Learning Resources

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.

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.

Scholastic Book Club

Don’t forget that our latest Scholastic Book Club is now online at There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 20p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online or from leaflets available from the Library, by July 5th, 2017. Thank you.

Scholastic Book Fair

31st October – 4th November
Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Book Fair held in the Learning Resource Centre. A wonderful £510 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 can still be ordered via the Scholastic Book Club website, see link below.

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.


CILIP Carnegie Medal Award 2016 Winner Announced


One by Sarah Crossan was announced as the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal Award 2016 held at a ceremony in London’s British Library on Monday 20 June.

Teacher turned novelist Sarah Crossan wins the award for her verse novel about conjoined twins. One, is her third novel to make the shortlist in the past four years.

Carmel students participating in ‘The Carnegie Book Award Shadowing Scheme’ attended the annual Judging Event in the Library on the same day. Following animated discussions about each of the eight shortlisted titles, students were invited to vote for their favourite book. Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine was the winner in the under 14 age category, whilst The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley were joint winners in the 14+ category.

Fire colour one   Lies we tell ourselves   The Rest of us Just live here

Please visit the official website, for further information regarding all titles. Shortlisted titles from 2004 – 2016 are available for loan from the College Library.

Photos from the event can be found here:

Carnegie 2016 001   Carnegie 2016 002   Carnegie 2016 004   Carnegie 2016 008   Carnegie 2016 009   Carnegie 2016 014   Carnegie 2016 016   Carnegie 2016 017
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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