Monday, 26 February 2018

Morris Gleitzman - just named Australian Children’s Laureate - shared his advice for parents of book-loathing little ones, who want to teach them the joy of reading... And for more advice or book recommendations, join the free #CuriouslyGoodBookClub at!

Alex Scheffler - illustrator

I found this interesting news report from the BBC about the man that illustrates books for Julia Donaldson's books

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Life lessons from Dr Suess

Dr Suess famously stated that he never began a story with a moral in mind. Kids can see a moral coming a mile off, he said. But, he admitted, there's an inherent moral in any story. While he may not have set out to moralize, there are countless bits of truth and life lessons to be learned from his stories.

This you tube clip captures a few of his life lessons.

50 New Zealand books every kid should read by age 12

This a great link to a website that promotes New Zealand authors and reading.

 50 New Zealand books every kid should read by age 12

50 New Zealand books every child should read by age 12

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Library back in action!

The library is back in action, apologies to the children. I know they have been dying to get back into the library to get books out! We had a bit of a hiccup with the barcodes when entering new children to the school but that is all resolved now.

It was fabulous to see Room 3 in the library selecting their books looks like Minecraft books, Captain Underpants, Dirty Bertie and Spirit animals are popular.

Just to let you know that the school library is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3:00pm. So please call in and visit our space or spend some time there with your child. Please have items issued before you take them from the library. Children can borrow up to three books and have two weeks to return them to the library. Make sure you return them to the library by the due date. We have a wide range of books your child can issue. We expect children to be responsible for the care and protection of our lovely library books. All children should have a safe method (book bag, plastic bag, separate pocket in their school bag) to transport books to and from school, away from drink bottles and lunch boxes. We hope you come and enjoy all your library has to offer you - see you soon.

This little you tube clip about reading for pleasure makes good viewing.