Sometimes the wifi in hospital can be a bit dodgy depending on where you are in the building, often so it could be good to help him download some stuff before he goes in. Our Discussion was Science in Fiction.
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Not Science fiction, but the books that have science in them as part of the plot. So, a lot of it certainly seems to form something of a cautionary tale — of experiments gone wrong or being used to the detriment of others. Here are a few of the ones we mentioned all are adult unless stated :. Did you Know? We have a wonderful Home Library Service that delivers books and audiobooks to people who cannot make it into a library usually through chronic ill health or mobility issues.
A staff member comes out for a chat about what sort of books the person likes, the format that works best and how many they need. If this sounds like something you, or someone you care about, would like to access, then please phone and ask for more information. We asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter for some Halloween reading recommendations. Feel free to add your own favourites in the comments section at the bottom.
The British author has been terrifying us since the mid 70s. Stalker by Lars Kepler recommended by Allison Someone is secretly filming women through their windows before murdering them and sending the video to the police…. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski recommended by Victoria A photographer creates a film of his family moving into their new home.
The project runs smoothly until a maze of passageways appear and disappear, perhaps inhabited by an unseen malevolent creature. I am Legend by Richard Matheson. David and Lynne The attempts at filming this horror classic have never come close to capturing the terror, claustrophobia and overwhelming loneliness felt by Robert Neville, the only person on earth not to have succumbed to the vampire pandemic.
A modern vampire masterpiece. Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert recommended by Peachy A psychic investigator is called in to investigate the strange events in a sleepy village and is driven to the edge of his sanity. He is ready to give up, until one extraordinary meeting…. Duke de Richleau and his friends rescue a women caught in the web of satanists and risk being brought to the verge of madness as they come face-to-face with the powers of evil.
This time a workman unearths a medallion in an overgrown graveyard and unleashes a centuries-old nightmare. The Unborn by David Shobin recommended by Roy Classic early 80s tale of Samantha, a mother who participates in a sleep-study program which leaves her under the control of a computer. Dark Matter by Michelle Paver recommended by Terri On an arctic expedition in the s Jack is abandoned after his companions are forced to leave.
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And, of course, Stephen King. The Last of Us by Rob Ewing recommended by Kenneth When a pandemic wipes out the entire population of a remote Scottish island, only a small group of children survive. How will they fend for themselves?
Bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart decides to let the roll of a dice decide his life in this disturbing cult classic. Under the Skin by Michel Faber recommended by Lynne A very strange and unsettling book that starts out like a thriller and becomes increasingly more bizarre. Why is Isserly picking up well-built hitchhikers? Why does she have all those surgical scars?
What IS going on at the farm where she lives? Guaranteed once read, never forgotten! Christopher Pumpkin by Sue Hendra recommended by Liz. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy. Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones. The Changeover by Margaret Mahy. Sabriel by Garth Nix. Our Discussion was all about National Poetry Day on 3 rd October look out for the multi-lingual postcards. We discussed our favourite poems and why poetry is wonderful.
Did You Know? Really every week for us is Libraries Week, but Monday 7th — Saturday 12th is the official week where we get to shout about why libraries are great. Come along to learn how to access this FREE service. Minecraft At Larbert on Thursday 10 Oct, we challenge you to build the library of your dreams in Minecraft!
Never played before? Can you help? However, as with most things in life, knowledge really helps. There are some brilliant books about climate change and about what you can do to help:. If there are areas of becoming more green that you want to explore, like gardening, cycling, growing your own veg, cleaning with less polluting products, crafting with re-used items, rather than new, etc, then we also have lots of books about these.
Another resource locally is Falkirk Environment Link who run various workshops and run ebike hire and how to ride sessions. Our Discussion was all about our literary heartthrobs. We Loooove books here, and that easily becomes loving particular characters in novels. Wee proviso — if any of them have been in a film, then we are thinking of them as how they were written in the book, not how they are portrayed in film.
Difficult to separate the people who we would personally love and those who we love as they are loved by another character. The love of seeing a character you can relate to in some way. This service can be very handy if you are trying to find that book that someone mentioned on the radio, or even any of the books we have mentioned here today or on our other podcasts.
A Light in the Forest is abook-banded reading book for more confident readers, carefully levelled at Lime Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this word fiction story is suitable for ages 8 - 9. A Light in the Forest features a more demanding text with extended vocabulary and literary devices. Metaphor and technical language is introduced and illustrations no longer support the text directly.
A Light in the Forest is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels Pink through to Lime. How do animals escape from different kinds of attack?
From octopus ink to possums playing dead, to skunks making a stink, it's all in here. Animal Escapes is a book-banded reading book for more confent readers, carefully levelled at White Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 7 - 8.
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Animal Escapes features a more demanding text with extended vocabulary and literary devices. It has more clauses in sentences, the use of metaphor is introduced, and the story plot is more involved. Animal Escapes is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. How do animals survive when there is very little water? Find out how scorpions, camels and even kangaroo rats survive in harsh deserts.
Staying Alive is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Gold Book Band for guided reading. Staying Alive features a longer, more demanding text with extended vobulary and sentence structures. It has wider vocabulary and terminology and the story-line is sustained for longer. More than one point of view is expressed and illustrations no longer support the text.