Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kids Book Review

I came across this blog Kids Book Review, and thought you might like to look at it.  It has great information about book reviews, your favourite authors and other information.

Here's what I liked..

Dr Seuss Fun Facts

  • Real name: Theodor (Ted) Seuss Geisel
  • Ted was not only an author, he was also a cartoonist, animator, book publisher and artist.
  • He wrote under many pen names including Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg (Geisel spelled backwards), Rosetta Stone and Theophrastus Seuss.
  • His most famous books are The Cat in the HatGreen Eggs and HamOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!Fox in Socks andHorton Hears a Who!
  • Dr Seuss never had children of his own.
  • The books of Dr Seuss have sold over 222 million copies and have been translated into 15 languages.
  • One of the trademarks of his artwork is 'no straight lines'.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Introducing the Summer Reading Programme

Please click on this link to find out further information from the Waimakariri District Library website.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pick from our preloved library books, from the boxes in the school office area.  
Cash only please.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Margaret Mahy has died

We are all very sorry to hear that one of the worlds best children's book writers,  has died yesterday, at the age of 76.

Some facts about Margaret Mahy:
  • Margaret Mahy wrote her first story at the age of 7.
  • Her first book was 'A Lion in the Meadow', published in 1969.
  • In 1976, she became the Children's Librarian at the Canterbury Public Library.
  • She became a full-time writer in 1980.
  • She is the author of more than 120 books.
  • Her books have been translated in to 15 different languages.
Check out her biography, her books, and her many awards,  at the Christchurch City Libraries website by clicking on this link  Margaret Mahy

We would love to hear which Margaret Mahy book is your favourite, so don't forget to leave a comment..

Monday, July 23, 2012

It's a Book! Book Trailer

Check this out!  Love this book, keep an eye out for it in the New Book section in our library!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reading for the Holidays...

Don't forget that you can visit our wonderful Waimakariri District Library over the holidays!

or check out this website by clicking on the link below for e-books

Use the drop down menu on this website to select age group of reader, book type etc.  


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What do you think of our new mat area...

Thank you Gary, our amazing caretaker for creating our new mat area, it looks incredible!  
These also match those in our newly decorated library foyer.
Aren't they just gorgeous!

Look at our wonderful Art on display

As the term draws to a close, we have been lucky enough to have these beautiful paintings by Room 3 on display in our library. Thank you so much,  they look amazing.  If you haven't checked them out, come and see them next term.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Congratulations to the NZ Post Childrens Book Award Winners

The 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards winners are:

New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year
Nice Day for a War
by Matt Elliott and illustrated by Chris Slane
(HarperCollins Publishers)
Children’s Choice Award
The Cat’s Pyjamas
by Catherine Foreman
(Scholastic New Zealand)

Best First Book Award
Super Finn
by Leonie Agnew
(Scholastic New Zealand)
Picture Book category winner
Rāhui (Maori version)
by Chris Szekely translated by Brian Morris and illustrated by Malcolm Ross
(Huia Publishers)
Rāhui (English version)
by Chris Szekely and illustrated by Malcolm Ross
(Huia Publishers)
Honour Award - Picture Book category
Shaolin Burning
by Ant Sang
(HarperCollins Publishers)
Non-Fiction category winner
Nice Day for a War 
by Matt Elliott and illustrated by Chris Slane
(HarperCollins Publishers)

Honour Award - Non-Fiction category
Digging Up The Past: Archaeology For The Young & Curious
by David Veart
(Auckland University Press)

Junior Fiction category winner
Super Finn
by Leonie Agnew
(Scholastic New Zealand)

Honour Award Junior Fiction category
The Travelling Restaurant 
by Barbara Else
(Gecko Press)
Some of these books are already in our wonderful library for you to read.  Check out the overall winner 'Nice Day for a War' now.  It is in the Non-Fiction section 940.4 and Picture book 'The Cat's Pyjama's in the Picture book section F.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards time again...

Check out the finalists in the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards by clicking on this link below:

Vote and be in to win $500 worth of Booksellers Tokens for you, and $500 for our school by clicking on the vote button and completing the voting form. Please note that you can vote once only and must be of school age.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Thank you to Room 4!

We all love your art on display in our library, they look fabulous!
What gorgeous fish collages!
Love these 'Wild Things 'collages!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live by

Dr. Seuss Quotes
[Via: 30 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live By]

What do you think? What's your favourite quote? Do you read our Quotable Quotes section on our blog?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Look what we bought with our Scholastic Book Fair Reward!!

These are all the books which we were able to pick with the money earned from our 
Schoolastic Book Fair!  Thank you to all of you who bought books and helped during the fair!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

YAHOO!!! The Scholastic Book Fair is Here!!!

Come and join us at the Ashley School Library!

There are a great selection of books, and they are all reasonably priced. 

The more books you buy, the more books that our School can buy! 
We also have posters, erasers, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, key rings and hand pointers.

So come on in between

8:15 - 9:30 am
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Monday - Friday

And YES we have EFTPOS available!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Ashley School!

Tell EVERYONE to come and buy books at our School Book Fair!

Ashley School will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair this year during 
12-16 March!
        So mark this in your diaries folks.

If we sell lots of books to you, it means we can buy lots of books for our library!

We would really appreciate some parent volunteers during this week between these daily times:
8:15-9:30 am
2:30-3:30 pm

Please come and see myself or Tanya if you are interesting in helping.
Thanks Jan