Peak School Library Newsletter

June 2013

School's out for summer!

The holidays are fast approaching and promise long, lazy days of sunshine, no school, no homework, no activities to rush around to......bliss!

This should leave Peak School children with plenty of time on their hands to pick up a book, so we have created a summer reading list of all our top picks in case you are looking for ideas to tempt them away from the television or the computer! There are also some interesting statistics below to show the impact on children's vocabulary of reading for 15 minutes every day.

Happy Holidays!

Read on for more information, or see our Library Page on Planet Peak.....

A Plea from the Library

As the children are encouraged to be independent in the library, books can go home without being scanned out and we have no means of telling where they are. Please would you make a huge effort to turn out your cupboards for library books? You are looking for books with a yellow barcode on the front which says Peak School Library and a white sticker on the spine with numbers or letters on it.

Did you know that if every family had just one Library book at home, this would cost us around $72,000 to replace the missing copies?

The new Children's Laureate is announced

Malorie Blackman, the bestselling author of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Noughts & Crosses teen series, has been chosen as the new Children's Laureate in the UK, to replace Julia Donaldson who has come to the end of her two year term. Please click here for more information about Malorie and her books and about previous Children's Laureates.

Check out the latest from the world's most prestigious book awards

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.

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.

A quick reminder.....

All library books should be bought into school on the correct library day.
  • Monday: Year 2
  • Tuesday: 6B and Year 4
  • Wednesday: Year 1
  • Thursday: 5T and 5B
  • Friday: 6R and Year 3