Learning Resources

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running!

Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by March 22nd, 2018.


For information on resources, book reviews and Learning Resource Centre news, access the library management system, Also now available from the FREE iMLS app for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Revision Guides

GCSE & A-Level Revision Guides, plus calculators and maths sets (in clear cases) are available to purchase at discounted prices from the Learning Resource Centre.

Click here for GCSE prices

Click here for AS/A2 prices

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by November 24th, 2017.


Bookbuzz Year 7 Pupils 2017-2018

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that supports schools to inspire a love of reading by giving students the opportunity to choose and keep their own book.

Within the first few weeks of entry, Year 7 pupils at Carmel are invited to select a book of their choice from the books available. Throughout Year 7, pupils enter into a programme of reading for pleasure with challenges and competitions to keep them engaged. At the end of the academic year pupils are able to take their chosen book home.

Click on the image below for information for students and parents on reading within the home environment.

Book Trust

Book Trust is the largest reading charity in the UK. The charity works to inspire a love of reading in children. For information about book recommendations, projects and programmes click the image below.


Scholastic Book Club

Carmel’s latest Scholastic Book Club can be found at There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend through the Book Club will earn 25p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.

Scholastic Book Fair 2017

30th October – 3rd November
Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Book Fair held in the Learning Resource Centre. A magnificent £483.00 was raised from the sale of books, posters, stationery and book bags. Carmel received 40% commission from Scholastic to buy new books for the Library during the forthcoming year.

Books for Keeps

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. Pre-school – Teens. Please click here to view the latest issue.

Family Reading Activity

Take part in a ‘Family Reading activity’. Carmel Library has a collection of books which can be borrowed, two copies of the same title, to be read by student and another family member; e.g. mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent. Read the books at a similar pace and enjoy discussing the best of children’s literature! A list of titles can be viewed here as well additional information about the programme.

•  Family Reading – Duplicate Titles
•  Family Reading – Letter to Parents
•  Family Reading – Feedback Form

CILIP Carnegie Medal Award 2017 Winner Announced

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was announced as the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal Award at a ceremony at RIBA in London on Monday 19 June.

49-year-old music manager turned novelist Ruta Sepetys won the award for the first time for Salt to the Sea, a novel that explores the events leading up to the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the worst maritime disaster in history in which over 9,000 people, mainly refugees, perished. The daughter of a Lithuanian refugee, with a family connection to the disaster, Ruta spent three years researching the book, walking the path of some of those refugees who saw the boat as their salvation but who ultimately lost their lives.

Zana Fraillon received The Amnesty CILIP Honour 2017 for her novel The Bone Sparrow, the story of a boy living in an immigration detention centre in Australia. The Award honours authors and illustrators whose books teach children about truth, freedom and justice.

Carmel students participating in ‘The Carnegie Book Award Shadowing Scheme’ attended their own judging event held in college on the same day. Having discussed all eight shortlisted titles the students were invited to vote for their own favourite book and this year, for the first time in thirteen years of shadowing the award, they agreed with the official panel of judges! The result saw a tie for first place with Salt to the Sea and Railhead by Philip Reeve coming out on top.

Read a special Books For Keeps interview with Ruta Sepetys here

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