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.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


23 November 2010

by Michael Morpurgo

This is a story told in three voices. Matt, his grandfather and Matt's best friend Aman.
Aman's story of his life in Afghanistan is awful. There is poverty and war and the struggle for survival. There is also the devotion of a stray dog, Aman names Shadow. There is life in England until Aman is snatched away and placed in Yarls Wood detention centre. There is so much in this book that you just need to read it to find out how wonderful it is.

Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant writer. Check out his site.

You can also take a look at an interview he did on why he wrote Shadow.

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Library open

17 November 2010

Finally we are open. We will have an official opening soon with guests and heaps of new books.
We are also waiting for a few things to arrive but its open for business.
First to arrive were the eager readers keen to try out the new library.
Then came Room 8 who gave it a thumbs up.


Thursday, 11 November 2010

Storytelling in the library

11 November 2010

Storytellers from the Christchurch city libraries are Making the most of our old library before we move into the new one. Zac and Megan delight the children with stories and audience participation. Just look at their smiles.
In a week or so we will be in our new library so it was a lovely way to end many already happy years in the old library.

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Shelving arrives

4 November 2010

The new shelving has arrived and is going up today. Won't be long now before we are moving the books in.