Friday, March 6, 2009

The week that was!

It's been a busy week in the King's Library. Lots of short reviews coming in for the 50 Book Challenge, and plenty of classes through the doors. Interval and lunchtimes have been busy as well.

Henry is back. The beautiful burmese who loved the warm, the cuddles and the boys in the library last year came back to visit on Wednesday. Henry lives nearby and is always welcome.

Here are some action shots of the week in the library.



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Help with homework


Sometimes just typing your keywords into Google gets you far too many results, sometimes it gets you nothing useful.

There are other choices. King's High School has access to a vast array of databases for every subject you can think of via the Epic Database.

If you would like the log on and password come and collect the card from the library which you can keep in your wallet with the details on it.

The databases are organised by subject area and you can easily get the instructions as you go.

This is especially good for seniors giving access to Encyclopedia Britannica, Proquest Science, The Australia New Zealand, History Resource Centre, Health and Welfare Resource Centre and many many more. I will profile individual databases on here over the next few weeks.

The Storm Thief by Chris Wooding


Reviewed by Russell Chinn Yr 12 (As part of the 50 Book Challenge)

What is it about?
The Storm Thief is about a thief named Rail and Moa (his friend) who steal a mysterious artifact that arouses the Guild of Thieves and an organisation called The Secret Police (part of the Protectoriate), now they are on the run and are also trying to escape the ever changing Island of Orokos, their prison.

What did I like most about it?

It is ain a fantasy environment that is constantly changing with itneresting people, so there is always something new happening and it keeps you interested.

What didn't I like?

The fact that at the end it ends unexpectedly and it leaves you wondering, what now? I hope there is a second book.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rewarding the Readers!

The 50 book challenge is on!

Sign up and win!

Students and staff who read 50 books (in this case a book equals 200 pages - with some graphic novel exceptions) and get them read between March 1st and October 1st. Winners will be announced in Library Week in October and grand prizes will be awarded.

About 10 boys are already furiously reading in an attempt to have their house group get the supreme award. There will be 'marker' prizes for those who get to 10 books, 20 books etc along the way.

Sign up for the challenge with your Group Teacher, reading record sheets kept at the library. Readers will also be posting to this blog to share the books they are reading.

Get competitive and get reading now!

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