Category Archives: Non-fiction

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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Why not create something these school holidays?

I was very happy to receive this great photo of Tom and his balloon drag racer that he made yesterday. He found it in one of the books from our popular arts and crafts section of the library, The Boys … 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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Room 4 Book Club discover Anne Frank’s Secret Annexe

After following several characters through World War 2 our discussions turned to Anne Frank, whose diary published in 1947 became a world renowned account of a Jewish family protected and hidden from Nazi occupiers by brave Amsterdam residents. Some of … Continue reading

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Kyal and Emerson show us their amazing creations

Kyal made this amazing ship using a pattern from the Usborne Book of Paper Engineering. That took some real patience and Kyal proudly showed it to Room 2. Emerson made this cute little bunny that she made with the help of the … Continue reading

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Room 3 talk about some great books

Look at our great Room 3 Book Club students being very enthusiastic about the books they have been reading! Saoirse brought a great book from home called See under the Sea, and like the other books in the collection, it … Continue reading

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New Rugby Book for the new season

Some of you have been enjoying our sports books about Sonny Bill Williams, Benji Marshall and Steven Adams, so from the same author David Riley we have this great new book Rugby: The players, the skills and the style. David … Continue reading

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Room 2 Library visit

Room 2 had their first visit to the library for 2016, and I LOVED how enthusiastic they all were about the books they looked at together. We read one of our new books, I Love My Dog, and we all … Continue reading

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First to the Top – Hugo LOVES this book!

First to the top : Sir Edmund Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure by David Hill has been a very popular addition to the library. Hugo is one of Room 2’s super readers and he loves it because he is interested in … Continue reading

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The Very Important Godwit – NZ Bird of the Year!!

Who remembers reading this book in the library this year? We learned quite a lot about Godwits and how they migrate all the way to Alaska, stopping only once in China, and then after having a family fly all the … Continue reading

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