Children of Icarus


Winner of the Scottish Teen Book Award 2018!

Scottish Teen Book Award 2018

Ever since our protagonist can remember, she’s heard the story of Icarus and watched children enter the labyrinth outside the city each year, destined to become his angels. Although being chosen as Icarii brings honour, she’s never been desperate to follow them, unlike her friend Clara who longs to be reunited with her older brother Collin. But when both girls are chosen to enter the labyrinth, they find that it is very different to what either of them expected. What should be their path to paradise is more like a nightmare, and when they’re torn apart, one must struggle to survive against the odds.

In Children of Icarus, Caighlan Smith uses Greek mythology to craft an original dystopian society, which acts as a backdrop for the fast-paced and action-packed plot. If you’re looking for an exciting new YA read, you might find it difficult to put this book down!



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Word of the week 6 March 2018


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by | March 7, 2018 · 11:14 am

Scholastic Book fair


Due to snow our book fair didn’t get to us last week.

BUT it has been rearranged for the 21-26 March.  Remember you can use your World Book Day voucher to get £1 off any book over £2.99.

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Happy World Book Day!

IMG_8082Staff enjoying some extreme reading for WBD!

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Wicked Young Writer Award

Entries for the 2018 Wicked Young Writer Awards are now open!

Deadline: MONDAY 12th MARCH 2018

Now in its 8th year, the Wicked Young Writer Awards is a chance for young people aged between 5 and 25, to write about absolutely anything! It’s your chance to get creative and write on any theme that interests you. Be unique! We want to hear your voices through original writing and stories.

In our fiction categories, any creative writing will be accepted. You can write a story, play, or poem.

If you prefer to write non-fiction, you may like to enter the Wicked: For Good Award for Non-Fiction and write an article, essay, biography, review or letter, to name a few!


Click here for more info

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Word of the week 29 January 2018


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by | January 29, 2018 · 8:38 am

Word of the Week 22 January 2018


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by | January 23, 2018 · 8:46 am