Book Week displays come rolling in!

Books light up our world by 1S
Books light up our world by 1S

Click HERE for a slideshow of each class display.

UPDATE: The students who created this amazing 3D display for Scary night just heard back from the author, Lesley Gibbes:

Scary night by 36R
Scary night by 3-6R

Lesley wrote, “Thanks so much 3-6R, your display is amazing! Have a wonderful Book Week celebration!” And then, a courier arrived, with free copies of Scary night for the creators!

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Book Week 2015 poster

Reindeer’s Christmas surprise

On Sunday, the choir attended the Celebration Concert at Sydney Town Hall.

Sydney Town Hall concert 2014

Sydney Town Hall concert 2014

Sydney Town Hall concert 2014

During the evening meal break, we visited the David Jones’ Christmas windows, this year based upon a new picture book, especially commissioned from Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Sue deGennaro.

Christmas 2014
Click HERE to see a slideshow.


Christmas windows – Reindeer’s Christmas surprise

Celebrating Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading

Happy Book Week!

Congratulations to Shaun Tan for his gold-medal award-winning picture book, The rules of summer:

Illustrator Shaun Tan – ‘Rules of summer’ [HD] Books and Arts Daily, ABC RN

Our school library is being transformed by the arrival of many colourful and clever displays. The theme this year is Connect to Reading.

Week 33 Toy IIa
Click HERE to view a Flickr slideshow.

Too many elephants in this school!

NSS

Coinciding with today’s National Simultaneous Storytime 2014, here’s a box of elephants from the picture book, “Too many elephants in this house” by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner. It was created with masking tape, red acrylic paint with sponged shading, blue corrugated cardboard, black ink permanent marker and pink and silver waterbomb balloons. Trunks were cut from matching pink and silver plastic partyware bowls.

Week 21 Boxes

Week 21 Boxes Back of Elephant house

This back panel was left unpainted deliberately. Note the yellow plastic ladder emerging from the chimney hole.

Week 21 Boxes last one in
One more elephant squeezes in!

Here’s a great book trailer for the picture book:


Too many elephants in this house by Ursula Dubosarsky
& Andrew Joyner


And an elephant story we once retold as a digital slideshow on PhotoPeach:


The elephant’s child

UPDATE:
Just before 11.00 this morning, the school library at Penrith Public School was invaded by a herd of tiny elephants, to help celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2014:

Elephants

Elephants 2

Elephants 3

Book Week 2013

Aliens in library
Read across the universe!


Photo Peach slideshow by 5/6E

Here are this year’s displays from classes to help us celebrate Children’s Book Week.

Python by 3-5R
Python by 3-5R

Apollo by KP

Owl by KP
Apollo the powerful owl by KP

It's a miroocool by 1/2RH
It’s a miroocool! mobile by 1/2RH

A forest by 1/2IW
A forest by 1/2IW

Read across the universe by 3/4W
Read across the universe mobile by 3/4W

Coat by 1/2SA
The coat by 1/2Sa

Read across the universe by 1/2ST
Read across the universe by 1/2St

Pros and cons of being a frog by 3/4B
The pros and cons of being a frog by 3/4B

Whale shark song by 1/2B
The whale shark song by 1/2B

Read across the universe Culture Pod by 5/6E
Read across the universe Culture Pod by 5/6E.

Pod
Yes, it’s space culture – in a pod!

With Nan by KF
With Nan by KF

Lyrebird! by 3/4M
Lyrebird!: a true story by 3/4M

Tom the outback mailman by 3/4L
Tom the outback mailman by 3/4L

One very tired wombat by KB
One very tired wombat mobile by KB

We have also had a lot of fun with these hilarious picture books (from New Zealand) this Book Week. By Mark and Rowan Sommerset:

Smarty tablets and lemonade

Whatever you do, don’t accept smarty tablets from a sheep. Nor lemonade from a turkey.


Book Week 2013

A Flood in the library?

6W Flood
Class 6W represented the picture book “Flood” with a tabletop 3D model.

The flood was as quick as Usan Bolt.
The flood was as deadly as a spider.
The flood looked like a massive, roaring sea.
The waters of the flood were as unhygienic and dirty as a rubbish heap.

The flood was as wet as a water bomb exploding on your face.
The flood was like a horrifying nightmare.
The flood was as dangerous as a tornado.
The flood was as cold as an ice block.

The flood was as fast as a cheetah running away.
The flood was as violent as the devil’s anger.
The flood was as dangerous as a wild tiger.
The flood was as loud as a lion’s roar.

by students of 6W, 2012.

1-4P York's universe
Class 1-4P presented the Crichton Award-nominated “York’s universe”.

3M Bilby secrets
Class 3M presented the information book “Bilby secrets”

More displays for Book Week

Penrith champions read
Penrith champions read – in 2012!

That's not a daffodil
Lots of the students didn’t know what daffodils looked like. Luckily, Daffodil Day is coming up!

4W That's not a daffodil
4W’s poster for the book.

Daffodil

More Book Week displays from the classes have been arriving in the school library:

45E Champions read
4/5E decided to create a display using the 2012 theme for Book Week

KB Squish Rabbit
KB presents “Squish Rabbit”

A close-up of one of the Squish portraits:
Squish

It’s Rabbit Season:
Rabbits read

KI No bears
There are no bears in KI…

… or so we thought:
KI No bears... or so we thought

Watch a slideshow of all of these displays (and more as they are added) HERE!

Book Week looms!

It’s Term 3, so the first Book Week displays from classes have started to arrive in the school library! This has been an annual tradition at my school long before I arrived here. The displays become a part of the library decor until the next Book Week, when everything is refreshed. This year’s slogan is “Champions read”.

2H The last Viking
1/2H presents “The last Viking”

K-2B Farm
K-2B presents a frieze featuring “The three billy goats Gruff” and a farm

3F Bus called Heaven
3F presents “A bus called Heaven”

3F Bus called Heaven - unveiled
“A bus called Heaven” – revealed!

K3R Ben and Duck
K-3R presents “Ben and Duck”

K3R Ben and Duck2

K3R Ben and Duck3

1G Rudie nudie
1G presents “Rudie nudie”

1K Surrealism for kids
1K presents “Surrealism for kids”
Click HERE to see some sample pages.

The creators of “The last viking” have also posted 1/2H’s display on their website! Congratulations 1/2H!

Watch a slideshow of all of these displays (and more as they are added) HERE!

Book Week approaches

Aldi world map

Teacher-librarians had been mentioning that Aldi supermarkets were stocking a large, exclusive, felt map of the world, which might prove useful to decorate the library for Book Week (this year’s theme being, “One world, many stories”). I checked out my local Aldi today and, sure enough, there it was. It comes with 100 small felt pieces to attach to the map: iconic buildings, animals, birds, people, products, rivers – and labels for the oceans and continents. Looks great!

Family forest display

Congratulations to Class 1H for creating this beautiful display for the library on the picture book, “Family forest”! This and other class displays are in my Flickr slideshow.