Friday, May 24, 2013

The World of Graphic Novels

What are Graphic Novels?  Stories told with pictures and words, in a sequence.  Our latest library display is all about the great graphic novels we have in our library - from classics like Tintin and Asterix, to traditional stories like Treasure Island, and even newer fiction such as Artemis Fowl.   We will also have some great new graphics over the coming weeks, check out the New Book Stand!  Comics certainly have evolved, and there really is something for everyone..... come and have a look!

Here is a link for adults who want to know a little bit more about graphic novels, and how they add to the richness of reading and learning!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Children's Choice Award - it's your vote that counts!

Now that you have all had a chance to see the finalists in this year's NZ Post Children's Book Awards categories... it's time to vote!  Click on the link below to get to the voting form, or vote as a class in library time this week.....
...and remember, one lucky person will win a prize of a $500 book voucher for themselves, and another one for their school library!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Michael Buckley, who wrote the NERDS series of books, has a great video on Youtube explaining how he writes and why. He is a very funny man, and if you haven't read the books, give them a try!  Great for Year 4 readers and up, who like humour and crazy action.

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(....Look out for the movie, starting production soon...)
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

'A Great Cake'


The first week of the new term is a good time to come and spend some time with the NZ Post finalist books on our display.
They are all great books, and some of them are really creative and unusual.  In a couple of weeks, you will get to vote for your favourite book - but in the meantime, here is Tina Matthews, the author of one of the picture book finalists, reading her story for us.


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