Year 10 Reference Library

Here are some of the reference books for Year 10 students to use in the library.

Some of the books will be available for loan.


Vitamin D2 : New Perspectives in Drawing
500 Paper Objects
Digital Art Techniques for Illustrators & Artists
Drawing Surrealism
Your Sketchbook Your Self
50 British Artists You Should Know
Anselm Kiefer : Salt of the Earth
Digital Art Revolution : Creating Fine Art with Photoshop
Chuck Close : Work
Art Science Now
Graffiti World
Printmaking : A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes
Maggi Hambling The Works : and Conversations with Andrew Lambirth
Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Arts


Top Girls
War Horse
The Ice Cream Girls
Blood Brothers


AQA GCSE Physical Education (9 copies)
GCSE Physical Education – The Revision Guide
How Sport is Organized


AQA Design and Tecnology – Product Design (3 copies)
Sustainable Materials Processes and Production
Deconstructing Product Design
Product Design
50 Designers You Should Know
1000 Product Designs : From Around the World
Design – The Groundbreaking Moments
The Design Book


The Great Sewing Bee
Costume : 1066 to the Present
Experimental Textiles
Corsets : Historical Patterns & Techniques
Sustainable Fashion & Textiles : Design Journeys
Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles
Print Pattern & Colour for Paper and Fabric
Atlas of Fashion Designers
Classic and Modern Fabrics : The Complete Illustrated Sourcebook
1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips


Practical Cookery for Level 2 NVQ and Apprenticeships (17 copies)


Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2017


Year 7 and Year 8 students from Avon Valley School have been taking part in the Warwickshire Secondary Book Award. Their challenge was to read all six of the shortlisted books and vote for their favourite.
As a reward for their dedication to the Award and to hear the winner of the Award announced the students attended a ceremony at the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick.
Guest speaker at the Award Ceremony was Stewart Foster, author of the fiction book ‘The Bubble Boy’ The students were able to meet Stewart after the Ceremony when he signed books and bookmarks for them.
During the Ceremony AVS students gave a presentation on the stage about their favourite book ‘The Nest’ by Kenneth Oppel.
The winner of the Award was ‘The Boy at the Top of the Mountain’ by John Boyne.

Author Stewart Foster

Author Stewart Foster

Stewart Foster with Louisa Elliese and Chloe

 Stewart Foster with Louisa, Elliese and Chloe

Stewart Foster with Lacey Mae

Stewart Foster with Lacey-Mae

AVS students on stage at the Bridge House Theatre Warwick

AVS students on stage at the Bridge House Theatre, Warwick

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday
8.30am - 4.00pm

8.45am - 4.00pm

Book of the Month

Dreaming the Bear

by Mimi Thebo

Dreaming the Bear  

A girl who is recovering from a serious illness makes friends with an injured female grizzly bear she meets in the wilderness.

The story was inspired by the author's real life encounters with a wild bear.

The book looks at compassion and friendship and focuses on how the impossible can become the achievable.

‘Dreaming the Bear’ is a very moving and beautiful book.

If you have enjoyed reading this book try
‘Island’ by Nicky Singer.

Teachers' Favourites

Mr Collins, Mrs Bearpark and Miss Tinham
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Mr Duke
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Mrs Westwood
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Mrs Heath
Matilda by Roald Dahl