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A new series from the author of “Exploding Endings”….Tim Harris

Book 1 in a new series by Tim Harris….Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables.

When Mr Bambuckle arrives, laughs, thrills, silliness
and imagination are guaranteed to follow!
He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol.
I heard he swam in piranha-infested waters in the
Amazon.
He lets us use our phones in class!
Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?
I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia.
My mum says he used to be in the circus.
He’s the only teacher who cooks us breakfast.
The class in Room 12B has a new teacher, and
nothing is ever going to be the same . . .

Book 2  is now available in our library…………..Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back!

I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back.
Who will cook us breakfast now?
Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question.
Mr Bambuckle said I’m about to discover magic – but how?
There are some pretty strange things going on.
It’s almost as if Mr Bambuckle could hear us . . .

Miss Frost says discipline is the new order, but not if the class in room 12B has anything to do with it . . .

 

 

Tim Harris taught as a Primary School Teacher for 15 years and understands what kids like to read. These stories are very funny….why not give one a try ?

 

For ages 8+

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Book Tasting Cafe

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, 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.

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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!

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

 

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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.

https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html

 

I have also included a link to a video that briefly explains how to check if a book a student has read at home might have a PRC number and could be included.

 

Don’t forget that students can include 5 books that do not have a PRC number on their challenge as “Free Reads”.

Also, books that adults or siblings read to students can also be included.

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Become a computer programmer!

We have some great books on Coding & creating Games using Javascript, ranging from the very basics for kids, to more advanced.

If that’s your passion…….come in to the library and take a look at some of the books we have available.

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STEM Solves Fairytales

STEM Solves Fairytales: A new series in our library by Jasmine Brooke.

Fix fairytale problems using STEM Thinking (Science ,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ).

 

Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! This fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.

Read the story, try out the fun experiments and use your STEM skills to work out innovative ways to solve fairytale problems!

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For children aged 7+.

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David Walliams has just released his tenth children’s novel!!

Bad Dad is all about a father and son who take on the villainous Mr Big. It’s a riches to rags story that will have you on the edge of your seat and roaring with laughter.

Here’s a little flavour of the new novel, in David Walliams’ own words.

“Bad Dad is about a boy named Frank whose dad is thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery. Frank hatches a daring plan to break his father out of prison for the night so they can put the stolen money back. But will the evil crime boss Mr Big stop them?”

Available in our library now.

For ages 8 +

Bad Dad

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Cosentino

 

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The rabbits are in trouble! Meet me at the land of Lost Hats.-P

When Cosentino, the Grand Illusionist, receives a mysterious note, he discovers the evil two-headed King’s terrible secret. The King has locked up all but a few of the rabbits of Magicland in the Royal Zoo.

And tonight, he is going to have a marvellous feast. Everyone in Silver City is invited for a dinner of . . . ROLLED ROAST RABBIT! Cos needs the help of his friends to pull off this rescue!

 

A new book, following the first, very popular book by Cosentino & Jack Heath……..

RABBIT RESCUE

In our library now!

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A new exciting series by Mac Park

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A new series by Anh Do

 

Do you Love The “Weirdo”  and “Hot Dog” series by Anh Do ?

Check out Book 1 in  Anh’s  new exciting series …..Ninja Kid………”From Nerd to Ninja”

 

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Nelson’s a nerd! Unfit, uncool…totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he’s a NINJA! THE LAST NINJA ON EARTH!

How’s he going to save the world when he can’t even get his undies on the right way?! With the help of Grandma’s inventions and his wild cousin Kenny, can Nelson master his new ninja skills AND save Duck Creek?

 

In our library now!

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Movie Week

Many students from Kindergarten to Year 9 were involved in The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge earlier this year.

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools. 

As a reward, all students in Kindy-Year 6 who completed the Challenge will be invited to the Library next week( Week 5) for a movie, a drink and popcorn. We call it “Movie Week” in the Library.

Parents you would have received a note about this. Please return it if you have any concerns or questions.

Recently all High School students who completed the Challenge received a free Canteen lunch from Mrs Smith.

 

 

In the next few weeks, all students who completed the Challenge will also receive their certificates from The Premier’s Office.

Congratulations to all who took up the Challenge and completed it!

 

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