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Fist, the bad and depressing news. Some book education first! I spent today in the school library adding many wonderful new books to our school library. But, once again, my heart was crushed by looking at the state of some returned books that I also had to deal with in the book hospital. The book hospital is for books with random issues such as these in the images and sometimes children remove the bar code sticker or it’s just a minor fix and the books can be shelved again. 

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It’s mind-blowing to see books get returned in the state of the above image. Books are so precious as we enjoy reading them and we learn from them!

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A ripped book, but also soaked by ink.

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A book, part of a very popular series, and it’s just not great to have a book on the shelves looking like this one! 

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This Aladdin book won’t be anymore available to other children to enjoy. You wouldn’t  think there’s anything wrong with the book in this top image but once you page through the book, you find scribbles all over pages and a book that’s falling apart (images beneath).

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Sadly, this book was returned by a Y6 boy and it is our older children who need to set the example to our younger children in school. It’s parents and teachers who need to instil the love and care for books and we can’t do it only once per year and think that’s ‘okay.’

Now… the good news! Enjoy these books and make sure you look after our books as they do look after us. We learn from them and remember: ‘Knowledge is power.’ 

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In this photo you can also see Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This is a great book by a great author!

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KS1 books 

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More KS1 books!

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History

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Geography

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Science

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Make sure you spend your holiday and school days like a real Superhero! Superheroes love books and they look after the books! This is how they gain their super powers!

More new books!

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These are new fiction books added to our Library! Do you spot any new book you would like to read?

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I wonder if you’ve spotted Max Crumbly in this image? Please remember when you borrow books from the library to look after our books, as they look after us! Keep your book in a SAFE place and return it the following week. If you are not finished reading it, you still need to return it and get it renewed. Happy Reading!

New additions to our library!

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Mostly KS2 non-fiction books!

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More KS2 books

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These books are all a ‘must-read-book’! Some look really scary! Top hint: Don’t read these scary books just before you need to sleep, especially if you’re not very ‘tough‘ or brave when it comes to reading scary books! 🙂 

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I know of some Y4 and Y5 boys and girls who have been waiting for these books! I can feel a fight coming on!!

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Do these look interesting or exciting? I hope so!

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SAD news! Do you notice something not ‘right’ in this photo? So sad to know that some of our friends do return books in this state. Books are never issued in this state.  Always make sure you look after our books. Remember our motto: Look after the books as they look after us! We learn from the books and sadly, these books have been damaged beyond repair. Some top tips: 1) Keep your book in a specific place where it’s safe from siblings. 2) Treat books with great care and respect. 3) Keep books away from food and water. 4) Always page carefully through your book in such a way that you won’t fold or damage any pages. 

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Here’s a bookmark – like this kitty bookmark –  for you to download. Click this red link: bookmark

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New books for KS1!

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These are books you can expect to see in the library soon – and there are still more to come – keep checking back on the reading blog and ask Mum or Dad to share the Class Dojo messages as soon as it comes through to them! Happy Reading! Always keep your book in a SAFE place, away from tiny siblings and make sure to return it in the same condition as to when it was issued to you.

Happy Reading!

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This is an image of the National Galleries. I’ve thought it was a brilliant idea! Merry Christmas to you all and keep on reading! Remember: Knowledge is power! The more you read, the more you’ll know. Remember too: To look after our books as they look after us! If we don’t have them, our knowledge will suffer.

The Giant’s Necklace

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The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo is a book Y6 read and it seems like a great picture book to read. From the website: Lovereading4kids, you can download some extracts to read. If you follow the link in this entry, which is a PDF document, you can read a few pages from this book. This image is also from the book, which shows you how well it’s been illustrated. Michael Morpurgo is an award-winning children’s writer. He is also the author of War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom and many more books children love to read. Which book is your favourite book by Michael Morpurgo?

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The Butterfly Lion

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During Guided Reading, Y4s are reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’. This is the story of a white lion! We enjoy the book and loved the chapter read by Michael Morpurgo. What books are you reading at the moment during Guided Reading? Please share with us your favourites.

This video is about the White Lions of South Africa.

Roald Dahl 100

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2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller.

Throughout 2016, there will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100, focusing on Roald Dahl’s gloriumptious stories and characters and delivering a year packed with squiffling surprises and treats for everyone.

Roald Dahl day is on 13th September 2016. Follow this link to find out more about all the Roald Dahl news and activities.

Read for my school

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Don’t forget to visit this link to read books on-line or off-line. There’s some prizes you can win. Ask your teacher again, if you have forgotten the class code to login! 

Beatrix Potter 150

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The coin – the first to depict a children’s literary character – is being released to mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth in 1866. You can order your own coins from the Royal Mint. Ask Mum or Dad!

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist, best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Click HERE to visit the site of the Royal Mint for the Peter Rabbit coins.
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This is Beatrix Potter’s house in the Lake District. Beatrix Potter also illustrated her own stories.

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What are you reading today?

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Today is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, the author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. Today is also International Children’s book day. Which book is your favourite book? Share with us.

Randoms – more to come!

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President and he served during March 1861-April 1865.

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Hi Everyone – these are a couple of random books – see the other entries for more new additions to our school library and there’s still plenty to come. Watch this space after the holiday and remember: Always think how to look after our books, as they look after us! We learn from them and books are expensive too! The same time, we look after nature, as you know, paper comes from trees and the more we save, the less trees we have to cut down! Enjoy reading!

Rotten Spoilt – Y2

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Y2 – These Rainbow Magic books and Beast Quest were ordered for you! Lookout for them in the KS1 box near the door. See the photo. There are more new books for you to read – make sure to look out for the new books when visiting the library!

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Dork Diaries and Pippa Morgan too!

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I’ve been asked to buy more Dork Diaries! They are here, but more will be ordered soon! You will find the Dork Diaries on the ‘R’-shelf. Do you enjoy Pippa Morgan Diary books too? Let me know and I will order more with the next order!  Some more Wimpy Kid books for those of you who love reading these books. Look out for them on the ‘K’ shelf.

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More of Tom Gates and others too

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Hello Everyone! Do you enjoy your holiday? Are you still reading, even whilst on holiday! You should! Remember, there’s nothing better than a good book as a friend, especially when your friends are away!

Are you a Tom Gates or Horrid Henry Fan? Then look no further! Look at all the new additions to the library! There’s more to come!

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Shakespeare 400

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This week – 14th-20th March – is Shakespeare week! Also, April 2016 is the month that commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Wouldn’t you like to visit the birth place of Shakespeare? Why not asking your mum and dad for a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birth town, which is between Oxford and Birmingham.
You can also visit this link to read more on the site of Shakespeare Week.

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Click on these book extracts to read!

Shakespeare Book extract by Michael Rosen.

More book extracts for you to read and enjoy!

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New books and other news

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Some really good news! Soon all these new books – and many more – will be available for you to read! Keep searching for new books when you visit the library.

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Sadly, we have individuals that think this is the best way of treating a book. How sad to think that some of the new books will end up looking like this? I do hope NOT! Please look after our books, as they look after us! We learn from the books.

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World Book Day

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Simran and Avneet – Avneet was a granny – can you guess from which book?

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Some Y4s dressed up on World Book Day – Can you spot the characters?

World Book Day 2016

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Save the day in your diary. Make sure you read more of your favourite books on this day! Tell us about your favourite books.