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Category Archives: Book Review

Stargirl: The movie and the book

Date Published: 25/05/2020

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli has long been a beloved book by the students of Mount Alvernia, and when we learned that it was being made into a movie on Disney+ we were very excited! See our review of the book and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice, a New York Times bestseller, is the story of a courageous fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of getting an education as she sees it as her only road to a better life. She realizes

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/05/2020

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting is a powerful thought-provoking read for Middle Years’ students which will challenge them to think about and discuss how do young people distinguish between what is true and what is not in today’s

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Episode 2 of The Book Chatters Podcast Has Dropped!

Date Published: 11/05/2020

One of the promises we make to students is that we can always recommend a great book to read.  The staff in the iCentre have made a podcast to add to our suite of book recommendation platforms.  It’s short and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by ‘own voices’ author Anna Whateley is a powerful novel for older readers.  It explores a character who is neurodivergent as she goes through a difficult year of change.  It is a moving story that encourages

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/05/2020

The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte is a page-turning YA fantasy mystery thriller that centers around two young women and their sibling bond. With 24 hours for them to uncover the truth they are looking for, the novel takes the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/04/2020

Wink by Rob Harrell is a heart-warming and uplifting story for Middle Years’ readers (10+ yrs) and is based on the author’s own experience as a child with rare eye cancer. As it is a multi-modal text, it can be

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 20/04/2020

In our book of the week, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, author Charlie Mackesy offers the readers hope and inspiration in these unsettling times. The book explores the unlikely friendship of the four characters and the

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New eBooks Available for Borrowing

Date Published: 30/03/2020

We have just added some new eBook titles to our collection which can be borrowed remotely and enjoyed on your devices. These can be accessed through the OPAC on the iCentre website. Use the Advanced Search function, click on Media

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The Book Chatters

Date Published: 24/03/2020

One of the promises we make to students is that we can always recommend a great book to read.  The staff in the iCentre have made a podcast to add to our suite of book recommendation platforms.  It’s short and

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