Welcome to the library, I am sure we have something to suit your reading needs. The library at Walton High School is a happy learning environment where students and staff can unwind with a great book whether it be a classic fiction, a riveting piece of non-fiction or experimenting with graphic novels. Here in the library I like to keep things interesting by introducing events and competitions. The library is a space for all at Walton High School and I very much welcome you to it.

Miss Bowen (Librarian)

New Books

  • Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak Stickleback Catchers,
  • The Duckling
  • Nate Plus One
  • Haunting of Tyrese Walker,
  • The Burning Sunlight
  • Beasts of Prey
  • Malibu Rising
  • Beasts of Ruin
  • Winter Garden
  • Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This One
  • Raising Hell
  • Big Bad Me
  • You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine
  • Bob vs the Selfie Zombies: Nothing More to Tell: Summerland Stranded,
  • The Lies We Tell
  • The Glow Up, Lara Bloom: the secret diary of a teenage catastrophe!

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Overdue Books

Please check to see when your book is due, if you need more time please pop in and let me know! If you haven’t returned your book, after three reminders (these will be in person, through email and through your tutor) you will receive a behaviour point, if it goes any longer, I will then be contacting home. I hope to not do so, however it is unfair for other students to be kept waiting for books that may never return.

Library Open Times and Dates.

MondayBreak: Open for all studentsLunch: Closed for Debate Club
TuesdayBreak: Open for all studentsLunch: Open for all students
WednesdayBreak: Open for all studentsLunch: Open on Reduced Numbers
ThursdayBreak: Open for all studentsLunch: Closed for Creative Writing Club
FridayBreak: Open for all studentsLunch: Open for all students

Notice on Age Restriction

In the Library we have a number of books which can only be borrowed if the student is in Year 9 and above this is because the publisher of the book deems it to be more suited to this age range. We enforce this to safeguard our students from any topics that may seem harmful.

Recommended Reading Lists

Here is a list of fiction books that we as a school recommend to our students. Reading these books are not compulsory but we do encourage our students to read for pleasure both in and outside of school.  

These books range from all different genres of fiction and all diverse types of books from classic literature to graphic novels. We understand that reading is not for everyone however, we hope that at least one of these books will entice our students to become readers.  

We would also like to say that reading these books does not have to be by picking up the physical book, they can be via different reading channels such as eBooks or audiobooks some of which are available through the app Sora, which all students have access too, alternatively many of these books are available in the library.  

Please note that we are not asking you to buy these books, we are just recommending some terrific books to encourage reading at school.  

View the list here:

16 before 16

The 16 before 16 challenge is a great way to encourage students to read. This challenges them to read 16 different books which have all been recommended by our staff.

These books are

  • Holes by Louis Sachar 
  • How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 
  • Itch by Simon Mayo 
  • Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce 
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan 
  • Seven Ghosts by Chris Priestly 
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 
  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo 
  • •Life of Pi by Yann Martel 
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman 
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman 
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald 

All of these books are available either in our school library or through the reading app Sora

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