Principal's List R2S
·A list of titles, recommended by Br Steve, to choose from for the 'Read to Succeed' challenge - Years 7-8
Last updated 9 weeks ago
Millions: the not so great train robbery
READ HUM F COT When Damian finds a bag full of cash by the train tracks, he and his brother try to spend it fast. The bills are all pounds, and England is just a few weeks away from converting to the euro, so anything they don't use will, in their minds, soon be worthless. This happy predicament sets up some excellent comic situations, including rampant inflation at school and some suspiciously materialistic Mormons...
READ WAR F GRA D-Day, June 6, 1944: the most expansive military endeavour in history. No less than world cooperation would bring down Hitler and the Axis powers. And so people-and kids-across the globe lent their part. From the young US soldiers in the boats, to spies in the French countryside, to kids back on the homefront, the coordination of thousands came together.
EXP 940.1 GRA How did you become a Knight? When would you be sent on crusades? What are caltrops and how were they used? Find out in Eyewitness Knight and discover what is was like to be a Knight. From learning the trade to deadly fighting on the battlefield, you'll see every piece of armour a Knight had to wear and why chivalry was so imortant.
Horrible Science: Ugly bugs
READ QRE F ARN This book lifts up the stone on the creepy-crawly world of insects. You don't have to go very far to find them. Pick up any stone, look into any corner, and a hideous creepy-crawly thing is bound to squirm out! Huge hairy spiders! Wriggly centipedes! Slimy slugs and snails!
Edge of extinction
READ AADV F MAR Two hundred years ago, the first dinosaur was successfully cloned. Soon after, the human race realized they’d made a colossal mistake… The dregs of humanity have been driven into hiding, living in underground Compounds. Thirteen year old Sky Mundy’s father was part of the inner circle of Compound leaders until five years ago he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Sky to try and track him down.
Artemis Fowl Series
FAN F COL & EBOOK 12 year old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he takes on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon (Lower Elelments Police Recon Unit) For a start, LEPrecon technology Is way more advanced than ours…
READ HOR F STI Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party - the game of murder.
CRE SPO F HER For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam's basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he's tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.
Brief answers to the big questions
INV 500 HAW The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. This limited edition features the 'Big Questions Puzzle' devised by Josh Kirklin, a PhD student in Stephen Hawking's department at the University of Cambridge, and is inspired by the ten big questions in the book:
See you in the cosmos
READ FAM F CHE 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like.
READ CRI F CHI Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. A remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat. Instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.
Icons of footy
CRE SPO 796.33 SHE Footy legend Kevin Sheedy crosses team alliances to profile the 21 most iconic Aussie Rules players and coaches of his lifetime. He also sits down for interviews with nine icons he has long admired and who don’t normally (for various reasons) have their stories told. Packed full of wisdom and wit, insight and memories, Icons of Footy is a treasure-trove for football fans of all tribes and ages, from one of the most unique and colourful characters in Australian sport.
The boy at the top of the mountain
READ WAR F BOY When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.
A ballad of songbirds and snakes
READ SCIFI F COL & EBOOK It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.