Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Scholastic Book Fair Term 4 2017

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Coming to the Tamahere School Library soon.................

Term 4
Monday 30th October 2.30-6pm
Tuesday 31st October 2.30-6pm
Wednesday 1st Novemember 2.30-6pm

Every book that is purchased helps us get free books for our library

Did you know?.......................

A study of more than 70,000 children across 27 countries revealed that children who grew up in homes with many books receive 3 years more schooling than children from book less homes.

Reading aloud videos

Reading aloud videos

Storyline Online
A streaming video presentation of actors reading books aloud.
Each book is accompanied by activities and lesson ideas.

Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White
Clark the Shark read by Chris Pine

Others online
Image result for going on a bear hunt storyMichael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt 

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B.J. Novak | The Book With No Pictureshttps://youtu.be/TNC7o5P0aDE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Speed Booking

Pukatea 14 having a go at Speed Booking

Six stations were set up around the library. Some fiction and some non-fiction. The students had  3 minutes at each station to select a book that looked interesting to them. They then wrote a little about that book and answered a few key questions.
Would you read this book?
Would you recommend this book to your friends?
Comment about the book?
Fun was had by all and many students went away with a book they might not have otherwise read or noticed.
A special thanks to Mrs Singleton for the wonderful idea

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Finalists announced for 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults


Check out the finalists

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Click of the link below

Finalists announced for 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults




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Sunday, March 19, 2017

13 storey-treehouse show LIVE in Auckland

Check out the dates and prices Click on the link
Auckland Live presents a CDP Kids production

The 13-Storey Treehouse

A play by Richard Tulloch
Based on the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse?! Especially a 13-Storey Treehouse that has everything, including a bowling alley, a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry.
Andy and Terry live there, create stories together and have a series of completely nutty adventures.
Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into an incredible play. AND YOU’RE INVITED!
There’s just one problem. They forgot to write it! And where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys and a giant gorilla? Luckily they have a box full of costumes and props, some pretty awesome technology and a truckload of imagination! 
Quote marks One of the cleverest, funniest and most interesting plays I have seen. Quote marks
Armadeep Gill, age 9 - TimeOut
Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), The 13-Storey Treehouse has sold out at Sydney Opera House and around Australia. The Auckland season is brought to life with a seriously funny cast and magical moments of theatrical wizardry.
Just remember to USE YOUR IMAGINATION!
“It’s got the same feeling as the book, which is all the fun of inventing things and creating them and then them going out of control” says author Andy Griffiths, who has won over 50 children’s choice awards and been on the New York Times bestseller list. “There’s a lot of joy and fun.”
The New Zealand season features an all-Kiwi cast, with Damien Avery as Terry, Ryan Dulieu as Andy and Elle Wootton playing Val the Stage Manager.

Auckland Live would like to acknowledge the support of: 

NZ website celebrating children's literature

Check out  The Sapling, the brilliant New Zealand website celebrating children’s literature.

My name is Sarah Forster and I’m one of the editors, alongside Jane Arthur, of www.thesapling.co.nz, which I’m guessing most of you will know is a brand-new website created to talk about children’s literature. We will cover everything from board books to YA books, in a variety of formats - essays, interviews, reviews and more.
We are already very proud of what we have created, and we hope you have had a chance to look around the site. Here is Kyle Mewburn’s plea for a Children’s Laureate, Nina Powles’ tribute to Hermoine, and Kate De Goldi’s love letter to public libraries as a starter. And an interview between David Elliot and Gavin Bishop for another.

“The Sapling is a website all about children’s books, because books grow humans. We take kids’ lit seriously, and we show it by commissioning essays, interviews, reviews and even crafts from some amazing kiwi writers and illustrators. You can find us at www.thesapling.co.nz