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.
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!
A ripped book, but also soaked by ink.
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!
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).
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.’
In this photo you can also see Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This is a great book by a great author!
More KS1 books!