Summer 2017 Term

Book Club @ Waterstone’s

On the afternoon of Tuesday 16th May, 30 members of the Y5 & Y6 Book Club visited Waterstone’s in Liverpool One.  The children’s section of the store was thoroughly explored and exciting titles selected.

The staff at Waterstone’s kindly provided activities for the children to do during breaks from browsing.  At the end of the afternoon, Cody (from Waterstone’s) gathered the children together for a story time.  Everyone enjoyed listening to the opening part of Jacqueline Wilson’s new novel: ‘Wave Me Goodbye’.

The children brought lots of exciting new books back to school.  In fact, many couldn’t wait to get back – and started reading in the minibus !

A big ‘thank you’ to Sarah, Cody and all the staff at Waterstone’s for making us feel so welcome.  The day after the visit, Sarah and Cody emailed school to say:

‘It was lovely to have you all here – what a great bunch of pupils you have.’

And our book for the summer term is….

‘Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase’ by Jonathan Stroud

At their first Book Club meeting of the summer term, the children voted for the first in Jonathan Stroud’s ‘Lockwood & Co.’ series of books.  Here’s a flavour:

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .