And the winning posters are…

First!

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Congratulation to Evie Simonsohn for the beautiful drawing of a shooner to illustrate her favourite book “Bloody Jack”, by L.A. Meyer. This book is unfortunately not in the library and is now out of print!..

Second !

Congratulation to Caleb Eason for his effective illustration of the Chaos Walking trilogy, by Patrick Ness, Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008. — Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2009. — Shortlisted for Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 2008. The background has been made by writing words in mirror on the back of the paper. Quite smart!

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Third !

Well Done Keltan Voyce for the graphic novel style of the poster of the first book in the popular series Bone!

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Come to the library to get your prize: A book voucher 😉

And thanks to all students who participated. Your poster will soon decorate the library windows and give ideas of good books to read to everyone.

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Favourite book poster competition

Because peer recommendations is one of the best way to encourage reading, the library is organising a poster competition again this year. Favourite book posters will be displayed in the library to help you find your next read.

Design a poster promoting your favourite book or books on your own paper or on a template from the library or here: Favourite Book poster or Favourite Books poster.

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Posters must include:

  • The title of the book
  • The author name
  • Genres and/or keywords
  • Who the book is recommended to (Boys, Girls or both, Age…)
  • An illustration (could be a photocopy of the book cover)
  • Your name and whanau

Bring back your creation to the library by the 28st August.

All eligible posters will earn points for your house… and a lolly!
The authors of the 3 nicest posters will win a book voucher.

It’s a house competition so get in there!

Favourite books in 2015

New books Term 2 2015The library has stocked a large number of new books from award-winning to best-sellers and most popular on Goodreads and LibraryThing and it is a good idea to reserve one of these if you want to read them as they are usually out. Yet the most popular in 2015 are not new.

Top Twenty

  • Paul Jenning‘s “Uncanny” and “Don’t look now” are both in the top 20 as they are great humorous stories.
  • The Last Thirteen series is next. It is a fast-paced thriller with short chapters.
  • Popular as ever Jacqueline Wilson‘s books in particular “Lily alone” and “Queenie”
  • 5 books of the Robert Muchamore Cherub series are in the top twenty. There are 46 books by this author in the library and usually very few on the shelves… Ask the librarian to reserve the book you need.
  • Night Vision is 5th and has a long reserve list.  So if you are having one of the 3 copies, please read it fast and return it promptly!
  • Tom Gates has rocketed up the list, now in 6th Position. It’s funny, it’s easy, go for it!
  • Bear Grylls adventures (with real survival details!) are riding up.
  • Brilliant, the 3rd in Rachel Vail series, great for girls year 9 – 10 as other books by Sarah Dessen, Ann Brashares or Louise Rennison.
  • Where she went, by Gayle Forman is successful in the wake of the film as other books (and films) by John Green (The Fault in our Stars) or Lauren Oliver (Panic).
  • And twentieth on our most popular list this year is War Horse by hugely popular author Michael Morpurgo, one of the many novels about World War One.

 

Favourite Book Poster

Create a poster to recommend your favourite book to your peers and win!

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  • Points for your House in the 2014 Library House competition
  • The 3 best posters authors will win a book

How to participate

  • Create a poster promoting your favourite book  that includes : Title, author, illustration, genre/s, age and gender recommendations  + your name and whanau at the back. Use the template on the right if you wish or design your own, showing all the required information.
  • Return to the library by Monday 18th August 4pm