After our half-term break we will start collecting book donations for our Used-Book Sale that will take place during Primary Book Week (week commencing 19 March). If you have any books at home (for both children and adults) that are in good condition but that you no longer have space on the shelf for, please feel free to donate them to the library by putting them into the boxes provided. House points will be given to everyone who donates books so make sure that your name and House are clearly indicated on your donations. All proceeds from the Used Books Sales will be donated to our chosen charity.
Books of the Week
Great for story-time (age 4+): “The tale of a naughty little rabbit” by Beatrix Potter
This is the story of Peter Rabbit, a naughty rabbit who doesn't listen to his mother and sneaks into a nearby garden. In the garden, Peter stumbles across a grumpy farmer and loses his shiny shoes and his new blue coat. He escapes - but not without a few hair-raising moments of danger!
For younger readers (age 6+): Sugar Plum Ballerina: Sugar Plums to the Rescue!
Jessica is worse than worried when she learns that the Nutcracker School of Ballet might lose its lease! Life just wouldn't be the same without the ballet classes she shares with her Sugar Plum sisters. Her problems mount when she rescues an adorable stray kitty on her way home from class. The animal shelters can't take the cat for weeks, so Jessica hopes the cat can live at the Nutcracker School in the meantime.
For older readers (age 8+): The wind in the willows adapted by Richard Cuddington based on original story by Kenneth Grahame.
A delightful re-telling of one of Britain's best-loved books, aimed deliberately at younger children. Richard Cuddington's verse rendition of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is the perfect introduction to a volume of stories which has enchanted generations of readers with its timeless evocation of life 'along the river bank'. All the well-known characters are here: the Mole, the Water Rat, Badger, Otter and, of course, the larger-than-life and utterly irrepressible Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The author has retained all the verve and energy of the original tales, together with the chapter titles, but simplified the language in order to make them more accessible to the younger reader. Mole's frightening visit to the Wild Wood in the depths of winter and the colourful adventures of Toad take centre stage in a bubbling, rhythmic verse that drives the ebullient narrative forward so that there is never a dull moment.
Non-Fiction (8+): 8000 Awesome Things You Should Know by Miles Kelly
This incredible reference resource covers eight subject areas and provides 8000 bulleted facts. There are 800 panels, each containing an illustration and ten key facts, star facts and news flashes. Covers: dinosaurs; prehistoric life; sharks; insects; birds; mammals; ancient history; modern history.
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Winners Bookmark Competition Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Valentine's Day Bookmark Competition. Congratulations to Destiny and Yun Jung.
All the participants are awarded 1 house point. All entries are on display in the Library so please pop in to have a look. A big thank you to everyone who participated in this event.