Tag Archives: Book Club

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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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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Oliver’s great review of the Gone series

This term Oliver continued reading the second book of the Gone series and the Room 5 book club enjoyed his weekly updates about the weird goings on that got steadily weirder as the book went on. Part of the role … 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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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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Book Club – A look at the Berghof from Boy at the top of the Mountain

Two of our book clubbers are enjoying John Boyne’s The Boy at the Top of the Mountain. A young orphan born to German and French parents finds himself in the lucky position of being adopted by his aunt and taken to … Continue reading

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Hugo presents David Walliams’ Grandpa’s Great Escape

  Hugo loves reading David Walliams books and so at Book Club we practised ways of telling others about the books we love to make them also want to read them. Here is what Hugo said about this book: Close your … Continue reading

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Room 5 Book Club – some challenging reads about challenging situations

These are the books that Room 5 Book Club students are reading this term, most based on children affected by World War 2. Many questions are raised in these stories, including some about which countries had Jewish people living in them … Continue reading

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Room 3 have some new book club members

This term some different students from Room 3 will be joining book club. Here is a photo of them at our first meeting: I knew we were going to get along wonderfully because at the very start the two Rileys … Continue reading

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