Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gotta Keep Reading!

From 'Gotta Keep Reading - Ocoee Middle School'

Wow! You've got to admire their enthusiasm for reading! Is there anyone at Springston School who could develop a rap about reading and organise a dance routine for our whole school? You could do it in Garageband. Now, there's a challenge :-)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Robert Swindells

We have seven more Robert Swindells titles in the library:
  • Timesnatch
  • Nightmare Stairs
  • Room 13
  • The Secret of Weeping Wood
  • Inside the Worm
  • In the Nick of Time
  • The Shade of Hettie Daynes

Other titles that I really enjoyed but not in our library are Abomination, and my favourite, When Darkness Comes. There are a lot more available.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We love reading because...

I love reading because you can travel to other worlds from 3000 years ago to the future, you can let yourself go in another place not your own. (Emily, Room 7 Year 8)

I love reading because it can let me into any story, is unpredictable and gives me excitement. It can switch me off to the world around me and tell me almost everything I need to know. ( Jahna, Room 7 Year 7 )

I love reading because you get to travel to other worlds and still be sitting in your own living room. You can understand what the author is thinking and you can use reading in your daily life. (Kachina, Room 7 Year 8)

I love reading because it helps me extend my knowledge about things. It also helps me find out what time the bus goes. (Libby, Room 7 Year 8)

I love reading because it captivates you into other people's worlds and you can live like them in your imagination, I also love reading because you can find out so much about anything you choose and can learn amazing things about the past, today and the future. (Mollie, Room 7 Year 7)

I love reading because it opens up my mind, and helps me get through daily life such as, following directions, reading bus routes, and of course the pleasure of reading other people's point of view. (Morgan, Room 7 Year 8)

Why do YOU love reading? Please post us a comment and let us know!

New titles and reserved books.

The new titles in the library are now available for issuing. Please collect your reserves as soon as possible.

Watch out for Des Hunt's latest, The Crocodile Nest. If you haven't read any of Des Hunt's books you should!

Des Hunt is a New Zealand author who specialises in action-packed adventures in the natural landscape. We have 10 of his novels in our library. This one is set in New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula and in Queensland, Australia.

Also new and soon available is Robert Swindells' Shrapnel. This is a great story about a teenage boy during World War Two in England: "A gripping wartime drama".

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Henderson's Boys Books

New to the library for year 7 and 8 are the latest two Henderson's Boys titles; The Escape and Eagle Day by Robert Muchamore.
Come in and reserve these now, they will be available for issue from Week 3 of Term 1.

The Escape: Takes place as Hitler's army advances towards Paris. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents...

Eagle Day: Hitler has conquered France and now he intends to defeat Britain, a young group of refugees led by British spy, Charles Henderson, faces a stark choice. To head south into the safety of neutral Spain, or go north on a risky mission to sabotage the German invasion plans.

If you love these books you will be interested to check out the Cherub Campus web site for lots of information and character profiles and bonus stories related to the series of books.

Welcome to our Library Blog

Welcome to our new library blog. This is a new and exciting time for the library so keep checking back here for what is happening in the library. If you know how to subscribe to a blog you might like to do that.

This is where you will find out what new titles are in the library, you may like to make suggestions of books that you would like to see on the shelves.