Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge has sadly come to a finish and I would like to say a BIG THANK-YOU and congratulations to everyone who took part. It’s been so much fun reading all the fantastic reviews that you have sent in and hopefully you will keep sending them in as part of Kid’s Club Reviews. With over 60 books on the list I was amazed and impressed with how many some of you read and with what you were saying in the reviews! So keep up the great reading and don’t forget if you are stuck for ideas of what to read next pop down to your local library and ask the friendly librarians we love to help you choose books, or keep eye on our Blog post where we write up about fabulous new books coming into the libraries. There is still plenty of summer left for lying around with a great read!

Watch this space for the competition winners and the school who read the most books – to be announced soon…

Special Summer Reading Challenge Competition! Win some books!

Hope you have all been enjoying some of the wonderful sunny summer days and better still reading some of the fabulous books on our Summer Reading Challenge book list! Judging by the fantastic reviews that I have been reading, I know many of you have been wildly reading over the school holidays which makes me very happy! Now I know we all have a favourite books to read but I would really like to see some of the books being reviewed from the list that no one has reviewed yet soooo…. I’m going make a bit of an incentive for you. I have 5 books to give away for the first reviews I receive in on the following books, but you must have at least 3 sentences about the book in the review. They are all great reads and if you are a Harry Potter or a Northern Light fan you’ll especially enjoy these! Continue reading

Wild About Reading! Summer Reading Challenge

Yes it’s nearly time to Slip, Slop, Slap and read, relax and rummage through some fantabulous books! Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and have we got some great reads lined up for you this Summer!!!

So for those of you new to this and a reminder to the rest of us who feel like last summer was ages and ages ago, here’s what it’s all about…

Down at Wellington City Libraries we have chosen some of our favourite books, and hopefully some of yours, to see how many of them you can get through between the 1st of December to the 31st of January 2018. There are 60+ books on our list so plenty of variety. The idea is to read a book from the list then go to the Kid’s Page on our website, click on the Kids Club and start writing reviews. Even better you get prizes as well! Also each review puts you in the draw for an amazing book bag full of exciting books and things. Don’t belong to the Kids Club yet? It’s easy to join online check out the Kids Page to find out how.

So here’s a little preview of what’s in store for you this summer!

Ever thought of having a raven as a pet? Well that’s what happened to Arabel when her Dad (a London Taxi driver) finds a raven in the middle of the road one night and brings it. From there the crazy wild adventures begin, who knew a raven could reek so much havoc. Read about Arabel and Mortimer ‘s hilarious antics in one of the 4 books in the Arabel and Mortimer series with fantastic illustrations by Quentin Blake.

 

The Doomspell by Cliff McNish is an amazing fantasy trilogy which are a must for all Harry Potter and Northern Lights fans! “Rachel has been having disturbing dreams that start to feel too real. Then one day, she and her brother are ripped through a wall in her house and transported to a dangerous world ruled by a manipulative witch and her ancient underlings.” – Publisher

 

 

Moa by James Davidson. I don’t know about you, but I love reading comics and summer for me is the perfect time to hang out in a hammock with a great big stack of them! Moa is a laugh out loud series and the perfect thing for those hot summer days. “Ride along with Kiwi and Possum on their side-splitting adventures battling mythical creatures and dangerous hunters in colonial New Zealand! This treasury collection contains all five issues of James Davidson’s acclaimed comic series Moa, sure to delight readers of all ages.” – Publisher.

That was just a sneak peak of what’s in store for you over the holiday season and guess what there are another 57+ books to choose from! So keep an eye out at your local library and on our website for the Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge booklet.

What: Wild About Reading: Summer Reading Challenge booklet

When: Available at your local Library from 18th November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

Kia ora everyone

A big thank-you and congratulations to all those who took part in Summer Reading Challenge this summer!

We really enjoyed reading all your fantastic reviews and hope that you will keep writing and sending more reviews in for our Kids’ Club.

We would also like to congratulate our overall Summer Reading Challenge winners. The prizes this year go to Zahra from Karori, who was very excited by her new book collection and Ben from Miramar who loves books on sharks!


