Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Challenge up date

Well I Admit defeat !

I HAVE read over 100 picture books, So YAY !!!

However I have not enough spare time to get ten read each and every night - so from now on it will be 10  books when I can get to them.......

I hope you all have taken  up the challenge to up the amount you read on a daily basis!!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

SLANZA Conference report

Hi All,

Boy what a conference it was - in Balclutha 16-17 October.
Librarians from All over NZ and one even from Tonga came together in the big smoke of Balclutha.
We had some amazing/inspirational speakers and lots of good treats to eat... Networking with like minded library colleagues. This was a great conference and it was very well run.

Tanya Batt
- Authour and Storyteller extraordinaire!!!!   Such enthusiasm, talent and fire in a tiny package - her storytelling had all of us (105) in hysterics and even had some of us helping out with her tales.  
If you EVER get the chance to witness this amazingly talented woman DO IT - don't miss out on her exuberance and talent.

Julie Woods
- "That Blind Woman" 
- WOW - this was a personal highlight for me.
Inspirational and motivational to say the least. Her talk gave us goosebumps and made us all think Yes   "WHY NOT" instead of NO, no way!!!!!

Bob Docherty - "Bob's Books"
This man is a legend - his talks / reports on books he has read make the books fly off the shelves!! 
His memory retention and reading ability is outstanding 
His job is to read books, then report on them and you are never bored,  but are left wanting more of what he has read !!!

These are only 3 of the 9 speakers we had over the two days. It was a full conference and I made loads of contacts. We Libarians are a great group of creative people and I am happy to be one of them. 

Have ideas galore for displays - Watch this space :)

Day 2 of term 4 Challenge

1.Pi-shu  by John Butler
A story of changing times and Panda's - Lovely story and pretty pictures

2. Lucky Mucky Pup by Ken Brown
Funny, fast paced story and illustratios

3. When Henry caught Imaginitis by Nick Bland
Great use of Black and white - with Splashes of colour !!!

4. Leaves for Mr Walter by Janeen Brian and David Cox
I enjoyed this story! Kids can teach us so much - never to old to learn or to rethink!
Unfortunately I couldn't locate a piture for this book.

5. Whatever by William Bee
Loved this book - made me giggle!!!

6. My Dad's a Drago Catcher by Tanya Batt
Fast paced reading Great pictures !
7. Jane and the Dragon by Martin Baynton
This story has been made into a cartoon TV series.

8. Why Can't I Fly? by Ken Brown
Funny Pictures - a story to make you laugh!

9. Hector An Old Bear by Dorothy Butler
Made me remember my Tigger toy - great memories!
Couldn't locate the picture of the cover for this one.

10. Come away from the Water, Shirley  by John Birmingham
Unusual story but the illustrations create the balance between the adults and child.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Term 4


Term 4 - 2014

Day 1, for term 4, 10 picture books p/day challenge

Anyone keen to join in and try it - 4p/day or 5/day?? 

1. Courtney by John Birmingham
Quirky, interesting illustrations. I would love a dog like Courtney - wouldn't you

2. Not like that like this!  by Tony Bradman
Bright colours, funny silly story

3. Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Great fast paced rhyming story and we all could learn from this book!!!

4.  An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone
A gentle story about a lovely day out with sweet pictures
5. Twinkle by Nick Bland
A great adventure I am sure we would all love to have - beautiful illustrations

6. QPootle5 in Space by Nick Butterworth
Not my cup of tea but the pictures are great.
 I can see how boys and alien hunters would love this book

7. Birthday Rain by Dorothy Butler
I LOVE this story, it brought back lovely memories of my Grandparents.
Sorry - couldn't find an image of this book- will try and take a picture of it myself.

8. Jane and the Magician by Martin Baynton
I love dragons and magic so this is a favourite for me.

9. Potato Music by Christina Booth
Touching story how Music makes life better even, or especially, in time of War!!!

10. Gumdrop's Merry Christmas by Val Biro
The magic of Christmas in a story for all - great pictures.

Be sure to try some of our picture books
- you are NEVER too old to read a picture book !!!

Have a great day!!!