Starting next week… There will be:
♥ Scholastic Book Fair
♥ Book exchange
♥ Book Bingo
♥ Favourite book poster competition and whanau quiz
Click on the image to view the programme details!
How about you give a kick to your reading habits during the holidays?
Register below for a Reading Holiday Pack by Wednesday 2nd July.
The librarian will selects 10 books specially for you, to extend your reading level while nurturing your pleasure for reading and deliver them to you in class on the last day of the term.
In the wake of the Hunger Games and Divergent series, here are some books suggestions, all in the Dystopian genre. Dystopian fiction is part of Science Fiction but is not necessarily set in the future nor does it include lots of technology. Instead it imagines a different society organisation or a political system, then explores how people live in it. These books often revolve around apocalypse or post-apocalypse, survival, social control, rebellion, special gifts and identity with a pinch of romance.
Classic dystopian books include 1984, by George Orwell (ORW)*, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (HUX) and We by Evgeniæi Ivanovich Zamiatin (ZAM).
The popularity of the Uglies Series, by Scott Westerfeld (WES) in 2005 revived the genre which is now pouring with best selling series:
And also some stand alone novels:
Most of these books are on high demand so ask the librarian to reserve them.
* letters in brackets indicate where you can find the book in the library.
This morning, Gavin Bishop came to our college and talked to a captivated audience of Year 7 and 8 students.
To Year 7 students, he talked about illustrations and all the steps between the idea of a book and its publication. To Year 8 students he talked about his favourite book Piano Rock and his book in preparation Teddy One Eye, the life seen through the eyes of his own Teddy, which he showed us.
He answered many questions and we thank him very much for his visit. We also thank the New Zealand Book Council for organizing it as part of their Writers in Schools programme.
If you want to know more about his books or if you want to write to him, here is his website http://www.gavinbishop.com.
Each pack will contain:
The pack will be delivered in class on the last day of the term. The bag must be returned with the books in the first week of term 2.
SORRY, TOO LATE TO ENROL NOW but the service will be re-offered before next holidays.
Lots of new books have arrived on the shelves!
And romance, mystery, adventure, humorous books, award winners (featured), graphic novels…