Well, we're at the end of our first term and one week away from the Christmas break! 

It's been a busy one, with the Scholastic Book Fair and Saturday library opening being just a few of the exciting things going on in school...

We're gearing up to open the library again, on Wednesday the 14th, from 3.40pm - 5.30pm, to welcome parents and pupils to browse and grab a book or 2 to read over the holidays.

Before that though, we Reading Ambassadors would like to give you our top recommendations for Christmas reads, hopefully in time to get them on your Christmas lists!


I recommend "Holes" by Louis Sachar, you get to read it in Y7. It's thrilling and full of mystery and adventure!

The House on Hoarder Hill - It's a great book, filled with magic and mystery. Good for all ages.
Amari & The Night Brothers - A great book about magic powers and friendship. Not everything is what it seems...
The Christmas Carrolls - A Christmassy book about a family that celebrate Christmas all year long.



I recommend Tinsel, What if somewhere along the way we've all got the Santa story a bit wrong...? Join Blanche Claus as she aims to deliver a Christmas gift to every child on Earth. With help from her best friend Rinki and an aspiring chef called Santa, it's a funny festive sleigh ride you'll never forget! A tale of friendship and mince-pie feasts is the perfect book to curl up with this winter.


I, Cosmo - A golden retriever narrates a hilarious, heart-tugging tale of a dog and his humans as he tries to keep his family together while everything around them falls apart. Ever since Cosmo became a big brother to Max ten years ago, he’s known what his job was: to protect his boy and make him happy.
Any of the "Murder Most Unladylike" series
A Series of Unfortunate Events
I recommend these 2 series for anyone who likes the feeling of adrenaline, mystery and despair!



The Power of Three by L.L Wiggins
A Boy Called Christmas
A Darkness of Dragons
Amari & The Night Brothers

I recommend these to anyone who enjoys fantasy, magic, mystery and adventure!


We hope that helps some of your with your Christmas lists! Or, if you just fancy trying them out - pop up to the library this week, or join us on Wednesday after school!

Have a lovely Christmas and we'll be back in the new year!

Keep Reading!
Your Scissett Reading Ambassadors