Lots of new books arrived over the summer and many of you have already enjoyed reading them.
We’ve also started to recruit our Library Monitors. The response was overwhelming!! Unfortunately, we cannot fit everyone in our timetable, so those children who could not join up this term, will get their turn next term. Our new library monitors will receive a training first this Monday lunch time, to learn all about the library, our library system Destiny and how to assist other children in the library. They will certainly learn a lot from this experience and it’s a big help for us!
Summer Reading Competition
We had lots of entries for our Summer Reading Competition! Everyone who participated will receive a fantastic pin button in the next few weeks!! All your points have been counted and I’m very pleased to announce that AKHA is the great winner!! Well done AKHA!!!
Here are the house points:
1st place: AKHA 200 points
2nd place: YAO 153 points
And a shared 3rd place: KAREN and LAHU 123 points
Well done to everyone!!
Books of the Week
For younger readers:
‘Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed’ by Barbara Park (age 6+)
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B. knows there’s no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.’s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right—what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes to sleep, the monster might see her feet hanging down. And he might think her piggy toes are yummy little wiener sausages!
Note: full series available from the library
For older readers:
‘One for the Murphys’ by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (age 10+)
Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future.
New in Non-Fiction
Our Values series by Crabtree Publishing Company – a fantastic series looking at life values. Perfect for a young audience with large bright photos and clear, simple phrases.
An example of an Our Values book is My Family:
Family is made up of the people we care about. Young readers will learn that a family is made up of the people we are related to, as well as other people we care about and people who serve as our role models.
All reviews and photos credit to Amazon.com