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New Website!!!!

I have created a new website for Queenspark School Library.

Please click here to view or go to the Library link on the Queenspark School webpage.
Ms. Hill 🙂


The VERY bad book by Andy Griffiths

Ha ha ha ha! Ooooh, it is bad. A VERY bad book!

Andy Griffiths delights in twisting humour and taking it as far as he can! If he can go that one step further … he will.

If you liked The Bad Book, it is more of the same. More funny cartoons, baaaaad jokes(!), rhymes, stories and pictures – this book has it all.

Put a reserve on it using Oliver and I’ll let you know when it is ready for you to collect.

Ms. Hill

This is reading …

Funny stuff from the British. 🙂

Ms. Hill 🙂

Hiding Edith by Kathy Kacer

Hiding Edith: A true story by Kathy Kacer

Hiding Edith is a true story about a young Jewish girl, aged around ten, who is trying to survive and make sense of World War II and the hatred that surrounds her. In order to survive the holocaust, young Edith Schwalb must move house (both with and without her family) and try to work out how to be Jewish while pretending to be someone else.

After moving from Austria to France, she ends up in a special boarding house for Jewish children in a town call Moissac. This town is unique because the non-Jewish people who live there keep the boarding house a secret from the Nazis. The Mayor of this town warns the children when a Nazi raid is coming and they pack up and go camping for a few days until it is safe to return.

Edith goes through many distressing times in her journey and she carries the reader with her every step of the way. I really enjoyed the way the photographs are sprinkled throughout the book as it made the people very real to me – I felt their fear, their pain and an overwhelming sense of injustice at what they were being put through. This is a well written book that gives a very real look at the life of a small girl caught in a horrible and terrifying situation.

This is a new addition to our QSLibrary bookshelves so check out the New Book shelves or have a look under KAC on the Older Fiction shelves. You can also reserve this book using OLIVER in our school library or in your classroom.

Ms. Hill 🙂

Farewell to Brian Jacques and Redwall [via Christchurch City Libraries Kids’ Blog]

I was sad to learn today that the author of the Redwall series, Brian Jacques, died on 5 February 2011. Brian has written many books in the Redwall series, including Rakkety Tam, The Legend of Luke, Marlfox, and The Pearls of Lutra, as well as the fantastic Flying Dutchman series.  Here are some interesting facts about Brian Jacques:

  • He was caned by a teacher, who could not believe a 10-year-old could write so well, when he wrote a short story about a bird who cleaned a crocodile’s teeth.
  • He left school at 15 and traveled the world as a merchant seaman.
  • He wrote his first story, Redwall, for children at Royal Wavertree School for the Blind in Liverpool.  Because the children were blind, he made his writing as descriptive as possible, painting pictures with words so that they could see them in their imaginations.
  • He has worked as a railway fireman, a longshoreman, a long-distance truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a bobby (Police Constable), a postmaster, and a stand-up comic.
  • He has sold over 20 million books worldwide and they have been translated into 29 languages.

We have lots of Brian’s books in the library for you to enjoy so come and borrow some to see why they are so popular.

Posted by zackids at Christchurch City Libraries – reposted with kind permission. 🙂

New Picture Books added this week:

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These books will be on the New Books shelves soon … Ms. Hill 🙂

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