• World Population Day

    Quiz coducted in association with Nallapadam Club

  • School Reading Together

    Organised in connection with Reading Week

  • Speak Your Mind

    Readers' Club Activity

  • TCS Launchpad

    TCS Launchpad Introduction

Thursday, 16 August 2012

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER"S STONE
I am just a young boy of eleven.Thinks Harry Potter, a normal little boy, who lives with his aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon with their one and only foolish child Dudley. But, little does he know then that in the coming days he would be at Hogwarts, one of the finest wizarding schools in the  world not of muggles, but that of wizards and witches.
The story starts with the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, coming to the muggle world( world of people who don't have a single drop of magic in their bloods) along with McGonagall(teacher at Hogwarts) and Hagrid (Game keeper at Hogwarts) to leave little Harry aged one at the doorsteps of his only relations left in the world( Uncle Aunt and Cousin). His father and mother were killed by the most feared sorcerer of all times Lord Voldemort. Like in the case of any orphan boy, Harry too is seen in the house like a cat that has just rolled in  a dead rat into a neatly kept floor. After 10 years, Hagrid brings Harry a letter of invitation to Hogwarts , from Albus Dumbledore. The episodes then are like magic (why to say like magic.......absolutely magic). Harry ,like any other wizard, starting his days at Hogwarts, has to have in hand a minimum number of things for school. The go to Diagon Alley to buy Harry a few books, a cauldron, a pet (Hedwig- a snowy owl), robes, and most important of all -His WAND. After his quick shopping, Harry goes to platform 9 3/4 to board the train to Hogwarts.O(That's all about the introduction).

At school, he finds his best 2 friends- Ronald Weasley, let us call him Ron, and Hermione Granger.He gets sorted into Griffindor house from the 4 houses of the school( Griffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff). He gets into the Griffindor team of Quidditch. Quidditch is wizarding sport played with 7 players in each team. Harry becomes the youngest Seeker in a century. Like all of us, Harry has a load of subjects, (Transfiguration, Potions, Defence against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Flying,etc). He develops great enmity with his Potions master, Severus Snape, as Snape mocks at him wherever he sees him. Among the adventures that the three friends have in their first year at Hogwarts, simple one stands quite embossed - The search for the Philosopher's stone.

The philosopher's stone, it is said, produces the elixir of life that makes a person immortal. It is for this that Lord Voldemort has been after for years after he had killed Harry's parents and had disappeared. At Hogwarts, there is a teacher who does support Voldemort( better not say the name)- You-know-who.Harry doubts Snape. Harry, Ron and Hermione find that it is the philosopher's stone that is kept unrevealed under the dungeons of Hogwarts for its safety. Harry faces Lord Voldemort face to face at the end of his search for the philosopher's stone. He manages to keep the philosopher's stone till Dumbledore comes for help. The story ends with the stone getting destroyed and everything in the calmness of its own( or may be not).........
Each chapter brings you a lot of excitements and turning points. Be sure to read this book whenever youget a chance.


Navya. V
IX B
S3442

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Library Crossword Puzzle

In connection with the Book Week 2012 celebrations, a Literary Crossword Puzzle will be organised specially for the members of Readers and Quiz Club on 17 August 2012.

Bonus Library Points for participation and winners!



Saturday, 4 August 2012

Percy Jackson


Thursday, 2 August 2012

ONE NIGHT AT THE CALL CENTRE

The story begins with a train joureny from to kanpur to dehli,during which author meets a very beautiful girl and the girl offer a story on a condition that he make it has his
second book.It is about six people who working together in a call centre.All the six people in the novel have their own problems and they try to deal with it in their own ways
but unable to short out of the problems but rather getting even more tangled in them they get completely fed up and decide to flow with the wind to reach their density....but this is not the way of and thus god himself decided to appear in their life through a phone call !! After the call from the god their problems solved.
Though the book is not highly recommendable but is still a good option if you u want to pass your time. so grab your copies and get ready to spend a night in the call centre.

Nandana balamurali 
9-c

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Twits


Name Of the Book : The Twits

Author : Roald Dahl

Publisher : Puffin Books

Illustration : Quentin Blake

Genre : Children's novel


Before I tell you about this book and the experience I underwent while reading it I would like to share with you the fact that this is the first time I am reading a book written by Roald Dahl.
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So naturally it was with some doubt that I approached this book and I was pretty sure that I would not enjoy this book as I felt that it was a book for small children. I would have remained under the same assumption if it had not been for the Reader's club. So I am thankful to the Reader's club for allotting this book to my group.
'The Twits' narrates the story of two disgusting human beings , namely Mr and Mrs Twit, who tries their level best to outshine one another. In the end , they meet a very tragic end which serves them right for the pain they had caused to innocent creatures. Everyone in my group enjoyed reading this book, thoroughly, and we are looking forward to read other books written by Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl's lucid language coupled with Quentin Blake's pictures have proved to be real treat to the readers.

This book will be enjoyed by all the children, especially the children of the age group 6-10 years, and even by adults who would like to travel back to the time when they were children. 'The Twits' will also be enjoyed by the beginners who have just started reading books and this will encourage them to read more and more books and explore the vast and endless ocean of books.

So what are you waiting for? Go and grab a copy of 'The Twits' NOW!

Reviewed by : Arundhati Ambat
Class : X-D