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Hello and welcome to the UVHS Library!

My name is Mrs Downing, and I’m pleased and excited to be able to announce the Library is now open!

We will still continue to showcase our new books and events on the Virtual Library Website but why not pop in your School Library and have a look around?

Look forward to seeing you ! 

Free Ebooks 

Amazing Animals of the Rainforest by Danny Pearson

Would you like to know a little bit more about the Rainforest and its inhabitants? Look no further! 

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This is a great one for anyone interested in the inner workings of the human brain.

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Greek Myths and Legends by Claire Morgan

For anyone interested in Greek Mythology, this is the book for you! Not only does it discuss the origins of myths and legends, there is some stunning imagery to go with it. 

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Recently added books to the Library!

New books! 

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is revealing the darkest secrets of two students.

Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can't escape the spotlight when his private photos go public.

Head girl Chiamaka isn't afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power. Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they're planning much more than a high-school game...

Happiness Seeker by Jannifer Burkinshaw

Would you lay down your life for a friend?

Budding playwright Allie prefers to keep her drama on the stage…

…until she goes on a week’s sixth-form trip to the stunning but treacherous Morecambe Bay where she meets a mysterious boy whose accent she can’t place.

Step by painful step, Allie finds out who Mareno really is. The more she learns about the dangers that ensnare him, the more determined she becomes to write him a happy story. But the drama that unfolds is all too real, with an ending no one would seek.

The Girl From The Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She's desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mother, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends...who don't understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan's biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl.

Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface...whether Morgan is ready or not.

Such a Good Liar by Sue Wallman

Lydia Cornwallis has arrived on an exclusive island populated by the ultra-rich and their staff. She'll need to use her money, connections and charms to earn her place among the close-knit families that rule the island. That includes the Harrington sisters, and Lydia simply can't wait to meet them. 

Thats because Lydia's not really Lydia Cornwallis.

And the Harringtons have hell to pay for what they've done.

What if? 2 by Randall Munroe

WHAT IF you still had so many more strange questions about the universe?

And WHAT IF Randall Munroe, former NASA roboticist and xkcd creator, were prepared to move mountains, fill the solar system with soup and alter the space-time continuum to answer them?

Whatever your hypothetical query, whether it's how to make a lava lamp out of lava or how many inhabitants of New York it would take to feed a T.Rex, here is a practical guide to the weird, wonderful (and sometimes terrifying) world of what if?

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

In 1974, two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided Cyprus, meet at a tavern in the city they both call home. The tavern is the only place that Kostas, who is Greek, and Define, who is Turkish, can meet in secret, hidden beneath the leaves of a fig tree growing through the roof of the tavern. This tree will witness their hushed, happy meetings, and will be there when war breaks out and the teenagers vanish.

Decades later in north London, sixteen-year-old Ada has never visited the island where her parents were born. She seeks to untangle years of her family's silence, but the only connection she has to the land of her ancestors is a fig tree growing in the back garden of their home...

You Dont Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska

This is the gripping and moving diary of young Ukrainian refugee Yeva Skalietska. It follows twelve days in Ukraine that changed 12-year-old Yeva's life forever. She was woken in the early hours to the terrifying sounds of shelling. Russia had invaded Ukraine, and her beloved Kharkiv home was no longer the safe haven it should have been. It was while she was forced to seek shelter in a damp, cramped basement that Yeva decided to write down her story. And it is a story the world needs to hear.

Tyger by SF Said

Adam has found something incredible in a rubbish dump in London.

A mysterious, mythical, magical animal.

A Tyger.

And the tyger is in danger.

Adam and his friend Zadie are determined to help. Can they learn to use their powers before it's too late?

Five Nights at Freddy's - Fazbear Frights Volume 1 By Scott Cawthon 

What do you wish for most?

It's a question that Oswald, Sarah, and Oscar think they know the answer to. Oswald wishes his summer wasn't so boring, Sarah wishes to be beautiful, and Oscar wishes to get his hands on the mechanical toy that's out of stock all over town.

