Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is warm and welcoming, with a positive atmosphere and calm, stress-free environment where students are keen to gravitate to. We promote the idea that reading and learning is fun and a lifelong activity.
Books to curl up with when it's cold outside.
The Carnegie Medal
The Carnegie Medal is a British literary award that annually recognises one outstanding new English-language book for children or young adults.
The 2022 shortlisted titles were:
· Katya Balen, October, October, illustrated by Angela Harding (Bloomsbury)
· Sue Divin, Guard Your Heart (Macmillan Children's)
· Phil Earle, When the Sky Falls (Andersen Press)
· Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town (Faber)
· Manjeet Mann, The Crossing (Penguin)
· Julian Sedgwick, Tsunami Girl, illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada (Guppy Books)
· Alex Wheatle,Cane Warriors (Andersen Press)
· Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam, Punching the Air (HarperCollins)
And the winner was: Katya Balen, October, October, illustrated by Angela Harding
"October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the woods and they are wild. And that's the way it is.
Until the year October turns eleven. That's the year October rescues a baby owl. It's the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October's mother comes back. The year everything changes."