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Our School Library

 

Our school library has now moved into the room leading from the hall. We have raised lots of money and have been able to purchase lots of new fiction books for the children to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who donated books, who came to our book sale on World Book Day or who took part in our sponsored read. The children are very excited to read our new books!

 

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Official Library Opening by Christina Gabbitas

Thursday June 6th 2019

 

Christina Gabbitas, a local children's author, visited our school this morning and shared some of her fantastic stories. She then officially opened our new school library.

 

A workshop with local children's author Christina Gabbitas

 

Children in Key Stage 1 had fantastic story telling workshop with Christina Gabbitas. They listened to her story Felicity Fly meets the Dragon Fruit and Friends. Then they all joined in the singing of the song and added musical accompaniment.

    

 

  

Key Stage 2 children enjoyed learning a rap with Christina Gabbitas

 

Christina Gabbitas shared our story Save Us with children in lower key stage 2. The story is about saving our oceans from plastic and other rubbish. They then they learned to rap using the story as inspiration. The children also enjoyed listening to some of Christina's other stories.

  

Year 6 Enjoying the library

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The year 6 children came to visit the library this afternoon. They loved choosing a new book to read.

Amelia said " Wow this library has changed a lot".

They have borrowed a book to read at home and we are looking forward to hearing their recommendations.

 

Recommended Reading

 

 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo 

 

An amazing, magical adventure story of a lost toy rabbit. Edward Tulane is a china rabbit who is loved by Abilene, but he only loves himself. On a boat trip to London he falls over board and there he goes on a fantastic adventure meeting lots of different people who all love him.

This book will make you laugh and cry and you will not want to put it don. it is beautifully written and the ending is just perfect. I highly recommend the book to children in Year 4, 5 or 6.

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie

 

What a magical journey I went on reading this book! It gripped me from the very first chapter. throughout the book, the main characters create amazing wonders with their incredible magical talents and the fabulous Ross MacKenzie really brought each imaginative detail to life. It is easy to emphathise with the main characters, Daniel, but you wont sorry for him for too long. Being orphaned and bullied doesn't stop him from being kind and strong and creative. Luckily, whilst being chased by some of the bullies, Daniel runs into the Nowhere Emporium.

 

I would recommend the book to anyone who loves to be captured into a magical world with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Any Harry Potter fan would soon become a fan of The Nowhere Emporium.

 

 

The Switch by Anthony Horowitz

I couldn't put this book down! The story involved two boys from very different backgrounds:one rich and one very poor. They switch bodies and have to deal with many complicated and often frightening situations. the ending is both happy and shocking and you will be hooked all the way through.

 

I would recommend this book for year 5 and 6 children.

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