The school challenge this year was taken out by Karori  West Normal School who had the most students taking part. They received $500 worth of book tokens for the school and some great books for the School Library. It was pretty close, so don’t forget to get your friends at school to take part next summer.

Sadly summer is now drawing to a close but we still have lots of great books at the library to get stuck into. If you can’t decide what to read look at some of the ideas from the Kids Blog and Kids Reviews pages in the Kids’ Club. If you can’t get down to the library try downloading a book or an audio book online!

Happy reading everyone.

 

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is coming…

You’ll be excited to hear that the annual children’s Summer Reading Challenge is on again this year! It starts on 1st December 2016, and finishes on 31st January 2017 – that’s 2 months of reading, reviewing and winning prizes.

The Challenge is open to all 5-12 year olds with  their own library card. It’s free to do, and you don’t have to register.

Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements about the Challenge. We’ll be posting information here and on our Kids’ home page.

You’ll be able to pick up a Summer Reading Challenge booklet from our libraries from later November onwards, or print from our website. Inside the booklet is the Challenge booklist.

Your mission over December and January is to read and review as many titles from the booklist as you can. Each review will earn you rewards, and will also gain you an entry into the main prize draw (Which is drawn in the first week of February).

 

More details soon! Watch this space…

Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners for the 2015-2016 Summer Reading Challenge. These lucky ones had their names drawn from all the entries received over December and January and won a prize pack stuffed full of goodies.

Book Review Winner: Sophia from Kilbirnie

Sophia Winner photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Challenge Winner: Hunter and Helena from Miramar

Hunter and Helena Winner Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Prize Winner: Miramar Christian School and Clifton Terrace Model School  These two schools were first equal in having the most students doing the Challenge. Each school has received a $250 book voucher to put towards their school library collection.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Challenge and make sure to look out for it again next Summer. In the mean time you can continue to read, review and win prizes through out the year in the Wellington City Libraries’ Kids’ Club.

Summer Reading Challenge is finished!

A huge congratulations to those of you who took part in this year’s Kids’ Club Summer Reading Challenge.

We had heaps of amazing reviews go up on our blog; we hope you enjoyed writing them as much as we enjoyed reading them.

We are busily picking the winners and putting the prize packs together. We’ll let you know who the winners are soon, so keep checking back here.

 

In the meantime, here are the Top 10 reviewers for the Challenge:

1. Brianna from St Francis de Sales School

2. Caitlin from St Francis de Sales School

3. Luke from Karori Normal School

4. Peehoo from Johnsonville School

5. Molly from Karori Normal School

6. Danica from Korokoro School

7. Alice from St Patrick’s School

8. Anna from Karori Normal School

9. Lachie from St Francis de Sales School

10. Hunter from Miramar Christian School

 

Remember – you can write Kid’s Club reviews and win prizes all year round, so keep reading and reviewing those books!

 

Summer Reading Challenge leader board

With less than 10 days of the Summer Reading Challenge to go, you’ll have to hurry-hurry to get as many books read and reviewed before the Challenge ends on January 31st.

Remember – each book you read and review will get you an entry into the main prize draw. So the more reviews, the more entries.

We’ve crunched some numbers and done some maths, and have found out who the top 10 reviewers are so far:

 

  1. Peehoo, Johnsonville School: 55 reviews
  2. Luke, Karori Normal School, 50 reviews
  3. Molly, Karori Normal School, 40 reviews
  4. Danica, Korokoro School, 33 reviews
  5. Alice, St Patrick’s School. 24 reviews
  6. Anna, Karori Normal School, 22 reviews
  7. Hunter, Miramar Christian School, 18 reviews
  8. Brianna, St Francis De Sales School, 17 reviews
  9. Helena, Miramar Christian School, 14 reviews
  10. Maarama, Karori West Normal School, 13 reviews

Awesome reading by these 10!

 

Don’t forget about the library challenges – visit each Wellington City Library and complete the fun Summer Reading challenge Activity to enter the second prize draw. Each activity completed gains you another entry!