Library News

 

 

Scholastic Bookclub Issue 5

Just a reminder that all Book Club orders need to be completed by this Friday, 31st July.  

If you have not already started, I would like to encourage you to use LOOP when ordering books as we are trying to limit the handling of money at school.

 

Plastic Bags Needed!

I’m in need of plastic bags for students to use if they forget their own library bag.  If you have any plastic bags you don’t need, please drop them into the library.

 

CBCA Shortlisted Books

 

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

 

During each library lesson this term, students from K-6 will be looking at the 6 Shortlisted books in their category.  Each class will then analyse, debate and vote on which book they feel should win, and which two books should be awarded Honourable mentions.  If a class is able to choose the same books as the judges they will receive a prize!  It is another fabulous way to engage students with quality Australian literature!

 

Kindergarten - Book of The Year: Early Childhood

Year 1 & 2 - Picture Book of the Year

Year 3 - CBCA Award for New Illustrator

Year 4 - Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Year 5 & 6 - Eve Pownall Award

 

 

If your child/ren have forgotten their login details please don't hesitate to email me (bbremner@arm.catholic.edu.au) and I can send them through to you. Likewise, if your child needs help entering the books, I am more than happy to assist them before school or during lunchtime.

 

The Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.  The Premier's Reading Challenge is open for all students from K - Year 9 and closes on Friday 28 August.  Years 3-9 only need to read 20 books.  Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students will complete the challenge with their classroom teacher through the books that are read to them on a daily basis.  

 

For further information please go to https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html where you should be able to find the answers to any questions you may have.  The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge book lists open doors to a rich collection of children’s literature representing a range of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama, and include a wide variety of Australian authors.