Fendalton Open-Air School Library Blog

Welcome to the Fendalton Open-Air school library blog. This is the place where reading for fun is our main focus. There are heaps of reviews, author and illustrator links, and book trailer links. There are games to play on the homework page and ideas for parents as well. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts.

Friday, 27 March 2009

My hero

My hero is my favourite author; Michael Morpurgo.
We were so lucky to have seen him talk when he came to Christchurch last year.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best children's books authors. In fact he was the Children's Laureate which is the best you can be. He has written more than 100 books.
I have  read many of them and loved them all.

Special favourites are:

The butterfly lion
I believe in unicorns
Kensuke's kingdom
The Mozart question
Kaspar : prince of cats

All of these and many more are in our school library. Check them out.
Have a look at his website too.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Heroes Quotes

"Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves." Carol Lynn Pearson

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." Benjamin Disraeli

"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." Will Rogers



Heroes is our school-wide  year-long theme.
 We will be covering everything from cartoon super-heroes like Spider-man, to famous New Zealanders, like Sir Edmund Hillary. 

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Friday, 13 March 2009

Reading Crusade

We have many children eagerly reading their six books as part of the Reading Crusade. Just because the challenge is nearly over doesn't mean you stop reading. There are some wonderful new books in the library and I have added a few more fun sites to play around with on the library blog.

Check out the author and illustrator sites for the latest additions. Four of our children were invited to visit Fendalton Public Library to meet two of the Crusaders rugby players. The children were buzzing with excitement and delighted with their goody bag and signed autographs from Jonathan Poff and Tim Batemen.