your leisure to give a great insight into Science, Ecology, Biology, Medicine and How the Body works.  These informative books are a great first stop for learning subject specific vocabulary, fascinating facts and with eye-catching illustrations will surely have you coming back for more!

“Until the End”

Skulduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy, keeps the suspense up with his latest book in the series in an interview with Damian Keller,
click on the link to read more….



?? Think SORA ??

Did you Know?  Sora has over 2000 Young Adult Ebooks?  Which expands our school library service to you.

Did you know?  Sora has over 80 audio books for you to listen to.

Did you know?  You can take Sora with you anywhere with Wi-Fi, giving you instant access to books on the go!

Sutton Grammar has a SORA account, it is by far our biggest external online resource for Reading in your school.  Whatever book titles you enjoy or if you just fancy viewing a few pages whilst on the go, take a look, it’s a library right at your fingertips, so with parental permission download it on your smartphone and get started today.


Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize

The Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize was founded in 2020, Jhalak, meaning "Glimpse," seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers. Check out the shortlist of books for the Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize.

In addition you might like to read all about the talented authors who have been selected to be this year’s judges:

Our Judges | Jhalak Prize


British Library provides a host of resources

The British Library is ahead of the curve this month with a great selection of resources aimed to extend and support your GCSE English and History subjects. There is a wide variety of expert articles, quality primary sources and short films to enrich your knowledge. 
Click on the link below to find out more: GCSE_Schools_2022


Year 8 Comic club

Last term we learnt about the different comic genres and how they have influenced reading through style, pictures and language.  Five of our Comic Club members produced their first Year 8 Comic book which was pumped full of creative comic strips designed by Year 8.

This term we welcome new members; there are lots of Comic books to read, brainstorming of ideas and obligatory biscuits (which always hit the spot) with plenty of fun all rolled into one.

Comic Club runs on Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) for Year 8 students, 14.50 – 15.35pm.  Come and see Mrs Taylor or Mrs Payne in the library if you would like to join, or just turn up on the day!


Saturday 7th May is Free Comic Book Day and there is plenty going on, take a look at the link below:

Coming Soon….. Design a Book Cover Competition, details to be released this term!