Category Archives: Fiction

Longer chapter books, usually only illustrated with a cover photo, these books are good for readers who are growing in confidence.

Book Club visits to Timaru District Library

At the start of this term our senior room book clubs took a trip to the Children’s and Teen’s library in Timaru to find some great books to recommend for others to read and potentially for us to buy for … Continue reading

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Adam models a fab prize for Timmy Failure fans

Ever since Adam wrote “the Timmy Failure books” in our library request book they have become a must-buy every time a new one comes out. This time we were lucky enough to win a copy from my favourite book blogger … Continue reading

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Old favourites still being enjoyed – Little House series

Zoe and Kelsey-Anne decided to create an impromptu display today about this series of books that they love – The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura grew up at the end of the 19th century in America, at … Continue reading

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The Midnight Gang by David Walliams – new book in the library

If you are expecting a strong line up of characters, some good, some bad and some hilarious goings on and catastrophic problems to overcome then you won’t be disappointed. If you are a fan of David Walliams books then you … Continue reading

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Skulduggery Pleasant – Jasmine and Samantha loved it!

Jasmine and Samantha have enjoyed starting this series of books for Book Club this term and here is what they told the other year 7 and 8s about it: Jasmine Skulduggery Pleasant is an amazing book filled with magic. I … Continue reading

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Room 2 show how to celebrate Roald Dahl 100 in style

We have been celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl this term and Room 2 have really entered into the spirit of the whole thing. They read The Twits as a class and have been borrowing all of our library stock … Continue reading

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Wishing you a Gloriumptious Roald Dahl Day!

Today it is 100 years since the birth of one of the most celebrated children’s authors of all time, Roald Dahl. We love Roald Dahl books at Beaconsfield and they are so enjoyable that we can read them over and … Continue reading

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Some of our Room 4 book club students are reading Brian Selznick’s books this term and we are LOVING them! Brian has used his incredible gift for drawing to write a story which moves swiftly along using both words and … Continue reading

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Room 5 Book Clubbers review their Term 2 books

All of these books are available from the school library. The Book Clubbers were asked the following questions to try to help them explain how they felt about the books they read in term 2. Find out what they thought … Continue reading

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Opportunities to vote for your favourite books

Do you remember that we voted for our favourite books for the Children’s Choice? Some of our favourites made it to the shortlist – although not all of them surprisingly. Peace Warriors did not make the cut and that featured … Continue reading

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