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Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

On 26th June 1997, the first 500 copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were released into the world. Since then, more than 450 million copies of Harry Potter books have been sold, translated into 79 languages. ¬†Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Actively saving our native species

This is Sacha Walters and as well as being Super Mum to our very own Elinor in Room 17, she is also a Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Conservation, advising our government in how best to protect New … Continue reading

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Books that celebrate how unique and special we all are

We have shared a couple of books with our junior classes over the last week which have promoted discussions about empathy, difference, kindness and how unique and amazing we all are. We’re all Wonders by RJ Palacio is the picture … Continue reading

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Power Reading at Book Night

There was certainly some power reading going on at Seatoun School last night when nearly 40 families squeezed into the library and read together for Book Night. Our great student helpers kept the milo flowing and overall our school group … Continue reading

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Book Night Tuesday 23rd May – 15 minutes of reading for Everybody

On Tuesday night, children and adults all over New Zealand will be celebrating reading by registering their 15 minutes of book time with Book Night. People will take selfies and send them in and soon a map of New Zealand … Continue reading

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Some recommended reads by great book reviewers

On our blog there are direct links to some book reviewers who spend a lot of time reading children’s books and telling us which ones are worth reading. Look to the right of this post – you will see two … Continue reading

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These holidays I was mostly reading … John Green books

Quentin Jacobsen, known to his friends as Q, has loved Margot Spiegelman for just about his whole life. Margot is out of his league, so when in the middle of the night she taps on his window and asks him … Continue reading

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The Thing about Jellyfish – great new book in the library

When I read Wonder for the first time I couldn’t stop thinking about it for quite a long time afterwards and this book had the same effect on me. The Kids’ Lit Quiz man, who has read every children’s book … Continue reading

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There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom – a review by Sadie

Sadie read this book recently and recommends it highly. Here’s what she has to say about it: If you are a fan of the wonder series and are looking for another book to read this is perfect. It is about … Continue reading

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Celebrating Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

On the 20th March every year the children’s book community celebrates Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. We celebrate the start of spring (in the northern hemisphere) by telling this much loved story of the caterpillar who eats his way through an … Continue reading

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