Wednesday, 27 March 2013

More more more new books !!!

Non- Fiction for both boys and girls this time !!!

Here we go !!

For our girls and yes some of our guys that love fashion and the possibilities that an "Op shop" or second hand shop can bring - Utterly Gorgeous Fashion by Natalie Abadzis is a must see, and work from to create your own fashions.
For our younger boys - Firefighters
How do firefighters train? What do they do in an emergency? What equiopment do fire engines have?
Read and discover the facts!!!

What were the first cars like? How fast can a supercar drive? What does a car's engine do?

Cautionary tales:
For children every where to warn of the perils of behaving badly and not doing what you're told. 

Give that back, Jack !

                 Don't be greedy, Graham.

                                                                      Don't be a bully, Billy.

                                                                Don't tell lies, Lucy!!

      Say please, Louise!!

Well there you have it - what will be on here next??????
Check back out and see :)

chow for now

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

WPS Reading Challenge - April/May 2013

Hi all !!!

Well the end of term is looming, boy where has that time gone????

I have decided to run a Reading Challenge - open to all classes at Wanaka Primary School, that will hopefully encourage kids to continue to read throughout the two weeks holidays!

Soon I will be asking  our classes for how many children will be interested in taking part - and then two weeks prior to end of term (which is only in two weeks time aaahhhh!!!! )from April 8th names and room numbers will be taken down and Reading Challenge Booklets will be handed out!

For this challenge I am extending the loans of any library books taken out during the last two weeks of school - for 5 weeks - to allow for time to get them back after the school holidays.

Please note that the resources from the Wanaka Public Library and home reading can also
be used to complete this challenge - all who take part have to have their own personal, achievable goal :)

There will be a small reward for all who take part and complete their Reading Challenge Goals!!!

Watch this space peeps!

chow for now - happy reading

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Lucy Davey - Authour Extraordinaire!!!!!

Today, March 20th 2013, we had the priviledge of a visit by Lucy Davey at Wanaka Primary School
- Who is Lucy Davey you ask ??

She is a Modern Day Mother of three, has a background in Science, Engineering and her talents now include childrens' song writing and is an Authour of several amazing picture books!!!!

Lucy Davey

Inspiring our children of Pods 1, 2 and 3 of Wanaka Primay School
Thanks for coming to Wanaka Primary School Lucy!!!!!!
You are a STAR!!!!

The Fidgety itch - it will have you "itching for more"

Fifi la Belle - cat with attitude

Fifi la Belle - time for a bath

Mr Mayor's Pavlova Palaver

Out of Bed Fred

Right royal Christmas

Fifi la Belle - ship's cat

Pandora's Potato Romp

Tarantula Boo!

     Lucy Davey is wonderful to watch when she is explaining where ideas come from, how a book comes into being to our two different sessions.
     She has a real knack when it comes to connecting with the different ages of kids within the two different sessions and the picture below shows some of the willing participants in a play she had them act out as she read her book Fidgety Itch.
     Throughout the whole two 40minute sessions the children were engrossed and all soaking up her words! It was fabulous to witness and her love of words is so contagious that I feel confident that she touched/inspired many today!!!

Session 1 - Fidgety Itch play, Pods 1, 2 &3
- as I said some very willing participants acted out her story as Lucy read it aloud to the whole group-
(sorry for the slightly fuzzy aspect - I am getting used to the digital camera)

You can check out more information regarding Lucy and her amazing books go to :    - I highly recommend it!!!!!

I had more photos but sorry to say none were in proper focus, sorry all!!
NOTE to self, practise with camera before it is needed and make sure that the battery is full, because the first camera's batteries died with 10 minutes of talk still to come  :(    

Hopefully I will get some of the other teachers photos up here A.S.A.P !!!   But if you ever get a chance to hear Lucy in person - take it because it was inspirational, fun and creative!!!!!

Again - watch this space
chow for now

Monday, 18 March 2013

Younger Readers NEVER FEAR: Green Spot Books!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great books for those just gathering confidence in reading :)
Bring on the Chapter Books!!! Wahoo...........!!!!

This series - Dinosaur Cove is a fabulous book for Boys or Girls that love Dinosaurs!!! Jamie and Tom have fantastic adventures when they find a "SECRET CREATACEOUS WORLD" that has never been explored!!!! Who wouldn't want to find out what happens here????
Another great series - boy oriented!
Alien Invaders - Let's get the boys excited about Books!!!!!

With titles like ZipZap, and Tanka how could these be boring....They Can't!!!!!

Petal's Story - Great for the girls!

Bruno's Story - will Bruno find a home??

So enjoy our new selection :)    
Watch this space for MORE, MORE, MORE.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Even More new stufffffff

Picture books -

Jennifer Jones won't leave me alone - very funny and bright
"She sits by my side. She shouts in my ear. She tells me she loves me. she calls me her 'dear'..."

"A Gloriously yucky story, with a wicked twist in the tale"

Great New Series for WPS Library

Another in the Oliver Nocturne series 

Any requests for books we just don't have yet or can't live without please comment or leave a note on my desk :)
Happy to help!!!!

MORE new Non-fiction books for OUR space!!!

Well as promised here as some more NEW titles for Wanaka Primary School Library!!!

Keep up if you can :)

Six New Non-fiction Books:
One colourful and clever cookbook by a New Zealander Nicholas Brockelbank.

The Berenstain Bears Non-fiction:

The Berenstain Bears get in a fight -
When two small bears don't get along, the Grown ups worry -
 what went wrong????

The Berenstain Bears go to the Doctor -
Take a deep breath. Stick out your tongue.
 Come and see Doctor Grizzly you you are young.
Mom and Dad are going out, Gramps and Gran are, too.
Who will stay home with the cubs?
Just anyone won't do...

The Berenstain Bears visit the Dentist - Taking good care of their teeth is something ALL bears do.
that's why Sis and Brother brush - and go to the dentist too.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The In's and Outs of our library

Hi One and all!!

Just a quick tour through our library for those of you that have not had the luxury of visiting in person our great space!!!
Wanaka Primary School outside entrance :)

Our Picture Book Area
The White dot reading
Non-fiction area

Our Library Study.


There you have it - our slice of paradise within the Wanaka Primary School - Happy Reading!!

March 2013 - New Titles In Our Space

NEW NEW NEW books for Our Library -

     The complete series of "The Magic School Bus Chapter books" and I mean complete - 20 chapter books all in the wonderful style of "The Magic School Bus".

     2 new RSPCA series for our Green dot section- A new home for Cocoa,  and Florence takes the lead.

Our White dot section we have the latest book for Thea Stilton - The Journey to Atlantis, and then we a book from the Nancy Drew Diaries - Curse of the Arctic Star.
      Picture book lovers never fear we have 4 books from Marvel, Origin Story series - Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor, Invincible IronMan and last but not least The Courageous Captain America!!!!

    So for March our shelves have some great new books - keep watching this space for more news and more new books!!!

chow for now