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.

Monday, 30 November 2009

The Pencil of Doom

The Pencil of Doom is a great book written by Andy Griffiths. 
It is really funny and is full of ideas.
The Pencil of Doom is fun and easy to read.

Sarah Room 10

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Clarice Bean

We think these books are very funny and are really suited to people of any age.
Lauren Child is a very clever author and illustrator making these books very cool.
By Molly Harris and Daisy O'Connor.
Year 6


Wayside school series

The book that I think will be great for Christmas is the Wayside school series. 
It is funny and is easy and fun to read. I think they are great books.

Room 10
Year 6


Darius Bell and the Glitter pool

This is a fantastic book for kids age 8-10. It is a great book about a boy who is having a bit of trouble living up to his family name. It is a brilliant book to give for christmas.

By Angela, year 6


Donuts, Dreams and Drama Queens

This is a fun book for 9-12 year old girls. It is about the interesting and fun life of Bathshba Clarice   De trop. 
She has bad times and good times. Follow her and her best friend 
Keisha on a wild adventure as Bathshaba discovers some secrets beyond your wildest dreams.
It is a series with 3 books.  I reckon it is a fabulous book and so are all the others in the series.

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Guinness book of world records

                          Guinness book of world records 2010
I like the book because it has heaps of different wacky world records and we also like it because we scan through to try and find records that we may be able to break. Just like the one that  Sammy and I broke. It was the most leap frog jumps in one minute. The record was 45 and Sammy and I got 47. It was very tiring but it was fun when we did it!!

Year 6

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Guinness Book Of Records

The book of Guinness world records is an awesome book because we like looking at the crazy records we might be able to break . We  
 also like how there's a new series coming every year loaded with psycho brand records waiting to be smashed. 


Robot riot!

Another one of Andy Griffiths fabulously funny books! It's one of the best books I've ever read!

By Angela, 
Year 6


The indian in the cupboard

Great book!
love the imaginary world.
Megan room 10


Friday, 20 November 2009

Wonky donkey

20 November 2009

Today the whole school were lucky to be entertained by author, singer and song writer, Craig Smith.
Everyone was in fits of laughter as we listened to the wonky donkey song. The song  won the APRA children's song of the year in 2008 and has been made into a wonderful book. 
Everyone was absolutely delighted with his other songs too and it was one of the best assemblies we have had.
Here he is with Diane and Rory getting our book signed.


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

ESOL visit to the library

10 November 2009

Our visit to the Library

I went to the Library yesterday.

The picture books are on the bottom shelf.

I can borrow a book from Desna.

She is the Librarian.

I like reading some picture books at the Library. 

 By Yusuke

I have been learning about the library. I saw some Korean books in the ESOL box. I can borrow these books from the Librarian. I like to look at the picture books. 

  By Louie

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Monday, 9 November 2009

Pre-loved books sale

9 November 2009

This Wednesday afternoon  2.30 3.30 and Thursday morning 9.30 - 10.30 we will be selling off heaps of pre-loved library books. All profits are going towards our new school library which will be built in 2010.
Come and get a bargain. There will also be raffles of brand new books so come and try your luck.
See you there.
Pictured are some of the boxes of books for sale.


Monday, 2 November 2009

Sophisticated picture books

Take a close look at our sophisticated picture books. These books are ideal for any age. 
The stories have impact and the illustrations hold so much more than what you see at first glance.
There are hidden symbols, meanings and concepts that are worth spending time to enjoy.
There is a number of new ones on display in the library but don't forget the sophisticated books stand also for all the old favourites.

Especially good is anything by Colin Thompson.

The big little book of happy sadness
Random House 2008
  George is lonely but finds a scruffy dog just as lonely as he is in an animal shelter. It is a delightful story, both sad and happy. The illustrations are quirky which perfectly suit George and his grandmother.

2 November 2009

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