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, 31 May 2010

Waiwetu St Washers

Last Saturday Hailey, Hilary and Gabby washed about 15 cars to raise money to buy books for our brand new library. Aren't they amazing. We, in Village 22, are very proud of their efforts and challenge other children to think of a way to raise money for even more books.

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

New Zealand Post book awards results

20 May 2010

Results are in and I am very pleased to see Old Hu-hu by Kyle Mewburn won the Picture book category award as well as the New Zealand Post children's book of the year for 2010. 

The illustrations are beautiful and many classes shared this delightful and thought provoking book during their library visits. 

The wonky donkey  by Craig Smith won children's choice but if you want to find out the rest of the results check out the Booksellers website.


Monday, 10 May 2010

Margaret Mahy shares in the celebration

10 May 2010

Puffin books have just turned 70. They have published some of the best picture books throughout the years and you can check out some of them on their website. Be sure to take a look at their playground. Heaps of things to do.

They have just reprinted three of Margaret Mahy's  much loved and out-of-print books.
The witch in the cherry tree,  The boy who was followed home as seen above and The three-legged cat. Each of these will be in our library very soon but there are many, many more of her books in our library.

 Here's Margaret Mahy,  signing a copy of  The witch in the cherry tree for our school, assisted by her constant companion, Honey the dog. Margaret came along to the Children's bookshop in Christchurch to help celebrate Puffin's 70th birthday.
And here is where you can find out more about Margaret Mahy.

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Picking new titles

4 May 2010

Scholastic standing orders arrived today. These are new books sent out to subscribing schools.  One of the best things about this job is buying new books.
Alex is helping  choose titles to keep for our library.
It is thanks to everyone at school who buys books in the Scholastic Lucky Book Club that we get enough points to purchase many of the titles for free. 

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