Monday, 31 August 2015

Prize books gifted to Wanaka Primary School Library from Upstart Magazine

Books from UPSTART magazine

Circus Mirandus by Cassie beasley
Micah's beloved grandfather is sick,  
but all is not lost.
Years ago, he visited a mysterious
circus where he was promised a miracle
by a man who could bend light.

WARP: the Forever Man by Eoin Colfer
You can't outrun your own history.....

Still trapped in Victorian London, FBI agent Chevie Savano is determined to help her friend Riley find his long-lost brother.
But the WARP wormhole has other ideas...

Lights Out! by Susannah McFarlane

Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10.
She goes to Spy School.
It's time for night mission training.
But Emma is a little scared of the dark.....

Bloodtree Chronicles: Sanspell by Elizabeth Pulford

3 Strange Clues
3 Drops of Blood
3 Deadly Spells

In a race against Dark Forces and armed only with
her great-grandfather's time locket,
Abigail enters the Silvering Kingdom to save the Bloodtree
and its stories from certain doom.

Mouselets in Danger by Thea Stilton

For the first time ever.
Mouseford Academy is offering a course in outdoor skills,
and it's being taught by the athletic, adventurous Bruce Hyena!!
All 5 Thea Sisters sign up, 
along with the Ruby Crew.
But when a terrible hits during the two-day
outdoor challenge, there are mouselets in danger!
Who will come to the rescue???

Minions- Book of the Film

Since they first appeared, Minions have searched the planet 
for the right villain to be hteir master.
In their hunt for the perfect leader, thery have served dinosaurs,
kings and even monsters.
But it's time for a new master...
If only they can find one!!!!

Andrew Zimmern's bizarre world of food: Brains, bugs & blood sausage

I've said it before and I'll say it again:
the best experiences you will ever have as a traveler require getting off your bottom 
and spending quality time with real people in real towns, 
cities and villages.
I prefer to do it by experiencing food and sharing culture.
So come and join me as I travel across the globe
and experience the most bizarre food one can find.

Ant-Man: the Novel inspired by the film

The secret behind the spectacular Ant-Man suit is in danger from
a new generation of towering threats.
Armed with teh astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength,
master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero
to help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the suit

The Seventh Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy by Geronimo Stilton

I, Geronimo Stilton, was so excited to find myself
in the Kingdom of Fantasy for 
a seventh time.
Blossom, the Queen of the Fairies,
needed me to find the seven enchanted charms before
the Wizard of the Black Pearl could get them!!!

Travels of an Extraordinary Hamster by Astrid Desbordes

Fun Fun Fun Fun FunFun

The Bad Guys - episode 1 by Aaron Blabey

Mr Wolf. 
Mr Shark. 
Mr Snake. 
Mr Piranha.
They're Bad Buys, 
everybody knows that!
and well... just BAD.
But these guys want to be HEROES.
And they're going to prove it by doing good deeds...
Whether YOU want them to or not.!!

Buckle up fo rthe funniest, naughtiest and coolest book you'll ever read.
It's time to meet the

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Thank you Ben for nominating me for Star Librarian

Star Librarian - Sara Davis

“My school librarian, Sara Davis from Wanaka Primary School is kind,
fun and friendly.
She is always welcoming and has a nice smile. Sara lets us come into the
library any time to read,
play board games and work. The library is always tidy, bright and colourful.
“She reads us awesome stories including her own book. Yes, that's right - Sara is a children's
Her great book is called Queasy Kea. Story time during lunch is very popular
because Sara reads with great expression and asks lots of questions about the story.
“She has some fun ideas too, like ‘Blind Date with a Book' on Valentine's Day.
Sara wrapped up interesting random books and included a brief description about the
book on the wrapping.
Then students got to choose any wrapped book to take home and read. It was a cool surprise
to discover a great book called Pirates' Cove.
“My teacher said Sara often works extra hours and is an extremely confident librarian.
She is always helpful if you need to find a book. She chooses fantastic books for our library.
 “Our star librarian teaches year 5 and 6 library leaders to scan books, check shelves and be
welcoming to visitors to
the library. Sara has created a school library blog where you can find students' book reports and
 interesting things about our school.
“Sara runs a ‘Secret Book Club' to help struggling and reluctant students to enjoy reading.
Sara is definitely an awesome star librarian”

- Ben McMurray, 8, Wanaka

Ben McMurray and Sara Davis

Monday, 3 August 2015

Max's Book Report

Title                                     Main events
                                         Something odd appears in
George & the Unbreakable                  the night sky in George and
code.                                                     Annies telescope. Then next
                                                             all the computers in the world get
Author                             hacked.  George and Annie travel
Lucy & Stephen Hawking.                  into space and find the evil computer                                                             scientist Alioth Merak and his Quantum
omputer is the cause!

A univesity town called                            
Foxbridge and Space.                             

George Greenby,                                           I like the book
Annie bellis,                                                  because I am interested
Cosmos the computer,                                   in science and the book tells you a lot about science
Evil Scientist                        
Alioth Merak,
Georges Mum and
Dad and Annies Mum                                 BY Max
And Dad

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Sam's Book Report

Title: Licorice Shorts

Author: Margaret Clark.

Setting:The story was set at the show grounds

Characters: Jesseca, Jazza, Filo, Filo's Uncle Mike, Haly, Simmo, Ben and Jamie.

Main Events: Filo ditched Jesseca in front of the whole class.
A storm came and started to blow away all the tents.
Uncle Mike had a heart atack.
Problem: Uncle Mike goes to get more showbags and has a heart atack 

I liked the book because there was a heap of action.