Thursday, February 11, 2010

Extreme Overdue Measures!

Here is Sam.  He is a Year 13 student in our school, last year Sam studied physics and biology, but forgot to return his textbooks.  So to help him (and all the other recalcitrant boys) extreme measures have been employed!  The Pink Permanent Marker has been introduced, it leaves a lasting impression (takes about 2 days to come off) on the hand of the offender.  The words 'bring books back' are inscribed on the hand and amazingly the books return the next day.  It's fantastic!  I think it's the pink!  Works like a charm.  This is highly recommended for all school librarians and look how happy Sam is!  He now goes to sleep at night guilt free, knowing that he has done the right thing and bought his books back, and in the process has saved lots of money that he would have had to pay to replace the missing books.  King's parents and caregivers, if your very own King's boy comes home emblazoned in pink, you will know why.  We would love to get all our outstanding overdue library books and textbooks back now, and avoid The Pink Permanent Marker and even more painful - the costs added to your account. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

These books are universally loved, since the day they arrived on the shelves here at King's they have been issued.  You can read a review of one of them on here from last year in this post.  Now they have turned one into a movie, the trailer is below.  The official blog of Jeff Kinney the author of the books is here.  You could also read the blog of the guy who designed the book covers - it is really interesting.  What a great job designing bookcovers that people just love.  Last year Caleb Flockton reviewed the book for this blog and here is his review
The new book, which is called Dog Days is about to hit the King's Library and already there is a line of boys queuing up to borrow it.  Here is the trailer for the movie which is due out in New Zealand this year.
Can't wait!


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