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Library: 29 May 2017

30 May 2017

Just another friendly reminder about the returning Kinokuniya book sale on-campus in just two short weeks … Two fantastic Summer competitions for book lovers… Four more highly-recommended selections in Books of the Week for your consideration.

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Kinokuniya is coming back! From Monday 12th June until Friday 15th June they will be here from 7.30am until 4pm every day! Perfect opportunity to buy some summer reading!

Normally we combine the sale with our very own used book-sale. Unfortunately, due to the preparations for the new High School site we are unable to organise it for this term but it will definitely be back in Term 1!

Summer Competitions!!

As previously mentioned, we will be running two fantastic competitions again!

The first one is our Summer Reading Challenge!! It’s more or less the same as last year, with the exception that you now collect points and the House that collects the most points will win the competition! Everyone who participates will get a fab pin button upon return in Term 1!

Also, those children that like to join our summer reading challenge can borrow books over the summer.

Note: unfortunately we are unable to allow current Year 6 students (and above) to participate with the Reading Challenge this year due to the High School move. I promise, next year it will be available again to all!!

The second competition is new for this year: Read and Review it Forward! Did you like a book? Then review it and recommend it to a friend!! Each time you review or recommend a book you earn one point, which will go to your House. The House that has collected the most point will win the competition!! This competition is open to all students!

After half term we will send an email to all students/parents with more details as how to participate and submit answers for both competitions!

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Books of the Week

Early Years:
Some Bugs
By: Angela Diterlizzi

Grab a magnifying glass and come hop, hide, swim and glide through a buggy undergrowth world! Featuring insects including butterflies and moths, crickets and cicadas, bumblebees and beetles, this zippy rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior is sure to have insect enthusiasts bugging out with excitement!
 

Primary Fiction:
Far from Home
By: Berlie Doherty

A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victorian England.
When Jim Jarvis is separated from his sisters, Lizzie and Emily, he thinks he will never see them again. Now for the first time, the bestselling author of STREET CHILD reveals what happened to his orphaned sisters.

In Victorian London, Lizzie and Emily are left in the care of a cook but their story takes them to the mills of northern England. There, under the keen eyes of the mill owners, the girls are made to work in harsh conditions and any chance of escape is sorely tempting…

An incredible new STREET CHILD story based on the true experiences of Victorian mill girls.


Primary Non-Fiction:
See Inside: Ships (Usborne See Inside)
By: Conrad Mason

This title allows readers to discover what life was like in medieval Europe, from life on a country manor to the crowded streets of a developing town. On each spread a colour photograph shows objects in close-up detail.

 

High School Fiction (15+):
The Sky is Everywhere
By: Jandy Nelson

Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby--Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief--and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode.

Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart.

As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.

 

Book cover and review source: Amazon.com

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