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Jackie Cameron
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2016 ahoy
Ahoy me hearties. Sail into the library in 2016.     Have you sent your holiday reading photos in yet?   I know many of you forgot to take them as you were so busy holidaying, but it's not too late. Why not pretend that you're still on holiday and snap a pi...
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Book Week 2015
Yay, no more sleeps, its BOOK FAIR time!       We couldn't wait to dive into the underwater world of our Book Fair when the library door opened on Monday morning.     It all looked so bright and exciting and there were HUNDREDS of new books for us to brows...
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Book week 2015
We do love our Book Fair!       We'd read the notices, saved our pocket money$$$ and finally Monday morning dawned. Our library was transformed into an underwater world,   we were surrounded by hundreds of fabulous new books and most of our parents said we ...
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Book Week 2015
Yay, no more sleeps, its BOOK FAIR time!        We couldn't wait to dive into the underwater world of our Book Fair when the library door opened on Monday morning.     It all looked so bright and exciting and there were HUNDREDS of new books for us to brow...
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Evaluating our fiction collection
Along with Room 11, we decided that many of our novels are sitting languishing on the shelves unread, unloved, taking up unnecessary shelf space, but why might this be? We discussed the concept of weeding - culling out and disposing of the unwanteds in our ...
Evaluating our fiction collection
Evaluating our fiction collection
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The value of reading aloud, even to our older students and children
  'It's well known that reading aloud benefits
infants, toddlers and emerging readers. Aside from introducing children to a
love of literature and storytelling, Writing contains more description and
typically adheres to more formal grammatical structures th...
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Author Stacy Gregg
Stacy Gregg is a finalist in the NZBook Awards with this book. She will be our visiting author this year. She has also won an award for a previous story in the Pony Club series  
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Book Awards update
Here are the finalists of the Childrens Choice Awards and Our 67 HQ students voted several of these books in! YOU, YOU and YOU can vote for the winners at this site! I know many of you are familiar with lots of these books although we don't have them all in...
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Two big WAHOOs in our library lives!
Firstly: A few weeks ago we received news of The NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. We were notified of a huge list of books that had been entered and asked if we could be a judge school. When we checked our data base we found that we had several...
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Gary Paulsen's story of becoming a reader and writer
We have several of Gary Paulsen's novels in our library. Here he is writing of a time in his past where a thoughtful librarian introduced him to his first book, and the impact that chance meeting had on his life.   Thanks to the Children's Bookshop for shar...
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