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Christmas Book Fair 2017


Over the last two weeks, the Library ran its seasonal Book Fair in conjunction with Scholastic Publishing. We were able to secure a special promotion making absolutely every item half price! It was very well attended by both students and many staff alike (from the teaching staff, to the porters, admin staff and even the […]

YA Book Prize Shortlist

YA Book Prize 2017

The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 to award a YA (Young Adult) title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. It is the first UK and Ireland prize to specifically focus on fiction for young adults and addresses an important need for a prize in the growing YA and teen market. […]

Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Wonder is a compelling book about the life of a boy named August told through the perspective of his friends and family. August is a boy just like any other 10 year old, except for one thing. He has a terrible birth defect that has affected the way he looks and lives. Nobody can figure […]

Harry Potter Book Night 2017

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2nd February 2017 will see the third annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world and here at KEHS, in the Library, we’re getting ready to host an unforgettable event themed around The Professors of Hogwarts. The fun kicks off from the start of the day, with a special Super Fan quiz at 4pm […]

Christmas Book Fair

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Last week, the Library ran its seasonal book fair in conjunction with Scholastic Publishing. Unlike previous book fairs we were able to run this one with every item half price! It was very well attended by both students and staff alike (doing some early Xmas shopping!) and generated an amazing £775.49, the most a fair […]

‘Skellig’ by David Almond


In this book, the main character is a boy called Michael. Michael has just moved into a new house and is surprised to find a crippled being in his garage! He doesn’t want to tell anyone about this mysterious man except for the girl across the road called Mina. Together, they help the creature get stronger and stronger […]

‘The Set Up’ by Anna Pigadas

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The first book in the Medusa Project Series by Sophie McKenzie is about teenagers with psychic abilities. Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene – a gene for psychic abilities. However, Fox died and the babies were hidden away for years. Now the children are teenagers and unaware that their psychic […]

Book Review by Lucy Smith

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher ‘My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece’ is a book written by Annabel Pitcher. It is all about how a young girl named Rose dies leaving her family distraught. The dad starts to drink, the mother runs away and the two children are left to care and […]

The next instalment of Charlie Higson’s Enemy series: The Sacrifice.


“The sickness destroyed everyone over the age of fourteen. All across London diseased adults are waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds”. Small Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived. They’re safe with Ed and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find his sister. Their […]

Red House Book Awards

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The 3 shortlisted books for this year’s Red House Book Awards are: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore Hit Squad (The Medusa Project) by Sophie McKenzie Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur If you would like to read all 3 books and vote for your winning title, please come up to the Library and join […]


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  The National Literacy Association (NLA) has launched a competition with the help of Manchester City and England footballer Joleon Lescott. Joleon, who is dyslexic, had a tough time at school, but always longed for success. His aspirations helped him triumph in spite of his problems – today he is a successful professional footballer and […]

Charles Dickens Reading Group


To round off the school’s celebrations of the Charles Dickens’s bicentenary this year, Miss Evans invited staff, fifth and sixth form girls to a special reading group event after school. Everyone was invited to bring along a Charles Dickens book that they thought had a marvellous opening chapter. These suggestions were then discussed and choices […]

Meeting Chie Kutsuwada

Chie Kutsuwada

Earlier this term, all first year girls went over to KES to join first year boys who were meeting  the Manga artist Chie Kutsuwada. Chie talked about how she got into Manga, what work she does now and what future projects she has. She did quick portraits of one of our girls – Felicity Dean – […]

Welcome to the Library Blog


Welcome to the KEHS Library Blog! The Blog will feature news and updates about the Library so check back here frequently to find out about events being held here and new resources. Also follow the Library on twitter for news, updtaes and interesting links! @KEHSlibrary The KEHS libraries sit at the heart of the school, […]