Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Mythbusting fairy tales – no librarians were harmed in the making of this experiment.

Last week a group of year 3 students helped to test the myth of Rapunzel – would it really be possible to climb up somebody’s hair to rescue them? How would you both get down again? What other method could … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Poetry Day

UNESCO decided in 1999 that 21st March would be World Poetry Day, with the aim of celebrating linguistic diversity through poetic expression and also giving endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities. We found a great YouTube … 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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Room 4’s Monsters under Bridges

Children in Room 4 have cleverly combined ideas from these two beautiful books to create their very scary and occasionally disturbing monsters under bridges stories. Have a read of some of their fine stories: Once a long time ago in … 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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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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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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