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Bee Aware Month for Enviro Team

Imagine a world without strawberries, kiwifruit, apples, nuts, coffee, chocolate or even denim jeans. These are all foods and products pollinated by honey bees. Bees around the world and especially in New Zealand cannot survive without our help, and in … Continue reading

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The ancient and magnificent Baobab Tree

During Term 3 in the library the juniors have been reading a variety of books about Africa and we have created our own African Savannah for the children to decorate with some of the animals that live there. Some of … Continue reading

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Some familiar Reading Role Models – who is yours?

Two platoon leaders in the US Army started recommending books to their troops and they found their book lists so successful at getting them reading that they launched a website where the recommendations of the rich and famous could be … Continue reading

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Sky High – Jean Batten’s incredible flying adventures

I recently attended the book launch of this quality new non-fiction book from David Hill, beautifully illustrated by local artist Phoebe Morris. David wanted to tell the story of Jean’s single-minded determination and bravery because many of the other books … Continue reading

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Dragon Defenders author James Russell visits Seatoun

James Russell is the author of the Dragon Hunters trilogy of picture books and the first of a series of chapter books, The Dragon Defenders. We loved having James come into school and talk to the students about his books … Continue reading

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Going on a Lion Hunt

Last week in the library we had some fun with our green screen. Most of us have read ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, but this time we went on a lion hunt and used the green screen to make … Continue reading

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My favourite books ever for new readers

The beautiful characters of Houndsley with his “soft as a rose petal” voice and his best friend Catina face a few challenges in this lovely series of books now in the library. They show extreme tolerance, courage, friendship and kindness … Continue reading

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Mr Eel needs your help!

This is our longfin eel or tuna and he is happiest living in the shadows of our lovely clear waters in New Zealand. What happens if our rivers are no longer clear because so much silt runs into them from … Continue reading

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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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