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Return of the Scholastic Book Fair

​The Scholastic Book Fair was back in school from 15th-20th March 2017, with hundreds of books to browse and buy. Every book sold helped earn us free books for the library. It was a huge success, thanks as always for your support, and requests for new books to choose for the library are always welcome. smiley 

Ebooks are here!!

As well as the many excellent ‘real’ books available to enjoy from school, children in years 5 and 6 are now offered free access to a library of eBooks as well. Your child can have their own username and password to access an online library of books, which can be previewed, browsed and read at
Each user can select one book at a time and has three weeks to read it, before it disappears from their account. The eBook library operates within a web browser, so they will be able to read them at school, or at home on any device which gives access to the internet.

If you would like your child’s username and password please complete the slip on the letter below and return it to school. Many thanks

Get Junior Librarian at home... 

Click here - - to visit a catalogue of the 'physical' books in our library, available for use both at school and at home. allows you to browse our school library stock, write reviews, see news, and try out the ‘Who Next’ feature. There is also an App version of JuniorLibrarian called ‘iMLS’ available from the App Store and Android Market. To use either version you will need to get your log-on details from Mrs Gibbons - see letter below. You can email library @ (no spaces) with any problems or questions.

Primary Books book fair success

Primary Books made a welcome return to the school library in November 2016, selling a great range of top quality children's books to suit all budgets. All purchases helped earn us new books for the library - so many thanks to everyone who attended, and look out for all the new stock!

Thank you for supporting the ‘Wessex Travelling Books’ Book Fair, June 2016

The commission from sales at the fair allows us to buy books for the school library, so your support is greatly appreciated. Please check the 'new books' section of (individual log in details available if you do not have them yet), see below, or ask Mrs Gibbons, to find out which new titles we have added to our shelves!


Some of the NEW BOOKS in our library...

Tom Gates - DogZombies Rule by Liz Pichon

 The World of Norm 9 - May Still Be Charged by Jonathan Meres

David Walliams - The World's Worst Children



Goosebumps - The Movie Novel



Broken Heart Club by Cathy Cassidy




Spirit Animals 7 - The Evertree






Cressida Cowell visited Court Lane Junior School on the afternoon of Friday 20th May 2016. Cressida is the author of the internationally famous 'How To Train Your Dragon' series which has also been made into a series of Hollywood films. Cressida visited the school as part of her UK tour to celebrate the release of the paperback version of the final book in the series.


It's FREE! It's FUN! It's run by your LOCAL LIBRARY!

This year's Summer Reading Challenge was run in all Portsmouth Public Libraries throughout the summer holiday. The challenge was for your child to read (or share with you) up to six books. For more information, visit
All libraries in Portsmouth held regular events to support this free and fun activity during the holidays. 
Every child completing the challenge was invited to the very popular winners' event to receive their medal and certificate at Southsea Castle in September. Remember, there are NO FINES on books borrowed by children!

The 2015 summer reading challenge from Portsmouth libraries was themed Record Breakers - well done to everyone who took part! The winners' event took place at Southsea castle in September, where they received a certificate and medal. Find out more at your local library, or by visiting