Learning Resources

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Book Fair, which took place in the Learning Resource Centre and at the Christmas Fayre. £616 was taken, resulting in 50% commission to buy new books for the library. Discounted books can be bought throughout the year via Scholastic Books Clubs, online at:

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running!

Don’t forget that Carmel’s 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 25p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.


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

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

Carnegie Medal Award 2018

Eleven students representing Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 participated in this year’s Carnegie Book Award Shadowing Scheme. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. Those taking part, referred to as ‘Shadowers’, had been tasked with reading eight shortlisted titles over a fourteen week period. This year’s shortlist focussed on stories based on historical events, rites of passage and topical issues. The judging event took place on 18th June.

Shadowers voted Wed Wabbit winner of the Under Teen category, After the Fire winner of the Teen+ category and The Hate U Give winner of the Amnesty category. The official winner as voted by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) was Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean – a story inspired by an historical record from 18th century St Kilda, the book explores the fates of a group of men and boys who find themselves stranded on a remote and inhospitable sea stac after their return boat mysteriously fails to turn up.

The Amnesty Honour, awarded to authors whose books teach children about truth, freedom and justice went to American debut author Angie Thomas for The Hate U Give. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, it tells the story of 16-year-old Starr following the fatal shooting of a best friend by a white police officer. For more information of the Award click on the link: