Library News

Fun Competition (all year groups)

Does your pet like to read?

Take a photo and send your competition entry to Ms McConnell, Librarian, Chantry Library. s.mcconnell@exetercs.org
Entries will be displayed in the Chantry Library and the winner will be announced in July.

‘Flower’, a Welsh mountain pony is reading ‘How to train you Dragon’.

‘Mohawk and Cinnamon’ are reading ‘Romeo and Juliet’, (the guinea pig version!) with Rosalila.


The Kate Greenaway Book Award

The Kate Greenaway award is for outstanding illustration in a children’s book. This year there are seven shortlisted books and some of the Year 3 children have produced drawings inspired by two of their favourite books; ‘A First Book of Animals’, and ‘Under the Same Sky’.  They have also made origami Emperor Penguins and Blue Whales.  Their pictures can be seen on Carnegie Greenaway Gallery page: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/greenaway-gallery.php

Beano 80th Anniversary

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Beano and many children have made a simple pop-up card to mark the occasion.  The activity provoked conversations about favourite characters and their subtle visual changes over the years.  Some children were able to name characters no longer in the current Beano line-up.

How would you send a message without a mobile phone?

The news that Simon Cowell has given up his mobile phone stimulated thoughts about alternative ways to send messages in the library this week.  Many of the children had a go at semaphore signalling (where flag positions represent letters) using the paper flags available on display.  It takes a little time to learn 26 flag positions and there was a fair amount of laughter and flailing arms in the process.

15 June 2018
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