Thursday, 26 March 2015

NEW! Parents and Caregivers Book Section

We have a new section in our library devoted to Parents and Caregivers. We hope to grow this collection over time with books that will benefit the parents and caregivers of our school community.These books are available for issuing, please enquire at the library.
















 News from the Border by Jane Taylor McDonnell is "A mother's memoir of her autistic son."



The Spark by Kristine Barnett is "A mother's story of nurturing genius and autism."


ADHD - Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Dr Christopher Green

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Benefits of Reading


Interesting article found in a U.K. magazine



BOOK SMART; THE UNEXPECTED HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING AN AVID READER




IT REDUCES STRESS


IT REFINES BRAIN FUNCTION


IT HELPS YOUR MEMORY


IT ENHANCES MENTAL AGILITY IN OLD AGE


HEALTH BENEFITS; THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ACTUAL BOOKS AND EBOOKS



Click on the link below to read the complete article.

http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/unexpected-health-benefits-of-reading-fiction-books-reading-survey-stress-brain-agility

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Terry Pratchett 28.4.1928 - 12.3.2015

  
Author Terry Prachett R.I.P.




Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015.

In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention.

Discworld Series

Monday, 2 March 2015

Books on Gallipoli (New)


One Minutes Silence

It is an impressive sophisticated picture book with beautiful illustrations, evocative language and insight into the terrible time known as the Gallipoli campaign.
The cover hits you straight way with two faces (one an Australian solder, the other a Turkish soldier) within a circle of never-ending soldiers and crosses. With its sombre sepia tones the message becomes clear that war is a global issue and its impact effects everyone, everywhere.
The book begins with a group of students who really would rather be anywhere else other than inside a classroom having a history lesson. Slowly the teacher draws the students in and one by one they become witnesses to the atrocities of Gallipoli.
There are teacher notes available here for further in-depth discussion and activities to make the most of this excellent book. There really is so much to unpack in this book, from the use of sepia tones, frames showing the passing of time and even to the double spread image of flies and what that could possibly mean. This is quite honestly, an amazing book that moves the reader emotionally as we connect with our past and encourages us to reflect on the futility of war. The last page brought many of us to tears. It is a book to share and a book to treasure no matter the subject. Just brilliant!
review by Desna Wallace
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Book Trailer



The Book With No Pictures

Here is a class listening with great interest to a NEW book in the library titled
 "The Book With No Pictures by B J Novak"
 being read by Pam Jacomb






It was given the thumbs up 

Monday, 9 February 2015

library this week

Second week back at school and the library is still very popular at lunchtime.