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NZ Book Month in March 2011!

[via Christchurch City Libraries’ Kids’ Blog]

… Here in Christchurch, we are not letting Mother Nature ruin our fun.  Several events that we had planned for New Zealand Book Month are still going ahead and some of our fantastic New Zealand authors are blogging about their favourite New Zealand children’s books.

So tell Christchurch what your favourite New Zealand books are.  Just click on the link below and add a comment at the bottom of that post.  Any Christchurch kids (aged 8-12 years) who comment on the blog during March will go in the draw to win a selection of great New Zealand books.

Click the picture above for more information and terms and conditions.

Ms. Hill 🙂


Welcome back :)

A huge welcome back to our lovely Queenspark staff and students after a rather difficult few weeks. It is great to see so many of you back and smiling. 🙂

A big welcome to our visitors from neighbouring schools too – we hope that the Learning Hub in the old school hall is keeping you all going until your schools are back to safe state.

To the many wonderful children who were in the Library at lunchtime on February 22nd for the earthquake – well done! You did your job of  ‘drop-cover-hold’ beautifully.  Our library is back up and running now and we are looking positively towards our future.

On that note, we have some great new books coming into the QSLibrary for all ages. Look out for the display of NZ Post Book Award Finalists and vote for your favourite book – yours could be the one that wins the Children’s Choice Award! Click this picture below to find a list of the finalists …


Stay safe

Ms. Hill 🙂

EXTRAORDINARY! … Term One at QPS for 2011

How was your Christmas break?

Fun or boring?

Filled with excitement or just chillin’?

Leave a comment below telling me about anything EXTRAORDINARY that happened to you in the holidays and be in to win a prize to start your year. Leave your name and room number so I can contact you if you win.

If blogging is new to you, come and tell me instead. I’ve heard some great stories so far. 🙂

 Ms. Hill 🙂

New Library posters …

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Recently Bob Docherty talked about ‘Now’ by Morris Gleitzman – why not read ‘Once’ and ‘Then’ first. Look in the Morris Gleitzman bin in the Older Fiction section or look on Oliver and reserve it.

Look at the new posters in the Library for more detail and to see what other books Morris Gleitzman has written.

Ms. Hill 🙂

DES HUNT: Christchurch City Libraries’ children’s blog – author of the month

Click here to go to the Christchurch City Libraries’ children’s blog to see November’s AUTHOR OF THE MONTH – Des Hunt.

Books into film

One of the more recent books turned into film has been the Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Here is a trailer for the book and a trailer for the movie.

Click here to meet Greg Heffley at the Wimpy Kid Club

We also now have Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth in the Queenspark School Library. Put your name down – the reserve list is bound to fill up fast. 🙂 Have a look at a couple of chapters online here …

Ms. Hill 🙂

Best and Worst Books 2010

Last Wednesday night I had the pleasure of going to the Best and Worst Books evening held at Upper Riccarton Public Library. This is an annual event and this year was presented by a panel of Librarians from around Christchurch including Public Library and School Librarians. Here are the ‘winners’. For downloadable pdf. files for each category, click on the links below.

The ‘winners’ in the Picture Book category are as follows:

Click here for a .pdf of the ‘Best Picture Books’ 2010

The ‘winners’ in the Younger Fiction / Quick Reads category are as follows:

Click here for a .pdf of the ‘Best Younger Fiction/Quick Reads’ 2010

The ‘winners’ in the Older Fiction category were as follows:

Click here for a .pdf of the ‘Best Older Fiction books’ 2010