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New books galore in the library!

Last week we found out that Seatoun School had won the Wellington City Libraries Summer Reading Challenge, with 27 of our students reading books and entering the competition online. 347 more words

Picture Books

Summer Reading List, Any Recommendations?

I know it’s a little early to be thinking of summer, but this year will be the first since 2010 that the kids and I will not be spending part of the summer at the beach.   442 more words

Symphony of Seduction

Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers
By Christopher Lawrence
Nero, $29.99 AUD

First thing’s first, there’s something you should know. I’ve enjoyed classical music from a young age, but I’ll admit that I’ve never known much about the composers behind the pieces I love. 309 more words

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbie Michiko Florence

Jasmine Toguchi is eight and she is SICK of having her big sister, Sophie, get to do everything first. As her family gathers together in Los Angeles to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Jasmine comes up with a plan: she’ll be the first girl in her family to pound the mochi rice into the powder that makes delicious mochi balls. 61 more words

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Preschool Story Time: Alphabet (Sidekicks)

Date presented:  July 23, 2015

This story time was based on the theme suggestions from the 2015 CSLP Summer Reading Manual.  My goal was to have eight weeks of programming based on the theme:  “Every Hero Has a Story.”  To be honest, not all of those themes turned out to be great ideas.  1,671 more words

Preschool Story Time

Beyond the Bright Sea, by Lauren Wolk

Mysteries abound in this quiet, tense thriller about an island girl whose identity is a dangerous secret.

Crow washed up on her Atlantic island as a baby, in a boat with only a few scraps to give clues about who her parents were and where she came from. 103 more words

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Mango Delight, by Fracaswell Hyman


A realistic story about recovering from social disaster, being true to your family, and finding your inner diva.

Mango Delight Fuller has survived many challenges: her food-based name, the birth of her baby brother, and her parents’ refusal to get her a cell phone until she turns thirteen. 129 more words

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