Thank you so much to So-Won and Joy for their very generous donation to the library ESOL section.
As a family they have donated 42 new books. All Magic School bus books and all in Korean.
This is a lovely addition to our ESOL library.
Everyone loves a competition.
Why not check out the Christchurch City Libraries kids blog for a chance to win some of the top books this year.
I would vote if I could as the prize is very cool. Just by voting you are in with a chance to win five wonderful new books.
Come and tell me who you voted for and see if we like the same book.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and are eager to get stuck in to an exciting last term for the year.
During the holidays Anna and Amy (year 6) visited the Children’s Bookshop where the authors of Party Food for Girls were giving a demonstration on how to make icing flowers. The flowers looked yummy.
The new book will be in the library later this week. When you see it you will notice that it has been signed by the authors. They are a mother and daughter who love baking.
The Mysterious Benedcit Society
By Trenton Lee Stewart
This is a great series full of mystery, and intrigue. A bunch of gifted children are gathered together after passing strange tests and end up at a special school.
Watch out though as they are not safe – not at all! More on the books and children can be found right here.
And yes we have the first three books in the series.
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s latest book.
Not quite ready yet as it is very new but it will be out soon.
This book is so funny especially if you like the ridiculous ideas they come up with in their other books.
Terry and Andy live in a tree house – 13 stories high. It has it’s own bowling alley and even a see through swimming pool. Lots of silly adventures here.
Always popular so do get in first when it is available.
On display this week are some wonderful new editions of some of the best classics ever.
We have Peter Pan and Wendy; The little prince; The secret garden; Treasure Island; Pippi Longstockings; Wizard of Oz and many more.
These will all be available from Monday. Some of these titles were first written 100 years ago. To still be available today means they are very good stories. Come and read one or two and then tell me which was your favourite.
Have you ever wondered what to do with all those old childrens books?
This site is amazing. Ryan Novelline made this dress out of recyled coloured pages from childens books sewen together with gold thread . The bodice is made from the spines of Little Golden Books.
Because of copyright I can’t put the photo up but do check out the site – you will be amazed.
Caretaker Paul has worked so hard at making this replica cup. He made it out of a lump of fence post. He also made the goalpost. He has done a wonderful job. Pop in to the library to see the display and view the many new rugby books.
You can also check out a fun site with lots of rugby activities to do on the cold winter nights.
Room 14 brainstormed ideas on what it takes to be a World Rugby Player and play for the All Blacks.
Their dream maker ideas are listed here. See if you agree
Practise every day.
Solve your problems.
Sounds very good to me.
Not only did these boys borrow a bunch of cook books from the library but they also brought in some of the yummy food they cooked for me to eat.
I was treated to a delicious slushy, yummy chocolate cake and delightful chocolate brownies with lollies inside. I will end up very fat if I keep eating their cooking.
Thanks Kyle, Jack and Ryan for your wonderful food.
There are always plenty of cooking books in the library so why not check them out and do some baking like these boys.
Urgum the Axeman by K. Poskitt
as reviewed by Team 9
“Are we scared? No. Do we care? No. We’re completely MENTAL!”
A sensational comedy that has you hooked from the start, Urgum has the whole Lost Desert trembling. For kids who like the savage world of roasted giraffe and sons diced up into seven different bags……..
Urgum the Axeman is the fiercest savage the lost desert has ever known. When he goes on a unicorn hunt with his seven sons, the twin barbarian gods Tangor and Tangal decide to play a prank on him. After 3 days hunting he returns home to Golgarth Cragg to find that ten years have passed. Suddenly he has a daughter and if that’s not bad enough, his wife Divina has given their cave a make over!
Between fighting filthy Nappars, scaring softhands and getting stuck down his new toilet, Urgum spends some time getting to know his new daughter Molly and a host of other characters such as Olk, Mungoid the Ungoid, Hunjah the Headless, Grizelda and Mr Perkins from the Laplace palace tax department.
‘A really funny crack up book for any gender set in the Lost Desert in Golgarth Cragg.’
-A few good reasons why you should read Urgum:
1.Urgum’s daughter Molly is a daring girl who will do anything to be the best savage in the Lost Desert.
Urgum’s wife Divina is the wifiest wife in the lost desert
Hunjah the headless isn’t called Hunjah the headless for nothing! Try chopping his head off with an axe and you’ll see why!
‘A book for all ages and not just for boys that will leave you laughing.’
-’It’s not only for boys! Because all of our class like it and it is so funny! It’s for age 7+’
– ‘A book which will have you yelling YARGHHH with delight!’
If you want to know more about Urgum or his author click here.
Just new to the Treasure Chest shelf is the book Alienography or How to spot an alien invasion by Chris Riddell,
The Treasure Chest is a fun place to look at in the library. Heaps of special books with fold out posters, flaps, and envelopes.
Some of the other books on these shelves are pictured below.
The Reading Crusade challenge is on once again. All you have to do is read six books.
This great challenge happens every two years and this time you can enter online yourself.
Keep an eye on our school library blog where we will place updates and ideas.
Also check out the links for author websites, games and book lists.
There is also the wonderful Christchurch Kids Blog (http://christchurchkids.wordpress.com/) where you will have chances to win extra prizes.
This is a great excuse to spend time reading during the holidays.