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Room 9 learning to love the slippery longfin eel

Room 9 shared a book with me in the library and we were all fascinated to learn about the incredible journey our native NZ longfin eels take in order to spawn their eggs in the Fiji Basin. The journey can … Continue reading

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Neal Shusterman Book Signing – meet an internationally bestselling author

Neal Shusterman is an American author visiting New Zealand for a whistle-stop tour, and his single appearance in Wellington is at The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie this Tuesday from 4pm. He will be signing books, either available from the shop … Continue reading

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Summer reading success brings new books to the library

  We were very excited to find out that Seatoun School won the Summer Reading Challenge this year – second year on the trot! 58 of our children contributed to our win by not just reading the books on the … Continue reading

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Our students like funny books – good job we have quite a few

At the beginning of the new school year it is a great exercise to find out from the students what they most enjoy reading – we talk about this often but not every student speaks up. We used a wordcloud … Continue reading

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New in – dyslexia friendly font books for everyone to enjoy

New to our library is a large number of books in a special font developed over many years to make it easier for the dyslexic reader to enjoy reading. To the eye these changes are so subtle that we don’t … Continue reading

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Enough as she is – new book for our FOSS parent collection

The newest book in our collection is superb for parents and teachers of girls moving through our senior years at Seatoun and beyond to high school. Author Rachel Simmons has worked with young women for more than twenty years and … Continue reading

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Mortal Engines being brought to life

Ken McGaugh and Dennis Yoo are parents of children at Seatoun School and they work at WETA in Miramar. We were very lucky last week to welcome them into the library so we could learn something about their jobs. One … Continue reading

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