But in the twisted world of Five Nights at Freddy's, their hearts' deepest desires have an unexpected cost.

Five Nights at Freddy's - Fazbear Frights Volume 2 By Scott Cawthon 

Oscar, ever the miniature grown-up his mom needs him to be, decides to take something he wants . . . even though he knows it's wrong. Stanley is newly dumped, stuck in a dead-end job for a mysterious employer, and unable to connect with anyone. And Devon, abandoned by his dad and ignored by his mom, can't understand why love and friendship come so easily to everyone except him. Unfortunately, in the callous world of Five Nights at Freddy's, it's always in the depths of loneliness when evil creeps in.

To borrow any of these books, please email your request to Mrs Downing, complete this online form 
or come and see us in the Library!

Last year's new books 

I Spy by Daniel Blythe

Taz Jessop and her mum move into Avalon Tower – a block of ultra-modern city flats controlled by a central computer. But Taz hates her new life and misses her friends. She finds the tower block sinister and spooky.

Then Taz meets Luke, the mysterious, exciting boy from the top floor, and things start to look up. For a while.

Taz is in deadly danger – but has she realised this too late?

Delete by Tim Collins

Ryan is approached by someone claiming to be his ex-boyfriend. But Ryan has never had a boyfriend. He hasn’t even told anyone outside his family that he’s gay.

Ryan soon discovers that the boy might not be as crazy as he seems. In a strange white building on the edge of town, he finds out a shocking secret about his past.


Final Girl by Tim Collins

Zombies have taken over the world and all the remaining humans are crammed into a small compound.

Eve is the only person ever to have survived a zombie attack. The scientists think she could be the key to saving the human race.

But when she meets a boy called Zac, she comes up with a plan of her own.

Mr Perfect by Tim Collins

Leon should be Rachel’s ideal match. They’re perfectly suited and they get on brilliantly.

But Rachel discovers Leon is a robot who’s been designed especially for her.

Rachel struggles with her feelings for the machine. It is possible to fall in love with someone who isn’t real? And how can you resist someone who’s truly made for you?

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We are liars.
We are beautiful and privileged.
We are cracked and broken.
A tale of love and romance.
A tale of tragedy.
Which are lies? Which is truth?
You decide.


Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus

True crime can leave a false trail.

Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favourite teacher. The case was never solved, but she’s sure that the three kids who found Mr Larkin’s body know more than they’re telling, especially her ex-best friend Tripp Talbot. He’s definitely hiding something.

When Brynn gets an internship working on a popular true-crime show, she decides to investigate what really happened that day in the woods. But the further she dives into the past, the more secrets she finds.

Four years ago, someone got away with murder. Now it’s time to uncover the truth.

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Story family are the envy of their neighbours: Rich, beautiful and glamorous.

Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence: You know what you did.

They never hear from her again.

Years later, when cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives.

The teenagers are determined to discover the truth. But some secrets are better left alone…

Two can keep a secret by Karen M. McManus

Echo Ridge is reeling.

This picturesque town, nestled near the Canadian border, experienced its first tragic loss in 1996 when high-school senior Sarah Corcoran vanished while walking home from the library.

Then five years ago, homecoming queen Lacey Kilduff was found dead in the aptly named Murderland Halloween park.

Now, the killer claims to be back.

A small town that keeps losing its homecoming queens.

Two murders, still unsolved.

Echo Ridge is not a good place to be popular.

You’ll be the death of me by Karen M. McManus

Skipping school is fun – until someone gets murdered.

Ivy, Mateo and Cal used to be close – best friends back in middle school. So, when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, they decide to ditch school. Just like old times.

But they’re not the only ones skipping school that day. When the trio spot classmate Brian ‘Boney’ Mahoney acting suspiciously downtown, they follow him into an empty building, and walk straight into a murder scene.

Now that their day of freedom has turned deadly, it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out…

The Sad Ghost Club 2 by Lize Meddings

This is a story about what happens after you find your kindred spirits.

