Thursday, 31 January 2013

Challenge of the Week - Can You Guess The Titles Of These Library Favourites?

Use the clues to help you guess these popular picture book stories. Once you've had a go check your answers at the bottom of the page.
Good Luck!
1. Sophie had a very unexpected guest who came for a visit.

2. Sarah, Percy and Bill wait for their mother owl to come home.

3. A very brave family go on the hunt for a big, brown, grizzly bear!

4. This witch had a hat and long ginger hair that she wore in a plait.

5. We watch as this greedy caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. 
1. The Tiger Who Came For Tea, 2. Owl Babies, 3. We're Going On A Bear Hunt,
4. Room On The Broom, 5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Read For My School

Yesterday years 5 and 6 were given letters informing them about a new national reading competition that our school are taking part in. The competition is completely free and will last until 22nd March 2013. By taking part in the competition we will receive five new books for our library, as well as there also being many chances to win hundreds, even thousands, of fantastic reads.

The aim is for each child to read at least eight books, one from each of the following categories:

- Historical Hits - Tales to take you back in time
- It's a Mystery - Thrillers, whodunits and spooky stories
- Keep it Real - Books to fill your brain with facts
- Laugh out Loud - Rip-roaringly funny reads
- Out of this World - Titles with a touch of sci-fi, fantasy or magic
- Stars on the Screen - Books featuring characters from film and TV
- Thrill Seekers - Amazing adventure stories
- Wild Thing - Tales of animal antics

Each child that takes part will have their own profile online where they can record what they have read, our school we be able to view the profiles and see how everyone is getting on. There are already 42 books available online and waiting to be read, as well as, a recommended reading list of 48 books which you can borrow from our school or local library.

Once a book is read there are a few questions to answers online, the more interesting the answers, the more likely the chance of winning prizes!

If you are in year 5 or 6 and would like to take part then please see Miss Sparkes in the library for your log in details and a fact sheet.

You can find out more at

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Calling All Storytelling Superstars...

World Book Day 2013 are on the look out for someone who is amazing at bringing children's books to life. The person crowned the UK's STORYTELLING SUPERSTAR 2013 will recieve a prize of £250 of National Book Tokens!

The judging panel includes popular children's authors, Francesca Simon and Lauren Child. They will be looking for adults and children who make reading aloud fun and thrilling for a young audience.

The winner will be the person who, using imagination, can bring a story to life!

How to enter:
To take part, simply record yourself reading you favourite children's book and upload the clip at Use the instructions online to help.

You have until 7th March 2013 to enter so don't delay! Good Luck!

Monday, 28 January 2013

New In - The Hunger Games Collection

New to the library this week are three lots of The Hunger Games trilogy.

David and Junior were quick to borrow the books, so I'm looking forward to their detailed reviews! In the meantime, here's a little bit about each of the books:
Book 1: The Hunger Games
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.                       
Book 2: Catching Fire
After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying... The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.
Book 3: Mockingjay
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12...

Friday, 25 January 2013

Super Readers - Lebohang Reads 'Handa's Surprise'

Each week a new story teller will be added for you to watch at home. This week it's Lebohang's turn, with his brilliant choice of 'Handa's Surprise'.

Don't forget you can still watch Sienna's excellent reading of 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?'

I know Aspen really enjoyed watching Sienna for their story time in class.

Look out for Bryan next week with the story, 'Owl Babies'.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


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Sunday, 6 January 2013

World Book Day QR Code Quiz - Q1

What was the name of the school Harry Potter attended?