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The Book Club

The Book Club

By Lightcliffe Academy
We want to encourage a love of reading for all students here at Lightcliffe Academy, and in this podcast, students and members of the Lightcliffe Academy community share excerpts of stories they enjoy.
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Spiders by Tom Hoyle

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A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Today we're joined by Ruby from Year 7, who is going to be reading from Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events", a highly popular book series that has led to a feature film and Netflix series! We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
December 2, 2021
Maze Runner by James Dashner
Tejasvi, in Year 8, returns for his second episode this academic year, this time sharing “Maze Runner” by James Dashner. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
November 12, 2021
Spiders by Tom Hoyle
Our Year 7 pupils have been looking forward to getting involved in our reading podcast! First up to provide an episode is Charlie, who us sharing an excerpt from “Spiders” by Tom Hoyle. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
October 21, 2021
Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold
This year we’re continuing to promote a love of reading and we’re excited to be continuing with our Book Club podcast! Our first episode of the new academic year is from Tejasvi in Y8, who is sharing “Where the World Turns Wild” by Nicola Penfold. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
September 16, 2021
Eating Chips With Monkey by Mark Lowery
Ten-year-old Daniel is never happier than when he is eating chips. Especially during his family's annual Chip Shop Championships, the highlight of his year. And especially when he can also eat chips with Monkey, his beloved soft toy and trusty companion. Today's episode of our Book Club podcast is from Amelia in Year 7, who is sharing an excerpt from "Eating Chips With Monkey" by Mark Lowery. We hope you enjoy! #WeLoveReading
July 8, 2021
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
Today, Marley Jack from Year 7 joins us on The Book Club podcast, sharing our second Diary of a Wimpy Kid excerpt. This time we're sharing "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck" by Jeff Kinney. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
June 24, 2021
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This week, we’re pleased to welcome Eliora from Year 9 to read for our Book Club podcast! Eliora is sharing “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
June 17, 2021
Daughter of Fire and Ice by Marie-Louise Jensen
Following an attack on her family, fifteen-year-old Thora is enslaved by a British Viking chieftain, Bjorn Svanson. A healer and a midwife, Thora is valuable. She also has visions of the future . . . and in one she foresees Svanson's death. Today's episode of The Book Club is brought to you by Ella in Year 7, who is sharing "Daughter of Fire and Ice" by Marie-Louise Jensen. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
June 10, 2021
A Good Day for Climbing Trees by Jaco Jacobs
Today on The Book Club, we're joined by Mrs Khanum, who is sharing "A Good Day for Climbing Trees" by Jaco Jacobs - a book in which two unlikely heroes inspire a whole town by fighting to save a tree. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
May 27, 2021
Boy by Roald Dahl
Today on The Book Club, we're joined by Holly from Year 9 who is sharing “Boy” by Roald Dahl. This book helps give a fascinating insist into the early life of Roald Dahl. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
May 20, 2021
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy by S D Perry
This week's episode is from Mr Wilding, who is sharing "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy" by S D Perry. This is the first book we've shared on this podcast that is based on a video game! We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
May 13, 2021
Mr Stink by David Walliams
Today on The Book Club, we're joined by Xara from Year 7 who is sharing our second David Walliams book, "Mr Stink". We'd highly recommend this hilarious book, but it is also still available on BBC iPlayer to watch. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
May 6, 2021
The Witches by Roald Dahl
In today's episode of The Book Club, Year 9 pupil, Cameron, is sharing the first Roald Dahl book to be featured on our podcast... The Witches. Do you have a favourite Roald Dahl book? We hope you enjoy! #WeLoveReading
April 29, 2021
Clover Moon by Jacqueline Wilson
In this week's episode of The Book Club, Aoife in Year 7 shares an excerpt from "Clover Moon" by Jacqueline Wilson. Do you have a favourite Jacqueline Wilson book? Let us know if you do! We hope you enjoy! #WeLoveReading
April 22, 2021
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
In this week's episode, our first guest reader from across Abbey MAT, Mr Marshall, shares with you the opening to Dan Brown's, "The Lost Symbol". Whilst you may not have read the books, you may have seen the films. The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno are all based on Dan Brown novels. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
April 15, 2021
Beyond Possible by Nimsdai Purja
This week, we have our second staff reader, Mr Barker. Mr Barker is sharing an excerpt from “Beyond Possible” by Nimsdai Purja. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
April 8, 2021
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
This week’s episode of The Book Club is from Sienna in Year 11, who is sharing an excerpt from “Vampire Academy” by Richelle Mead. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
April 1, 2021
Code Name Bananas by David Walliams
In our next episode of The Book Club, Cailam (who’s from Year 8), shares an excerpt from “Code Name Bananas” by David Walliams. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
March 25, 2021
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Episode 3 of The Book Club is “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. This book is shared by our first staff reader, Mrs Ackroyd. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
March 18, 2021
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney
Our second reader is Will from Year 8. Will is going to share “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
March 11, 2021
Warriors into the Wild by Erin Hunter
To help mark World Book Day, we're pleased to share with you the first episode of our new podcast, "The Book Club". In this episode, Eden from Year 7 shares an excerpt from "Warriors into the Wild" by Erin Hunter. We hope you enjoy! #welovereading
March 4, 2021