Thursday, December 16, 2010
Try this jigsaw puzzle and see if you know the name of this wonderful new book, especially written for Christchurch children.
When you've tried the puzzle and guessed the name of the book, check here to see if you are right!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
The world-renowned futurist, Nicholas Negroponte believes the book (as we know it) will be dead in 5 years.
If you love the feel and look of traditional paper books, you may appreciate this book trailer for Lane Smith's new picture book - It's a Book. There are some things that a traditional book simply can't do...
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
- Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters (Roaring Brook, 2003) by Gail Giles. (By Morgan and Kachina - Year 8)
- One Door Away from Heaven (Bantam, 2001) by Dean Koontz (By Emma-Rose - Year 8)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
View Mapping children's literature in a larger map
Bill Lord, a Literacy teacher, has created this map. He talks in his blog about how he hopes others will collaborate and add to the map with locations of their favourite books.
Each placemarker on this map shows a main or starting location mentioned in a children’s book. Blue placemarkers are for picture books, red markers are for short novels (less than 150 pages), green markers are for novels and graphic novels.
Anyone can add their own placemarks for books which have inspired them at some point. It is important that people who add books leave a short recommendation with a link to a description of the book (eg on Shelfari, or Amazon).
How about we add the locations of some of our favourite New Zealand books (none are listed yet)! Leave a comment here with your recommendations, or (better still) log into Google Maps with your gmail account and contribute to the map - let us know if you do!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
We would be thrilled if you could get as many of your friends and family as possible to vote for the girls' video over the coming week. Please go to the Library Competition Website and find the Springston School video, called 'Full of Surprises!'.
There are some fabulous prizes for the winners. The competition voting ends in one week, so please, vote as many times as you are able to and help us out NOW!
Here's a copy of the video, to tempt you to go and vote!
Monday, August 16, 2010
The theme this year is "Ask Me - You Might Be Surprised! He Taonga Te Patai."This theme reflects librarians not only as people who issue books to you, but as people who have a world of knowledge and experience at their fingertips. All you need to do is - ask! The Te Reo translation means "to ask is precious" which signifies the importance of teaching, listening and learning."
So, pop into our library and say a friendly "Hello" to Karen, and just ask if you need help with what book to read next, or information for your inquiry.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
What bookends do YOU have at home?
How about taking a photo of your bookends, in the same way as the ones from CrookedBrains, and emailing the photo to us. We might be able to post the pictures on the blog, and if we get enough photos we'll turn them into a slideshow!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Thanks to Team Endeavour for giving permission for us to re-publish this video.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Micheal Rosen performing his poem, Boogy Woogy Buggy.
This Friday 30 July is National Poetry Day. Would you like to find your favourite poem, practise reading it out loud, and then video yourself reading it? If so, we'd love to put your video on the Library Blog as soon as possible!
Make sure you start by clearly saying the name of the poem, and the poet/author. There is no need to read quickly, take your time and enjoy it.
You can use a Flip camera, or Photobooth on a Macbook, or a digital camera to record your video. Stay close to the camera for your recording. Save it on StudentWrite in the folder Carol has made there called Poetry Week.
Please name your video using your name and Room number.
We'll look forward to hearing some great poems! Who will be first?!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Simply hover your mouse over the new titles for the books on the top two shelves and read what she has to say about these books. Well done, Kachina!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
- Click on any of the numbered squares, and a clue will appear at the top of the puzzle.
- Read the clue and type your answer into the box beside the clue.
- Press 'Enter'.
- You won't know if your answers are correct until you fill all the boxes, and then press the 'Check' button at the bottom of the puzzle.
(Tips: watch your spelling; but don't worry about capital letters for this puzzle).
Friday, July 02, 2010
Let us know what you think of this game by posting us a comment.
Thanks to the 5 Degrees Blog for this idea!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Years 1-4 Winners
(3 prizes awarded instead of the 2 originally offered)
Ellie - Room 4
Lucy B - Room 1
Isabella M - Room 2
Year 5-8 Winners
Emma-Rose - Room 7
Lucy - Room 7
Friday, June 25, 2010
We had 3 entries in this competition, and all had the correct answers for the Treasure Hunt!
The lucky winners are:
Oliver - Room 5
Mollie - Room 7
Kachina - Room 7
You can download the correct answers here or view them online by clicking on the image below.
If anyone would like to create their own short Treasure Hunt of the Library Blog we'd be happy to publish it here for others to try, just let Karen or Carol know.