Peak School Library Newsletter

October 2013

Liz Million confirmed for Book Week!

We are delighted to have confirmed UK-based children's author and illustrator Liz Million as our visiting author for Book Week in March.

Liz will be giving talks to the children about story-writing, as well as running workshops on book illustration across all year groups.

You can find out more about Liz below....

Liz Million

Liz Million is based in the UK, where she writes and illustrates children's books. She visits schools, libraries and museums all over the world to talk about her work and to show people how to draw!

Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2014

The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards are fast approaching and Peak School is looking for entries from all year groups in the following categories:

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Cover Art.

The subject this year is "New Tales of the Gobi Desert" with word count for years 1 to 3 set at 500 and for years 4 to 6 at 1000. There is no word limit for poetry and the cover art should be drawn onto an A3 sheet, portrait orientation and must not carry the title, student name or category on the front.

The deadline for submissions is 31st January and children who are interested should tell Mrs Rodwell or Mrs Campbell in the Library within the next 2 weeks.

For full details, please see the HKYWA website:

Have you booked your tickets for Hong Kong KidsFest yet?

Hong Kong KidsFest 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 15th 2014 at 5pm to Sunday, Feb. 16th 2014 at 7:30pm

1 Gloucester Rd

Hong Kong

Some great theatre adaptations of well-known children's books are coming to Hong Kong. The Gruffallo, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Private Peaceful....

Check out the KidsFest Website here.

Peak School Library Netvibes page

Have you discovered our Netvibes page? It is a collection of online resources that you and your children will find extremely useful. With pages on safe searching, maths and literacy activities and collections of websites for specific Units of Enquiry, you and your children can save a great deal of wasted time ploughing through hundreds of Google search results.

Have a browse through the site below and do let us know if there are any great websites you think we should be adding to our lists.

A quick reminder.....

Peak School children are not allowed to borrow new library books until all their books are returned and they can find this really disappointing, particularly when they see other children in their class choosing and borrowing books. Please would you help them to remember to bring their books into school on the following days:

  • Tuesday: Year 4
  • Wednesday: Year 1 and Year 2
  • Thursday: Year 5 and Year 3
  • Friday: Year 6

Did you know?

Information about Peak School Library can be found on the Peak School website.

A treasure trove of online resources that will REALLY help with homework can be found on our Peak School Library Netvibes Page.

You can get tips, information and news from the publishing world if you "like" our Peak School Library Facebook page.

Before you go out and buy a book, you can search our library catalogue to see if we have it at school.

News, new books, information and learning tools can be found on our library page on Planet Peak.