Category Archives: Fiction

Wahine Survivor talks of calm amidst the tragedy

This is Rasik Ranchord with his daughter Rameela, a Learning Assistant here at Seatoun School. We were very lucky to have Mr Ranchord come into school last week and talk to many of our students about his experience on board … Continue reading

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Great books you will love if you enjoyed Wonder

Like Wonder, there are a number of new books in our library which really put you in the shoes of children living with challenges. They promote empathy. There is also humour and quirkiness in all of these books. They were … Continue reading

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Who shredded library books? I did!

There are three more books that were sadly destined for the scrap heap but have been reinvented as a cool mystery book to decipher. As a clue you will know these were much loved books, very popular, and book 3 … Continue reading

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Great new book – The war that saved my life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

In The War that Saved My Life, Ada is a nine year old girl who embraces everything about her new surroundings when she evacuates with her brother during World War 2. This is Madeleine and she loved this book so … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge – start now!!!!!

Wellington City Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge was launched on 1st December and we can get involved at Seatoun School to aim to have the most books read and reviewed as a school across the whole of Wellington! There are prizes … Continue reading

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Competition launched to celebrate Wonder film

This is the new edition of one of our library favourites Wonder, the story of a boy with facial differences who has been unable to attend school until 5th grade. Despite warm family backing, Auggie finds the going tough until … Continue reading

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Tales of True Grit and Survival against the odds

WOULD HAVE THE  TO  This is the question we can ask ourselves when reading some of the books on our survival display in the library. Over the holidays I read Bear Gryll’s True Grit in which he tells the real … 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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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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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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