Author Archives: Ms. Haigh
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands combines historical fiction with a little bit of fantasy and magic. It is a little bit Da Vinci Code and a little bit The Apothecary, but what matters most is that it’s a mystery that is exciting until the very end. This story revolves around Christopher Rowe an apothecary’s apprentice in … Continue reading
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santaya Remembrance day is the time for Canadians to come together to remember those members of our armed forces who died in battle and to consider the implications of war. At Alpha library we have a number of books related to … Continue reading
I will start this post off with the fact that I am not generally a fantasy fan. I have always had difficulty picturing imaginary worlds, but in an effort to expand my horizons I read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and absolutely loved it. Though it is fantasy, the world is accessible and filled with the perfect … Continue reading
Halloween is almost here, so stop by the library for a creepy scary read. Need a book suggestion? Check out the list of popular horror titles we have at Alpha.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a story about family and basketball that is written in verse. This means that the entire novel is made up of poems. But don’t be turned off if you don’t like poetry, these poems are more like hip-hop lyrics and spoken word than ‘traditional’ poems. The plot is easy to follow and focuses predominantly … Continue reading
Congratulations to the winners of the Summer Reads Contest! The first place prize of two movie tickets went to Ashtan Prasaad who recommended: Runners up were Katie Kuchihskaya who recommended: and Julia Wagner who recommended: Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Be sure to check the blog/ the library for future contests, but … Continue reading
Queen Elizabeth the Second has proclaimed that October 2016 is library month and October 24th 2016 is school library day. And if the Queen says it, you know it must be important! So stop by the library and say hello. Who knows, you just might find something interesting to read!
Flannery by Lisa Moore is a story of love, friendship and struggle. Flannery Malone is a 16 year old in Newfoundland, living on welfare and helping her free-spirited mother raise her younger brother. But despite her struggles at home, what dominates most of her attention is her love for her childhood best friend Tyrone, but he … Continue reading
If you’re looking for a book recommendation this year, check out some of the books that were suggested by other Alpha students in our Summer Reads Contest. Love Stories Mysteries/ Thrillers Graphic Novels Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/ Adventure Humour Other (those that don’t fit into the other categories)
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel is a quick page turner that is both creepy and haunting. Steve is a young man who will do anything to help his sickly newborn baby brother. Haunted by bad dreams, Steve’s reality and his imagination start to blur throughout the story and leave him constantly worrying and full of anxiety. … Continue reading