Monday, May 31, 2010

Poll: How many books do you read?

How many books do you usually read, just for your own enjoyment?
More than 1 book per week
1 book per week
1 book per fortnight
1 book per month
1 book every couple of months
1 book every 6 months
Less than 1 book every 6 months

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dr Seuss Books Jigsaw Puzzle

Click this image to go to the puzzle at Jigsaw Planet.

If you are like me, you love Dr Seuss books - I have a shelf full of them at home!

I found a great photo of a few of the Dr Seuss
books, and thought I would turn it into a jigsaw puzzle for you. The puzzle has 63 pieces and took me 18:17 minutes to complete the first time. How long will it take you? (Tip: The puzzle does not take up the whole screen, and is portrait-shaped, not landscape).

If you'd like to do an easier 20 piece version of the same puzzle, click here: seuss.

Try the puzzle and then post a comment to tell us your favourite Dr Seuss book. Please leave your first name and age with your post.

Puzzle Image Attribution: Image: 'SEUSS!'

Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards have been announced today. You can view the full list of winners here.

Picture Book and New Zealand Post Book of the Year: Old Hu-Hu by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll.

Honour Award: The Word Witch by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by David Elliot and edited by Tessa Duder.

Non-fiction: E3 Call Home by Janet Hunt.

Junior Fiction: The Loblolly Boy by James Norcliffe.

Young Adult Fiction: Blood of the Lamb: The Crossing by Mandy Hager.

Best First Book Award: The Bone Tiki by David Hair.

Children's Choice Award: The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, illustrated by Katz Cowley.

Have you read any of these books? If so, please post us a comment to let us know which book/s you've read and what you thought of them.

Friday, May 07, 2010

New magazine - National Geographic KIDS

Come and check out the new magazine in the library, National Geographic KIDS.

New titles in the library

We have approximately 30 new books in the library, something for everyone. They are for browsing only at the moment but come in and have a look and you can reserve the book. You will find them on the display stands.

The NZ Post book awards will be announcing the winners on 19 May 2010. Some of the finalist books are circulating the classrooms, some are in the library. Come in and see!