Reading aloud

Mem Fox is a brilliant author and educator. 

 Her website is full of tips and ideas on reading. 
One of her most popular passions is on reading aloud and she provides 10 tips on how to make the most of this time with your child.
Some of her best books are:
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Koala Lou
The magic hat
Wombat devine

Brian Falkner entertains at National Library

 It was great to spend Friday at National Library celebrating events  as  part of New Zealand Post Book Awards. Winners of the Canterbury competitions spent time with children’s book writer Brian Falkner. He had students writing in teams for games of story sports. It was magic to see the students thinking quickly and coming up with great opening lines of stories. 

We wish Brian Falkner luck on his nominated book The tomorrow code.  Check out some of his other books in the library. Have a look at his website as well.
The real thing
Henry and the flea
Super freak

My hero

My hero is my favourite author; Michael Morpurgo.

We were so lucky to have seen him talk when he came to Christchurch last year.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best children’s books authors. In fact he was the Children’s Laureate which is the best you can be. He has written more than 100 books.

I have  read many of them and loved them all.
Special favourites are:
The butterfly lion
I believe in unicorns
Kensuke’s kingdom
The Mozart question
Kaspar : prince of cats
All of these and many more are in our school library. Check them out.
Have a look at his website too.

Welcome back

Hello everyone.
It is great to be back in school. We have lots of exciting things happening in the library this term. For the seniors we are incredibly lucky to have two amazing authors visiting us next week. We have H.I. Larry – the author the Zac Power books. We also have Meredith Badger the author of many of the Go Girl books. Can’t wait!

We are also participating in the Reading Crusade. That’s where you get to read six books of your choice to try and win prizes but also to receive a certificate signed by the Crusaders Rugby Team. And that’s just for starters.

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