Fantasy/Science Fiction

"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"Reading maketh a full man." - Francis Bacon

"The reading of good books is like a conversation with the best men of past centuries." - Rene Descartes

"A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit." - John Milton

"A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever." - Martin Tupper

"Books think for me." - Charles Lamb

"All books are either dreams or swords, You can cut, or you can drug, with words." - Amy Lowell

"People die, but books never die." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Books do furnish a room." - Anthony Powell

"A good book is the purest essence of a human soul." - Thomas Carlyle

"The proper study of mankind is books." - Aldous Huxley

"I have rather studied books than men." - Francis Bacon

Reader's Cup Quiz

This is the Library Competition for the summer term. To take part you have to be able to follow the clues and that involves you doing a bit of detective work around the library. If you want to check out when the library will be open for you to follow the clues and find out the answers, just click here.


1.  Name the famous animal that lived on Mr and Mrs Hogget's farm?


2.  Name the american author of Call of the Wild and White Fang?


3. What sort of animals did the novel Watership Down feature?


4.  Name one of Mole's friends in The Wind in the Willows?


5.  Name one of the farmers in Fantastic Mr Fox?


6.  What animal is the star of National Velvet?


7. What animals are the main characters in the Deptford Histories by Robin Jacques?


8.  What is Esio Trot in the book by Roald Dahl?


9.  What is Mrs. Frisby in the story about her and the rats of NIMH?


10.  What is the name of the two-headed animal in Doctor Dolittle?



1.  What is the name of the half-magical boy who visited the family of Wendy, John and Michael Darling?


2.  Who is always illustrated wearing a red jersey, yellow-checked trousers and a scarf?


3.  A classic written by Johann David Wyss in 1813 was about the difficulties a family faced after being abandoned on a desert island.

What was the family's name?

4.  Where did Alice go FIRST on her adventures in the books by Lewis Carroll?


5.  What is the name of Scrooge's deceased business partner in Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol ?

6.  What is the donkey in Winnie-the-Pooh called?


7.  What was the name of the boy in The Jungle Book ?


8.  Gulliver travels to a country of very small people. What was its name?


9.  What was the sick boy's name in France Hodgson-Burnett's The Secret Garden ?


10.  What was the title of a story about a man stranded on a desert island by Daniel Defoe?



1.  Ruby and Garnet's dad has a new girlfriend called Rose.

Dad wants them to live together, but the twins hate the idea.

What is the name of this Jacqueline Wilson novel?

2.  What character for a dare leapt up and down waving her knickers like a flag in front of Alexander?


3.  In Anne Fine's book Goggle-Eyes, what relation is Goggle-Eyes to Kitty?


4.  In The Edge by Alan Gibbons, who are Danny and Cathy running away from?


5.  Name one of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women?


6.  Of what country is the Princess in Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries ?


7.  What is the name of the family that Mary Poppins goes to work for?


8.  What was different about the family in the Borrowers by Mary Norton ?


9.  What was the name of the family in the saga by Helen Cresswell?


10.  What was the name of the series of books by Janet and Allen Alhberg

featuring mothers, fathers, sons and daughters from different jobs?


1.  In the Anne Fine book, what was Bill expected to wear when he woke up in the morning?

2.  The children are Pugsley and Wednesday, the parents are Morticiaand Gomez and the uncle is Fester? Name the family?

3.  What colour were Paddington Bear's gumboots?


4.  Whom does George make the marvellous medicine for in Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine ?

5.  What colour did Keith Shipley paint his parent's fish and chip shop in Misery Guts by Morris Gleitzman?

6.  What is the name of the absent-minded professor and inventor in the stories by Norman Hunter?

7.  What is the name of the thing in the Paul Jennings stories which makes strange things happen to the boy who stole it?

8.  What was the druid in the Asterix stories called?


9.  From which country does Angus, Georgia Nicolson's cat, in Louise Rennison's book Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging come?

10.  Who wrote The Sheep-pig and Harry's Mad ?



1. What is the name of the dog in the Charlie Brown cartoons?

2. What does SVH stand for in the stories by Francine Pascal?

3. What nationality is the author Paul Zindel?

4. What nationality were Roald Dahl's parents?

5. Who wrote “Scouting for boys”

6. Who wrote Doll and Feather Boy?

7. What figure of speech is used in the titles of all the Lemony Snicket novels?

8. What is Quentin Blake famous for?

9. Name one of Harry Potter's friends.

10. Where is Joan Lingard's story the Twelfth day of July set?