Library News & Events

The SCWA Library is a fun and busy place to hang out and is open to students at break and lunchtimes.  With themed displays, bean-bags and comfy armchairs it’s a great place to ‘lose yourself’ in a book.  There are competitions to enter, rewards to be won and achievements to celebrate.  

We have a wealth of revision resources in all subject areas and the bank of computers provide students with the opportunity to keep up with current affairs or research topics for homework and revision.

Accelerated Reader

Here at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy we run a reading programme called Accelerated Reader. This is an on-line programme that is available to all Year 7&8 classes. Students start by taking an on-line ’Star Reading Test’, which then gives a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development), and also indicates a reading age for the student. Library books have been colour coded to match zonal ranges. Students can then choose books according to their ZPD with ease – there are currently 3,735 books available in the AR section to which we are constantly adding.

Recommended Reading Lists 

  1. Harry Potter Series, JK Rowling
  2. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
  4. Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz
  5. Wonder, RJ Palacio
  6. Kick, Mitch Johnson
  7. Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo
  8. Holes, Louis Sachar
  9. Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman
  10. The Tempest, William Shakespeare
  1. A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
  2. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
  3. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, Annabel Pitcher
  4. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
  5. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
  6. The Other Side of Truth, Beverley Naidoo
  7. Refugee Boy, Benjamin Zephaniah
  8. A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
  9. Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare
  1. The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
  2. Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
  3. Labyrinth, Kate Mosse
  4. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  5. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  6. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
  7. Woman in Black, Susan Hill
  8. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  9. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  10. Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman
  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  2. The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson
  3. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  4. I’m the King of the Castle, Susan Hill
  5. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  6. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  9. Starter for Ten, David Nicholls
  10. The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
  1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  2. The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson
  3. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  4. 1984, George Orwell
  5. Brighton Rock, Graham Greene
  6. The Time Machine, HG Wells
  7. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  8. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
  9. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
  10. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  1. King Lear, William Shakespeare
  2. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
  3. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  5. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  6. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  7. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  8. Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
  9. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  10. Atonement, Ian McEwan