The High School Book Chat group is gearing up for an epic battle of books. 8 books (or series) from a range of genres have been chosen, and 2 books at a time will be pitted against each other in a knockout competition…until only one remains. This book or series will be crowned the best! The genres are:
Round 1 – Fantasy
Who will eventually be crowned the winner???
Come to Book Chat on Tuesday at lunch to find out!
Weeks 6 & 7 were great weeks in the Library for Years 5 & 6!
The students were involved in a “Book Tasting” at our Carey Cafe.
What is a Book Tasting?
Our primary classroom in the Library was set up as a Cafe with checked tablecloths, placemats, candles,relaxing music and platters of books.
There were 11 Genre “Tasting Tables”.
Over a two week period, students were given 5 minutes at each Genre Table to “taste” the books on their platter and to keep a running record of any books they might be interested in reading in the future.
This was a great opportunity for students to become familiar with a wide variety of books that are in our library.
Students now have quite substantial future reading lists and many students discovered that they quite liked some books in Genres they didn’t think they’d be interested in.
Overall, it was a fun two weeks and a great success!
Siblings Abby and Jonah have a magic mirror that leads them into different fairy tales, from Snow White to Rapunzel to the Little Mermaid. In each fairy tale, Abby and Jonah accidentally mess up the story — find out what happens!
We’ve had a great start to The Premier’s Reading Challenge this year!
Many students have been seen reading before school, at lunch times and after school in the library to get ahead with their reading for The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge…….awesome!
This is just to remind everyone that all students in K-6 will be encouraged to complete this challenge before the end of August this year. Incentive Charts with student progress are on display in the Library. As students in K-6 have weekly Library lessons, we will be encouraging the students to keep reading until completion and monitoring their progress.
High School students in Years 7-9 who have completed the challenge in the past will also be encouraged to continue. However, monitoring, recording and handing in completed challenge sheets to library staff will be their own responsibility.
Many students ask if they can count books they have read at home towards their challenge. The simple answer is …YES!
Below is a link to the official NSW Premier’s Reading Website which has Booklists available , the rules and other information relating to this year’s challenge.
What if every time you made a choice that had a significant consequence, a new, alternate reality was created — the life that would’ve been had you made the other choice? What if those new realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities?
A boy named Atticus “‘Tick'” Higginbottom is a normal 13-year-old until he gets a letter from Alaska, signed ‘M.G.’ Tick learns that something deadly is about to happen and could result in the destruction of reality itself. Tick then follows clues and solves riddles in more letters, soon meeting new friends and journeying into other realities- alternate worlds that are created every time a choice is made. Not knowing what dangers lie ahead Tick and his friends take on a journey that could be life-threatening.
A Science Fiction series by James Dashner suitable for Young Adults.
This is a new series in our library by Sally Odgers. It is a light hearted adventure series with a positive message that is fun to read aloud. Printed with pink highlights throughout, varied fonts and comical illustrations, this book will appeal to young readers beginning to read chapter books.