The National Shelf Service is a daily YouTube broadcast featuring book recommendations from librarians for children and young people www.cilip.org.uk/nationalshelfservice
It’s now been running for 12 weeks! Check it out on Monday to Friday at 11.00am. And check out the recommendations too via our free online RBdigital service. Where the ebook/eaudio is available, we stock it.
On Monday 22nd June, Ann Ngabia MBE, school librarian from Grangemouth High School and the Braes High School recommended Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (available as an eBook).
Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zelie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
On Tuesday 23rd June, Hannah Smith, librarian from North Huddersfield Trust School, chose Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (available as an eBook).
When Lyra’s friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. The ensuing quest leads them into the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies.
On Wednesday 24th June Val Sawyer’s choice was The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer (available as an eBook).
During the holidays, Will and his big brother Marty are packed off to the library, the home of the dreaded librarian Spud Murphy, who uses a spud gun on kids who put a foot wrong. Eventually, Will and Marty discover a love of books and that Mrs Murphy isn’t so bad after all.
On Friday 26th June, Maria Fernandez, librarian at Townley Grammar School recommended The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon (available as an eBook).
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story. Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store – for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
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