The 2015 Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists have been announced! These awards are given every year to the best young adult novel (the Carnegie Medal) and the best picture book (the Kate Greenaway Award) published in England. Multiple copies of all of the books have been ordered for the library; some of them have already arrived. Look for special displays and activities in the library throughout Term 3 as we build up to the announcement of the winners on 22nd June. Please see Ms Beeman or other members of the library team if you have questions.
Enjoy this gallery of photos from Fully Booked 2014!
Fully Booked 2014 has just come to a close. It was an action-packed week, featuring events for students from EY1 through to Y13.
The week started off with a Senior School costume day and Fully Booked Assembly. Molly and Valentine served as MCs, introducing a poetry performance from 7HA, videos from 8PD, and a lovely essay by Oliver Estridge (Y10). Mr Kirk, Ms Conger, and Ms Dakin served as judges for the hotly contested costume competition. Seniors were dismissed from the assembly to Share a Book You Love, where they had a chance to read some of their favourite stories to an appreciative audience of Junior School students.
Monday also saw the first day of events in the Storytelling Tent. At break, Junior Students were treated to stories by some of their teachers, while at lunch, they were invited to listen to readings and original stories from Senior School students as part of the House Storytelling Competition.
Each morning during registration, forms in the Senior School were treated to poetry readings by Senior School faculty. Mr Holroyd also participated, reading a Seamus Heaney poem to 10DC.
Each day in the library, Junior School students participated in a variety of reading-themed activities. They were invited to illustrate poems, draw their favourite book characters, complete a library scavenger hunt, guess how many books were in the library, and complete origami designs. They could also make short videos about their favourite books in a special library photo booth.
Students all across the school were invited to participate in the annual bookmark design competition. In the end, Mono (2SD), Namwoon (4LM), and Mod (9SM) were chosen as the winners. Their beautiful artwork is in the process of being turned into bookmarks for the whole school to enjoy.
Y4, led by Ms Dusting, enjoyed bedtime stories on Thursday afternoon, complete with milk and cookies and a visit from Ms Weston and Ms Beeman.
The week came to a close with the famous Junior School Character Parade and Fully Booked Assembly. Junior School teachers and students really outdid themselves this year, coming dressed in a variety of spectacular costumes. At the end of the day, Mr Holroyd shared a story in the library with some luck Pre-Prep students. It was a busy, lovely, book-filled week. The library staff are already looking forward to Fully Booked 2015!