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June 2017 New books for the library

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Earlier this year our pupil librarians wrote to the PTA asking for funds for new books for the library, which they would be able to have a say in  choosing. The PTA generously agreed and here are the first books to be bought as a result of that funding.  For guidance the pupil librarians used the WRD magazine (a School Library Service approved magazine for children which reviews new books and authors), the latest award winning books, book information websites, and obviously, their own knowledge about what their friends are reading, or would like to read.  The result is a brilliant mix of brand new titles for all ages, some sequels to favourite series and even some rediscovered classics such as Ballet Shoes. 

Lauren Child

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Lauren Child becomes the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019


The bestselling and award winning author and illustrator Lauren Child will take over from Chris Riddell.

Lauren Child has written many children’s books including the popular Charlie & Lola series and will take up the post for two years.

Reflecting on her role over the next couple of years, Lauren Child said ‘I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure’.

Lauren received a specially commissioned  Children’s Laureate medal from outgoing Laureate Chris Riddell.


With the money we raised from our book sale and raffle we were able to buy these books chosen by each class for the library.

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Story time for Class 1 in the library with Mrs Shone

Story time for Class 1 in the library with Mrs Shone 1
World Book Day, which is on the 2nd March this year, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! 
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Here are the books you can buy for just £1.00:-
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1 Choose a book, spark your imagination
When you pick up a book, a brand new world awaits. World Book Day inspires creativity, so get stuck in!

2 Bring your favourite books to life
Read, write, draw, dress-up – there’s loads you can do to make the stories you love even more fun

3 Meet your local bookseller
They love books too – and can tell you ALL the best ones to enjoy

4 Discover brilliant authors and illustrators
There are so many out there, we’ll help you find your new favourites!

5 Raise lots of money
Not only will you have so much fun, you’ll also raise money for charity!

Don’t miss out, get involved and get your head in a book! Happy World Book Day . . .

22nd November 2016

Here are all the lovely new books we were able to buy with our Readathon Reward Voucher for the library. Thank you once again to everyone who took part!

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New "If you liked the film - you'll love the book" display

We have a lovely new display in our library showing books (all of which are available in the library)

which have become popular films. We hope the children will check out the display and be inspired to read the books which have been adapted into some of their favourite films!

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New Pupil Librarian Job Applications for Autumn 2016

Congratulations to our new pupil librarians

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Thursday 22nd September.

Our 15 applicants were shortlisted to 8 for interviews which were held on Tuesday 20th September.  We are delighted to announce that our new Pupil Librarians are as follows:-


Class 5

Amelia Read, Daniel Watt and Gwen Hill as back up.

Class 4

Holly-Rose Parsons, Freddie Abbott and George McMenemy as back up.


Our new Pupil Librarians will receive their badges in Assembly at the end of this week - congratulations!

Tuesday 20th September 2016.

Last week we handed out the job application form below for the role of Pupil Librarian to Years 4, 5 and 6.  All the pupils enjoyed using the form as a life skill practice and we have now received 15 applications to consider for interview, out of which 4 will be selected.  Good luck everyone!

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Wherwell Staff Favourite Books

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The Queen's 90th Birthday Display

With the aim of inspiring and informing the children about our Majesty's 90th birthday, the library has got a new display to mark and celebrate this occasion. Enjoy!

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New wall display - Brilliant Beginnings and Excellent Endings June 2015

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Rainbow Reading Challenge Explained
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The aim is to read one book from each of the seven categories below:-­



Myths and Legends

Stepping into Someone’s Shoes



Magic & Mystery


Each category has a different colour sticker.  The children collect 7 stickers on their cloud which sits with the others around the library rainbow.  Once they have completed the challenge,  the child keeps their cloud and gets a certificate.  They can complete the challenge as many times as they like.