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Library Open Coffee Morning
When: Wednesday 15th February and Thursday 16th February
From 8am until 9.30am
Just a reminder that we are organising our very first Library Open Coffee Mornings. We’ve had some fantastic workshops in the past with regards to reading (organised by Ms Leanne and Ms Jane), so these mornings will be informal walk-in sessions, where you can meet the librarians, browse our extensive collection of books, ask questions with regards to (encouraging) reading, find out how to search/reserve books online using our system, and find out about recommended reading lists per age group.
If you are interested in coming, please fill in the Google form, which was sent to you by email or send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is in High School, you are of course more than welcome to come but to make things easier for you, I will be available during the High School parents’ consultations in March to give you the opportunity to ask me any questions you might have with regards to reading, books, etc.
Feel free to join us!
If you have a little one at home please feel free to join us every Tuesday at 8.15 am in the library for some nursery rhymes. It’s a lovely informal get together and a perfect way for your little one to get used to the school before he or she starts nursery. If you are thinking of joining us, please send a quick email with your interest to Mrs Astrid (email@example.com), so that she can ensure there’s enough snacks for everyone.
In addition, we are still looking for someone who can help out with the running of the playgroup, together with Mrs Astrid. If you are interested and are free every every Tuesday morning between 8.15 am and 9 am, please send her an email. Thank you.
Books of the Week
Early Years (age 5-7): Katie Morag and the new Pier
By: Mairi Hedderwick
A new pier is being built on Struay and everyone, especially Katie Morag, is very excited. The Islanders can't wait for all the changes they are sure the new pier will bring . . . But there is one person who's not so sure. Granny Island is worried that the old ways will be lost for ever . . .
Primary Fiction: I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story (I Funny)
By: James Patterson
Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson's bestselling I FUNNY series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet. After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn't looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
All 3 books in the serie “I Funny” are now available from the library.
Primary Non-Fiction (age 8-12): National Geographic Kids World Atlas
By: National Geographic
National Geographic's classic atlas for kids is now fully revised and updated, with a reduced trim that makes it easy to carry and easy to browse. Complete with geo-themed games, crosswords, picture puzzles and more, this is the atlas for today's young explorers, as well as the perfect homework reference source. National Geographic is committed to being the number one provider of the best atlases for young people of all ages. This new edition of the award-winning world atlas for kids includes the latest data, newest maps and graphs, a fresh and compelling design, and lively essays about the world and its wonders.
High School Fiction: Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2)
By: Angie Sage
It's been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle. But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering? Bringing fantasy to new heights, Angie Sage continues the journey of Septimus Heap with her trademark humor and all of the clever details readers have come to love.
All books in the Septimus Heap - Wizard Apprentice series are now available from the library.
Book cover and review source: Amazon.com