Category Archives: Fiction

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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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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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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Julia Donaldson, David Walliams and a new soon-to-be favourite, Emer Stamp.

This week in the library we enjoyed some books which are new to our library but by two authors that are big favourites already, and another that I’m sure will be popular. We all love Julia Donaldson’s picture books – … Continue reading

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A week talking about Kindness in books

At school this week we have talked about kindness because some of our books help to us to understand the effects of kindness on others.¬†Wonder by R.J. Palacio features a boy born with facial differences called August who goes to … Continue reading

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Hitler’s Canary – a great adventure book based on the lives of brave people in WW2

This was a tale of great bravery and adventure, written by television comedian Sandi Toksvig and based on the real life experiences of her grandfather growing up in wartime Denmark. 10 year old Bamse’s interesting life with an actress mother … Continue reading

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