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Thank you everyone for your participation, it has been fun to receive all your entries!
Congratulation Ella Robinson!
Congratulations to Mackenzie Allison.
The library is now beautifully decorated with your many posters. And they are good recommendations for what to read next.
The winning House is Pisa,. followed by Barker, then Roy and Iron!
These are the books MAC students chose to feature on the Favourite Book Posters they created at the occasion of the Library Festival in 2016.
|Darwin Awards||Wendy Northcutt||Evolution in action|
|The Painted Man||Peter V Brett||Fights back against predators|
|A Clockwork Orange||Anthony Burgess||Dark, dystopian, humourous|
|Molly Moon Stops the World||Georgia Byng||Mindblowing hypnotic powers|
|The Selection||Kiera Cass||Charming, captivating, entertaining|
|Artemis Fowl||Eoin Colfer||Fairies, butter, mulch diggums|
|The Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins||Peta, brave, great|
|The Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins||Mockingjay, hunt, adventure|
|Lion Boy||Zizou Corder||Jaw-dropping, eye-opening, stunning|
|The Power of One||Bryce Courtenay||Compelling, powerful, exciting|
|Snake and Lizard||Joy Cowley||Friendship, arguments, trouble|
|One||Sarah Crossan||People, love, siamese twins|
|Matilda||Roald Dahl||Genius, awesome, engaging|
|Lake of the Dead||Stu Duval||Lake, death, survival|
|The Honest Truth||Dan Gemeinhart||Adventure of a lifetime|
|Lord of the Flies||William Golding||Exciting, interesting, microcosm|
|Asterix||Rene Goscinny||Fighting, funny, adventure|
|Sands of the Scorpion||Bear Grylls||Breathtaking, survival, adventure|
|And the Mountains Echoed||K Hosseini||Family, love, life|
|Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas||Hunter S Thompson||Too weird to live, too rare to die|
|Don’t Look Now||Paul Jennings||Exciting, weird, funny|
|The Secrets of the Fearless||Elizabeth Laird||Intriguing, awesome, wrapping|
|The Giver||Lois Lowry||Rediscover, mystery, adventure|
|The Road||Cormac McCarthy||Adventurous, interesting, compelling|
|The General||Robert Muchamore||Spy, War, Exciting|
|Acid||Emma Pass||Exotic, dangerous, scary|
|Hatchet||Gary Paulsen||Exciting, thrilling, survive|
|Percy Jackson||Rick Riordan||Immortality|
|How to Speak Dolphin||Ginny Rorby||Water, swimming, dolphins|
|Harry Potter||J K Rowling||Magic, wizard, Gryffindor|
|Dork Diary: Once Upon a Dork||Rachel Renee Russell||Humour Girls|
|Holes||Louis Sachar||Camp, curse, friendship|
|Varjak Paw||S F Said||Most gangster, cats|
|The Lovely Bones||Alice Sebold||Captivating, emotional, revenge|
|Green Eggs and Ham||Dr. Seuss||Epic poem|
|The Cat in the Hat||Dr. Seuss||Fun, exciting, adventurous|
|The Light Between Oceans||M L Steadman||Morally riveting story|
|One Dollar Horse||Lauren St John||Heartwarming, heroic, thrilling|
|Girl Online: On Tour||Zoe Sugg||Life on tour|
|The Hobbit||J R R Tolkien||Quest, fantasy, dragon|
|Ratburger||David Walliams||Thrilling, funny, crazy|
|The Book Thief||Markus Zusak||Knowledge, death, racism|
This article “The Surprising Power of Reading Fiction” by Courtney Seiter is worth a read as she details how reading fiction actually helps develop empathy, reduces stress and mental aging, improves sleep, relationships, memory, inclusivity, vocabulary, creativity, pleasure and ultimately happiness!
And this excellent Canadian infographic provides further interesting data.
When the South Pacific books representative brought her boxes of new books to choose from, I asked some students to choose easy books they’d like to read. They are now ready !
The vocabulary is easy, the chapters are short, the fonts are large and legible, there are some illustrations, just like in children’s books. But the stories are engaging and high-octane to provide the experience of a good novel.
Find them in the Picture Books / Breezy Reads section of the library.
We were donated 4 excellent resources about maori history in Upper Clutha written by Richard Hewitt.
They contain detailed research and numerous illustrations. They can be borrowed by MAC students and staff.
We thank the Town library and Richard Hewitt for their valuable donation.
There are lots of new series on the shelves. For younger and older readers, for boys, girls and everyone. Sport, humour, adventure, fantasy, thrillers…
7100 Fiction books, 6520 Knowledge books, 500 picture books, 1264 Ebooks… Whatever your style, read read read!
The library is open Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 4pm, including interval and lunchtime. NO FOOD please.
Here is a quote I found during my summer reading in “The Well of Lost Plots” by Jasper Fforde (Check out this amazing, witty Thursday Next series – FFO).
“After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colours of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer – perhaps more.”