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
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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 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
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
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
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