At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.
We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.
Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.
Claire Legrand – Furyborn
Laura Sebastian – Ash Princess
Laura Steven – Exact Opposite of Okay (cyber issues around personal images, trolling)
Teresa Toten – Beware That Girl (thriller…secrets, lies, obsession)
Sabaa Tahir – Reaper at the Gates (for Game of Thrones fans)
Death Note (graphic novel series)
Gregory Maguire – A Lion Among Men and others
SE Hinton – The Outsiders (written by a 17 year old in the 60’s about knife crime in America)
Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
Patrick Ness – Release (Carnegie shortlisted 2018)
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
Stephen Chobosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train
Eden Maquire – Beautiful Dead series
Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give (racism)
Angie Thomas – On the Come Up (rapper, prejudice)
Malorie Blackman – Chasing the Stars (space travel, murder, romance)
Tips and Advice for Exam Success by Ross Dickinson
Exam Attack by Nicola Morgan (for Kindle)
Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly
Collins GCSE Revision series – Study Skills (also, an ebook version is available through their website)