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, 26 June 2009

Amazon jungle

The Amazon jungle would be an amazing place to visit. However I am not so sure I would want to meet any of the huge spiders that live among the trees. Our latest display is all about the Amazon and the Amazonian Indians. Watch out for the snake!


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Splat the cat

© Rob Scotton, 2008

Splat the cat
is adorable. Here in his first book he is starting school. Another great book to share with your children before they start school.

© Rob Scotton, 2008

Love Splat is his next adventure where he wonders why a certain female friend keeps hitting him and then runs away. 

Thank you to HarperCollins publishers for granting permission to use the cover images. As our children learn the skills to becoming information literate it is important to be aware of copyright breaches. 

Rob Scotton is a wonderful author and illustrator with a fun website. We also have his Russell the sheep books. So pop in to the library or hop online to check out his website.

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Don't eat the teacher

Don't eat the teacher by Nick Ward is a great little book about starting school.
If you have a child about to start school then this will delight. We do have other titles on this subject to help the transition for new children.

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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Anthony Browne named new child laureate

Great news that author and illustrator Anthony Browne has been announced as the new British Child Laureate. This means he is one of the very best.
Here is where you can find out about Anthony Browne and his writing.
And yes we have lots of his books in the library.

Voices in the park
Into the forest
Willy and Hugh
Silly Billy

There are plenty more so just come on in and check one out.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

New library posters

Our library skills focus lately has been to remember to use paddles when searching through the non-fiction books. Room 19 came up with the idea of making posters to help children remember to use them. It does make life easier for everyone if books are put back in the correct place using the Dewey Decimal Classification.
Thanks to Matthew, Will, Ben, Anastacia, Jordan, Georgia and Zoe for these wonderful posters which are now up in the library for everyone to see.

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Monday, 8 June 2009

Transport display

A special thanks to Paul and his daughter, Sarah for putting together this display of new books.
As you can see the theme is all about transport - fast cars, bikes and big trucks. Speed along the track to a great non-fiction read.

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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Another birthday. The Gruffalo turns 10

 Julia Donaldson's delightful creature  the Gruffalo is 10 years old.
 He is so popular he even has his own website. Do check it out and help celebrate by having fun on his birthday.
You can also check out what the author is up to on her own site and see some of the other books she has written.
Don't forget to come into our library and see other books  Julia has written. Julia was out here in Christchurch some time back and she is indeed a very funny and talented author and performer.

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