Library News | Junior School

Library News | Junior School

Book Reviews

Jonathan in 3B recommends Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. “This book is really funny because one of the main characters in the story is chasing a dog when he is only wearing his underpants. I love these books. I have read all of them in the series. I give this book 5 out 5 stars.”

Philip Bunting’s The World’s Most Ridiculous Animals. “Something tells me that this is going to be a funny book. The pictures and the headings for each animal in the book are literally hilarious.” Max 3N

New spaces

Term 4 began with a remodelling of the Library space. The Library has now been created into three clear sections; the picture book reading space, an open area for large group gatherings, and a designated spot for the tables to be set up permanently; ready and waiting for boys and teachers to use.

New book tubs for the picture books have created better accessibility for the boys to borrow these books. The perspex sides of the book boxes, enable the cover of the books to be seen easily, making the borrowing of the book more appealing. The new picture book section has now been set up where the circulation desk used to be, which in turn,has been moved to the centre of the library.

Learning in the Library

Year Three has been inquiring into Where We Are In Place and Time. During Library time we have been looking at the influence of culture in our community. This week we read the story ‘Market Day’ by Carrie Gallasch. We discussed the impact that different cultures have had on our food choices, and that we can go to food markets and find a melting pot of different foods from various cultures. We also watched a quick documentary about the Chatswood Food Markets and what can be found there. We looked at a range of books that we have in the Library about different nationalities and cultures. The boys then selected a book that represents a culture different from their own to investigate for their UOI.

Scholastic Book Order News

This week the last Scholastic Book Club catalogue of the year was distributed to students. Orders can be placed online using the LOOP payment system and must be placed by the 24th of October. The current catalogue has some fantastic titles, and plenty of ideas for Christmas presents. For those of you who like to get your shopping started early, you can order titles from the catalogue and select the gift function when paying so that the books are kept in the Library to be picked up by a parent instead of handed out to students in class. If you need any assistance with placing an order please contact us at

Nikki Bowden | Teaching and Learning Librarian.

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