Book Events

Horrible Histories Event

In November we held an after-school Horrible Histories event for students in Years 7 and 8 in the library. Our school librarians Mrs Thomson and Mrs Drage transformed the library into a Horrible Histories-themed world, filled with gore, rats, knights, monarchs, castles, dungeons and Viking ships.

Find out more about the event here

Roald Dahl centenary

In September we celebrated 100 years of Roald Dahl in style (and with lots of cake). Our Year 7 students  took part in a ‘Big Friendly Read’ and our Year 8 helpers entertained us with their readings and dramatic re-enactments of scenes from the books.

Find out more about the centenary celebrations here

Harry Potter Quiz

In June we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by holding a Harry Potter Quiz in the school library.

Find out more about the Harry Potter Quiz here

Myton students shadow Cilip Carnegie Book Awards

A group of Myton’s avid readers agreed to ‘shadow’ this year’s Carnegie Book Awards by reading and reviewing a shortlist of eight books.

2017’s shortlisted books were:

  • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  • The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  • The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
  • Railhead by Philip Reeve
  • Beck by Mal Peet
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Winner)
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Author Visits

  

Jonathan Stroud

In October 2017 we took 50 Year 7 and 8 students to meet children’s author Jonathan Stroud at Warwick School. Jonathan was promoting the fifth and final instalment in the Lockwood & Co series, The Empty Grave.

Here’s what best selling author Rick Riordan had to say about the series: “This story will keep you reading late into the night, but you’ll want to leave the lights on…  Stroud is a genius at inventing an utterly believable world which is very much like ours, but so creepily different.”

Sarah Crossan

In March 2017 we were delighted to welcome into school, author Sarah Crossan.

WORLD BOOK DAY EVENTS

We had a busy World Book Day with lots of competions and events.

Find out more about our World Book Day events

See a list of our World Book day prize winners

WARWICKSHIRE BOOK AWARDS

Myton took part in the Warwickshire Book Awards 2017. Find out more about Warwickshire Book Awards 2017

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