Category Archives: Picture Books

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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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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Celebrating Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

On the 20th March every year the children’s book community celebrates Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. We celebrate the start of spring (in the northern hemisphere) by telling this much loved story of the caterpillar who eats his way through an … Continue reading

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Here comes Frankie – talking about Synaesthesia

This is what our year 5/6s have been reading and talking about in the library this week. Here comes Frankie by Tim Hopgood is about a boy who lives in a very quiet and colourless world until the day he … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Friend Machine – great story for older primary students

Popcorn the chicken is without doubt the friendliest and kindest animal on the farm, and when she discovers a Fabulous Friend Machine in the barn she is delighted to find that there are others out there just as friendly as … Continue reading

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Our Junior Students fill the library Nickle Nackle Tree

Students from Rooms 4,5,6 and 9 and some visiting Seatoun Kindergarten children have been busy producing beautiful birds for our Nickle Nackle Tree, based on a counting book by the creator of Hairy Maclary, Lynley Dodd. Each bird brings its … 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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