Monday, July 29, 2013

Book Fair 2013

St Brendan's Book Fair will open after school on Wednesday, 31st July and be open before and after school until it closes on the morning of Tuesday, 6th August.
Book Fair will also be open late during Yr 3-8 Student Conferences.  

Opening Hours:                        
Wed 31st July   2.40pm-8.00pm
Thur 1st August 8.40am-9.15am
                 and    2.40pm-5.00pm
Fri 2nd August  8.40am-9.15am
                 and    2.40pm-3.15pm
Mon 5th August 8.40am-9.15am
                 and    2.40pm-3.15pm
Tues 6th August 8.40am-9.15am

Hope to see you there.

Remember all purchases from the Book Fair help 
to earn free books for our school library.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monster Bookmarks & More - Holiday Boredom Busters

Image from HERE

More Monster bookmarks

You can adapt the monster bookmarks featured in the Boredom Buster from last school holidays to make book marks that look like these:

Image from HERE

Animal bookmarks

You could make animal bookmarks like these:

You can print out a template for the eyes and ears etc. HERE

Image from HERE

Bunny bookmarks

Or try some bunny bookmarks like this:

Image from HERE

Origami bookmarks

You can also try making origami bookmarks (instructions HERE) - including this one adapted to look like The Angry Bird.

Image from HERE

Character bookmarks

Or make origami bookmarks and then draw your own book characters and colour them yourself.  

These Pirate and Witch bookmarks have templates and a How To video HERE

Hope you have lots of fun making your own bookmarks, see you next term.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Books to Film - 2013

There are a number of movies due out later this year which are based on popular children's or young adult fiction.

The second installment of The Hobbit is set to hit cinemas in December.

The second installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is due for release in early August, and in NZ cinemas about the 15th of August.

AND the much anticipated second installment of The Hunger Games is due for release in cinemas on about the 22nd of November. You can watch a trailer for The Hunger Games : Catching Fire HERE and a newer one HERE (updated 24 July).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Hairy Maclary

This Image via Facebook HERE

Hairy Maclary 30th Birthday events are taking place all over the country this month, including over the school holidays in Wellington and the Hutt Valley - on 19th & 20th July.  Find out more on the Penguin Books NZ page HERE.

Monday, July 8, 2013

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Hairy Maclary, Sit" by Lynley DODD
  • "Library Lion" by Michelle KNUDSON; illustrated by Kevin HAWKES
  • "Happy Birthday Bad Kitty" by Nick BRUEL (Bad Kitty series)
  • "Lily Lands in Bubble Trouble" by Elizabeth PULFORD (Littlest Angel series)
  • "The Brilliant World of Tom Gates" by Liz PICHON (Tom Gates series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "I am Number Four" by Pittacus LORE (Lorien Lagacies series)
  • "Rocks and Minerals" by Gilda & Melvin BERGER (True or False series)
  • "WOW! Animal" by Richard Walker (WOW! series)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Coming Soon .... Book Fair 2013

Where: In the Library

When: Opens Week 1, Term 3

St Brendan's Book Fair 2013 will be open before and after school on weekdays between Wednesday 31st July and the morning of Tuesday 6th August. Check back here soon for more information about Book Fair opening hours. All purchases from the Book Fair help to earn free books for our school library.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Monday, July 1, 2013

On the New Books Display this Week

Picture Book:
  • "Big Chickens" by Leslie HELAKOSKI, illustrated by Henry COLE
  • "What Do People Do All Day?" by Richard SCARRY
  • "Mr Stink" by David WALLIAMS
  • "The Super-Nice are Super-Annoying" by Jim BENTON (Dear Dumb Diary series)
Senior Fiction:
  • "Little Darlings" by Jacqueline WILSON 

    • "Dinosaur Dictionary - An A to Z of dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles" 
    • "Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book" by Roald Dahl 
    • "A Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language" 
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