Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome to our Book Fair!

Look at all our new books!

Did you know that you can find a list of all our new library books, simply by visiting our Library OPAC and following the link to New Items?


Friday, July 04, 2014

For all parents - easy tips to encourage your children to love reading

 Does your child love reading?

Do you know how to encourage them?

Bob Docherty suggests 10 simple ideas for parents on how to encourage that love of reading. There may even be one or two tips that provide answers to things you've been wondering about - eg - should they be reading eBooks?

Read Bob's excellent article, 10 tips to encourage children to love reading, on The New Zealand Book Council's 'Booknotes unbound'.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Book Review - The Fault in our Stars - John Green

Book: The Fault in our Stars
Author: John Green

Rating: ****
Age: 12+

I really enjoyed this book because you never knew what would happen next. I could never say, “This will happen next,” because something dramatic always happened and that excited me and made me not want to put the book down.

Hazel had lung cancer for about 5 years and is free of any cancer for 18 months. Hazel goes to a cancer support group to help her with cancer depression, when she meets a handsome teenage boy, Augustus Waters.

I have found some humour and some sadness in this book and my favourite parts were the phrases ( encouragements ) they used, to express how they felt at times. For example, "Good friends are hard to find but impossible to forget."

I would recommended this book for 12+ and adults would also enjoy it. I give this book 4 stars out of a 5 star rating because I really enjoyed reading this book and I am now interested in all the rest of John Green's books.

By Libby