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, 28 August 2009

Book review

Clarice Bean spells trouble 
by Lauren Child.

I think this book is really funny but in a clever way. Based on what happens in people's normal lives but with a bit of a twist. I recommend it for ages seven and up.
By Angela aged 10


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

39 CLues

On display this week are three of the first books in the 39 Clues series.
There are a number of different authors each writing these mystery books.
It is up to Amy and Dan Cahill to find the clues which are hidden all over the world. Will they or won't they?
If you don't find the answers you are looking for then hop online and check out the 39 Clues website.


Monday, 24 August 2009

Marc McBride

              23 August 2009

Marc McBride was in Christchurch on the weekend and some of us were lucky enough to see him in action.
He is the illustrator of many book  covers and most famous for the illustrations in the Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda.
Marc McBride writes his own books on drawing. If you want to find out more about him you can check the Scholastic site link.
He was amazing to watch and the picture above took him only an hour.

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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Andy Griffiths

12 August 2009
What an afternoon! All our year five and six students went to the Town Hall to see Andy Griffiths
He was so funny and so entertaining. We laughed so much our sides hurt.
We loved how he told us about his writing and how to make stories doing the opposite of what people expect.  
One example was about a baby and a dinosaur falling in love. So funny we couldn't stop laughing.

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Monday, 3 August 2009

Where the wild things are


Where the wild things are  by Maurice Sendak
(HarperCollins) This classic story has just been made in to a movie. You can check out the movie trailer for a sneak preview or you can read the book here in the library.

It is always better to read a book first before seeing the movie.

There is also a site with a delightful tribute to Maurice Sendak. Many illustrators have created their own art work inspired by Mr Sendak's most famous book. It is a very cool site to spend time browsing.

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