A BIG thank you to all that came to our Book Fair this year. We managed to raise over $500 to purchase new and exciting books for our students. We can't wait for next year!
Name the author?
Man of Mystery
Freaky 4th graders
Now that we are half way through the year, it's important to remind ourselves of the rules in the Library. Here are a few things to remember.....
Name this book?
This Grandpa loves to tell stories
You can find our collection of Captain Underpants books in the Graphic Novel Section.
A quote from which book?
Today you are YOU
That is truer than true.
There is no one alive,
Who is YOUER than YOU
Here is an example of other students talking about why they read.....
Short List: Early Childhood
Short List: Picture Book
Term 3 is the busiest time of year for the Library. This year we will have our annual Book Fair, and explore the 2017 short listed books. In Week 8 we have our Book Parade! I can't wait...bring on Term 3!
Book week 2017
This year's Book Week theme is Escape to Everywhere. It's about the places a book can take us using our imagination. When we read we visualise the setting, environment the characters are in.....and transport ourselves there with them. If you could escape, where would you go?
book parade 2017
The 2017 Book Parade will be held on Monday 4th September (Wk 8). Dress as your favourite book character and celebrate the love of books!
Book Parade 2015
Need some inspiration? Click on the link below to see costume ideas.
Book Fair 2017
The 2017 Book Fair will be held from Friday 1st September until Wednesday 6th September. The fair is open before and after school each day. Students can buy books, stationary, posters and more. A percentage of all sales will go to our library, providing funds for new and exciting books. So start saving your pocket money and keep an eye out for more details to come.
CBCA Short list 2017
In Term 3 we will be taking a look at this years Short Listed books by The Children's Book Council of Australia. Kindergarten and Stage 1 will share the top 6 Early Childhood books, while Stage 2 and 3 will explore the best 6 Picture Books of 2017. Can't wait!
solve the clues...and help the books escape!
To celebrate this years Book Week theme Escape from Everywhere, a collection of books have been locked into a chest. Each week a clue will be revealed on the Library Blog. Solve the clues and submit your answers before Week 8. Three students will be chosen with the most correct answers. During the Book Parade the magic number combination will be revealed, and the books will be free! Winners will have their choice of prize from the chest. Good Luck!
Do you know the title of this story?
This book was written by an Australian author
The story begins in a zoo
Animals don't act like animals
1998 CBCA Shortlist
And the author's last name is a Riddle
During the school holidays I started reading book 4 from the Exploding Endings series, by Tim Harris. Each chapter is a short story (quick read). I found myself laughing aloud, or talking directly to the book......here are some the trailers from the series. During Library we will have a sampler of the creative writing behind this energetic series.
Check out Tim's website and blog here: http://www.timharrisbooks.com/about/
To celebrate the release of Amulet 7, check out the following video of author Kazu Kibuishi reading an extract from Amulet 5.
This Term students in Stage 1 and 2 will focus on author Leigh Hobbs. Leigh Hobbs is an Australian author and illustrator. He is well known for his characters Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet. In the video below Leigh Hobbs talks about his studio space, where he draws inspiration from and his journey to becoming a world famous author.
learn to draw old tom
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO OPEN WEB PAGE
CHECK OUT THESE GREAT DRAWINGS BY STAGE 1
available for loan week 5
Fans of the Skeleton Creek series listen up! A new series called Trackers has been released. Written in the same multimedia style he is famous for (text with video).
Four tech-savvy kids armed with high-tech video cameras and esoteric coding skills, the Trackers can find almost anyone, anywhere. Told through a collage of videos, text, and websites, Trackers follows Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily as they become entangled in a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Shantorian, the world's most dangerous hacker. As the four dig deeper into the shadowy world of online crime, they soon learn that things aren't always as they seem.
Many new titles were added to the shelves this Term. Here are just some of the great titles you can start borrowing now!
Dork Diaries series
Skeleton creek series
STAGE 3 ONLY LOAN
by anna walker
2016 shortlisted book of the year: early childhood
Where does this story take place? What can you see to support your answer?
What season does the story take place? What can you see to support your answer?
How would you describe Mr Huff? What is his appearance?
What does Mr Huff's body language tell us about him?
What does Bill's body language tell us about him?
How would you describe Bill's reaction to Mr Huff when they first meet?
Why do you think Bill is acting this way towards Mr Huff?
Do you notice any similarities between Bill and Mr Huff? Explain your answer, and why you think this is?
Additional resources by Scholastic
by sigi cohen and illustrated by james foley
short listed 2016 for picture book of the year
Stage 3 draw bunny brad
Check out these amazing drawings by Stage 3 after they watched the James Foley's video.
I particularly like how each bunny is different, with it's own characteristics. Well done Stage 3!
Click on the PDF links to see more fantastic drawings!!
competition! competition! competition!
all things ella!
Stage 3 have been learning a new word.....
It's when an animal acts, dresses, and talks like a human. An example of this is in the new feature film Zootopia. Check out this trailer.
Check out some of Stage 3 comments after reading the text The Great Escape from City Zoo
due friday week 7
ms porter's top pics
Kindergarten have been studying the difference between Elmer and the African Elephant.