What to read this summer? Which book to offer to please for sure? Here are lists to help you decide.
Click here for information on where to get them.
Number 1 !
Here are Mount Aspiring College most read books per year level. These lists are a bit rough as they are simply reports from the database, sorry, but they definitely reflect the most popular reads. They are not all good literature and some content is debatable… that’s why kids love them!
Librarian’s choice lists are a mix of classic must-read books, award-winning or unforgettable stories.
Other Top books lists
Leave a comment below to recommend your favourite book!
Where to get these books
- From the town library, it’s free! Here is their online catalogue.
- From the local shop. You can phone to check if they have the book or order it.
- From Wheelers, our main online book provider, who offer book credits to our school when you order (choose Mt Aspiring College at the checkout).
- From Whitcoulls, who provided the excellent list above, have shops in Queenstown and also offer online sales.
- Amazon of course have all the books of the creation, new and used, but the freight is often doubling the price of the book and it only says it at the checkout. Be careful! Amazon also offers the widest range of ebooks, but here again be aware that they cannot be read by many ereaders (Kobo, Sony, Laser), only by Kindle ereaders. They can however be read on any Ipad or computer-like tablet or computer, using a Kindle App or reading on the cloud.
- Finally, Book Depository established in tax-free Guernsey Island has unbeatable prices on new books and freight is free!
Offer a book for Christmas!
New in the library!
Some QR codes are progressively added on the shelves to take you to selected book trailers. Book trailers are a short promotional animation or video that present a book. They are a great 2-ways bridge between the printed and online world.
Explore the library, scan and enjoy! You may need to download a QR code reader App on your phone first.
Here are many book trailer sites:
Here you’ll find more book trailer sites and learn how to make book trailers http://www.insideadog.com.au/teachers/book-trailers
Planning for Christmas, Wheelers, who is our favourite books provider, has prepared a selection of the best books of the year. Click on the image to choose.
At the checkout, you will be invited to select your organisation (Find Mt Aspiring College in the list) and Wheelers we will credit us with 10% of your total order value.
BookCovering4U is a New Zealand online retail store for specialized in book coverings films, tapes and a wide range of products to protect and care for your books. They provide high quality supplies which we use for the college’s library books. You too can protect, preserve and repair your books so that they endure the rigours of modern life and are treasured for years to come.
If you buy from them between 1 Dec 2013 and 28 Feb 2014, our school gets 10% of your order value to spend on library supplies from them! Just enter Mt Aspiring College at the online checkout.
A Year 8 student has found out what is the favourite book genre for Year 8 boys and girls.
Boys prefer by far Adventure stories, followed by Spy books (Cherub influence) then Horror, Humour and Fantasy genres close together.
Girls prefer Animal stories, followed by Adventure and Fantasy, then Spy, Mystery, Thriller genres close together.
Thank you Max for your interesting study. I promise to buy more books in these genres for our library.
Come to the library to borrow a horror book and be ready to tell a creepy story to your friends for Halloween!
- Grab a book from the Scary books stand, or
- Choose an author listed on the “read to survive” bookmark, or
- Enter one of these keywords in the catalogue…
Will you dare to open a thriller / thrilling book???
“Digital citizenship is the combination of technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe in the information age“. www.mylgp.org.nz
A digital citizen:
♦ is able to use the ICT tools not only for leisure but also for learning and work;
♦ knows how to find relevant information and how to assess it;
♦ is aware of the digital world challenges and knows how to stay safe;
♦ knows and applies copyright principles
♦ relates appropriately with others: communicate positively and honestly, respect privacy and freedom of speech.
Here at MAC, we practice digital citizenship at all levels.
♦ We have a cybersafety policy in place;
♦ Students are taughts a variety of softwares and encouraged to present their assignments in using them;
♦ Information literacy is taught actively, for example through this Prezi;
♦ Teachers and students practice blogging and facebooking together;
♦ Good communications skills are modeled and actively reminded.
♦ Parents information events are organised regularly.
This is an infographic presenting the risks of posting in social networks.
♦ NetSafe – Cybersafety and Security Advice for New Zealand http://www.netsafe.org.nz
♦ Digital citizenship resources for schools – http://www.mylgp.org.nz
♦ Report online incidents – http://www.theorb.org.nz
♦ Learn about computer security – http://www.netbasics.org.nz
♦ Cyberbullying information – http://www.cyberbullying.org.nz