The Inky Award longlist of books have been chosen by teenagers for teenagers! There is something for everybody so check it out. Use the gold link (left) to go to the list on InsideaDog. We also have a list in the library at the circulation desk. We have many of these books already in the library so have a look. Reserve them if you need to, and don’t forget to check out eCOGSS because the book you are after may be an ebook.
If you love reading and would like to be one of the judges for InsideaDog to work out which books should be shortlisted for the Inky Award, apply to be a judge.
WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THIS IF YOU SCARE EASILY!!
The trailer below is the winning entrant of The Fallen Trailer Competition. Charlie Higson commented that ‘it captures the atmosphere of the series well’.
Check out The Enemy series (The Fallen is the latest in the series). You will find Charlie Higson’s books in the fiction shelves at HIG.
You may have problems viewing the youtube booktrailer at school.
Love the look of this? Check out this and other books we have by the author John Green (ask one of the friendly librarians if you need a hand).
Below is a book trailer that was made by a student:
The Fear by Charlie Higson on PhotoPeach
This is the third book in this series. The Enemy, The Dead and now The Fear.
The main character of this novel is Hamish. He is 14 years old, intelligent, and very violent. Despite his intelligence, having to write a journal of self-reflection is hard for him. He likes taking apart other things, including the neighbours pet poodle, but struggles to analyse himself. This novel is not a nice book. It is a stark look at a troubled teenager and the violence that boils beneath his surface, violence that often erupts.
Charlie Higson is the author of the zombie series The Enemy, The Dead, and the new The Fear. Check out Charlie Higson’s website for a trailer of the latest novel, The Fear. You can also read extracts from the three books, make a zombie, and get updates.
WARNING: this website contains images that will make you feel sick!!!
Charlie Higson is also the author of the young James Bond books. Come into the library to see what we have available.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen years old and a gentleman, until he decides to dig up his dead Grandfather. He meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, is pursued by cutthroats, a gypsy with a meat cleaver, and even the Grim Reaper.
This book is a black comedy. It is set in England in 1828 and shows what can happen when you try to do the right thing. ‘Never a good idea’, according to Thomas’s mother.
On 30th August a group of sixteen students varying from year 7 to 10 travelled to Melbourne to participate in the Melbourne Writers Festival. The day consisted of the group spliting off into two separate groups to go and listen to either one of the following authors at 11.15:
Meet Oliver Phommavanah
Bringing history to life, Jane Caro, Mike Lefroy and Carol Wilkinson
The two groups would meet again before splitting again to meet another author at 12.30:
What body part if that? Andy Griffiths
Wicked warriors, Terry Denton and Alison Lloyd
At both meetings the groups would listen for 40 minutes on what the author had to say. Either it be how they got into the business of writing books/stories for teens, to just saying absolutely nothing and throwing rationality out of the window. However and whatever the groups listened to, the authors told them basically to never give up. Imagination and facts are key and don’t throw away your window of childhood to grow up faster.
By Olivia Campbell Year 10