Tuesday 7th October 2008 by S. McGown
A huge range of adventure and survival books are among the library's latest consignment. As well as tried-and-tested manga favourites such as Kagetora, Fruit Basket and Shaman King there are eight new series of graphic novels arriving, including some senior fiction manga aimed at readers aged 16 and over. The popular Warhammer series, which is based on a computer game, has been boosted with more titles and real-life adventure books, such as those by ex-SAS officers Chris Ryan and Andy McNab are also proving popular.
The library always keeps up with the latest fiction trends and they have just distributed nearly 200 free books that the Year 7s have chosen. The Booked Up scheme, which is run by Booktrust and supported by the DCSF, aims to get students reading for pleasure. Each year's Year 7 students are invited to choose from a list of specially selected fiction, fact or poetry titles. Last year more than 630,000 books were distributed to 5,400 secondary schools in the United Kingdom under the scheme.