Because people are great, but also…complicated, especially when you’re used to being alone.

Join The Sad Ghost Club and take the world on, one step at a time.

Made by Kate Ormand

MADE’s creations aren’t born – they’re built.

Violet’s family has been approved to test a teenage robot named Ollie. Robots like Ollie are programmed to act human without so many things that are necessary to being human. He had no feelings. He can’t lie, disobey his family or ever harm a human being.

But Ollie is a machine, and things go wrong with machines all the time…

Wanted by Jenni Spangler and James Lawrence

Leo is rich, popular and sporty. His life is perfect.

When his parents and friends start acting strangely, Leo begins to wonder if everything is a little TOO perfect. That’s when the messages start coming.

Who are they from? What do they mean?


Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up a secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any real crimes to investigate.

(Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.)

Then Hazel discovers the body of Miss Bell. And when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared.

Not only do they have a murder to solve – they must prove one has happened in the first place.

Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix.

Then one of their party is murdered – and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving the house, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels very dangerous. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two.

First Class Murder by Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the famous Orient Express. From the moment they step aboard, it's clear that everyone in the first-class carriage has something to hide.

Then a scream is heard, and a wealthy heiress is found – murdered. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air...

Daisy and Hazel must solve their first locked room mystery – and face competition from several other detectives, who are every bit as determined.

Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong return for another year at Deepdean School for Girls, everything has changed. The new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and her team of prefects are certainly not good eggs and tension are running high.

Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered.

With the entire school in turmoil and their friendship falling apart, Daisy and Hazel are faced with some serious challenges. There is a killer in their midst, and it’s a race against time to find out who it is.

Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens

Detective Society founders Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge. They plan to explore its beautiful libraries and cosy tea-rooms, but a series of sinister pranks alerts them to danger.

Then, two days before Christmas, there is another incident – and this time it’s fatal. Was it really nothing more than a tragic accident?

The Detective Society believe a murder has taken place. They will need all their cunning and courage to find the killer.

A Spoonfull of Murder by Robin Stevens

When Hazel’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong travel the family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong.

Shortly after their arrival, tragedy strikes not once but twice. There’s been a murder and a kidnap, and no one is safe from suspicion…not even Hazel.

The girls must confront dangerous gangs and sinister private detectives to solve the crimes and discover the real villain – before it’s too late.

Death in the Spotlight by Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are off to the beautiful Rue Theatre in London, where they will face an entirely new challenge: acting. But behind the theatre's glittering facade, the girls soon realise that there is trouble at the Rue.

Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then one of the cast is found dead.

As opening night looms closer, Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the killer strikes again.

Cream Buns and Crime by Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for solving murder mysteries. Within these pages are the untold stories from Hazel’s casebook…

Discover the spooky CASE OF THE DEEPDEAN VAMPIRE, the baffling CASE OF THE BLUE VIOLET, and the Detective Society’s very first whodunit: THE CASE OF LAVINIA’S MISSING TIE. In THE SECRET OF WESTON SCHOOL, the Junior Pinkertons take the lead, and Beanie and Kitty do some detecting in THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING BURNBREAK.

Packed with recipes, puzzles, facts and tips, this is the perfect book for budding detectives.

Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.

Also taking the cruise is a group of genteel English ladies and gentlemen, who believe themselves to be reincarnations of the ancient Pharaohs. When their leader is found stabbed to death, and her sleepwalking daughter awakens covered in blood, Daisy and Hazel begin their most difficult case yet.

But there is danger all around, and only one of the Detective Society will make it home alive...

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are back at Deepdean School for Girls, where plans are underway for a most exciting event: the Anniversary Weekend.

But as parents arrive at Deepdean, long buried rivalries and secrets begin to surface. Then a shocking incident takes place in the woods. The girls are convinced this is murder and everything points to one of the parents.

And unless the killer is caught, Deepdean will close forever.

To borrow any of these books, please email your request to Mrs Downing, complete this online form 
or come and see us in the Library!