Battle of the Books Expectations

In case any of you have forgotten, we are expected to read 1-2 books from the BOTB list.  Remember to bring your team captains the questions every week.  Gr. 6 students need to write 7 questions and the Gr. 7 students need to write 10 questions.  I will attach the 2015_Question template_list to this blog posting.

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Battle of the Books

It’s that time of year again Gr. 6 & 7 students!

We have some wonderful titles for this year’s Battle of the Books! I hope that you’re able to read as many titles as you can, but you must at least read two of the following books.  I’ll be meeting with all of you tomorrow to discuss the rules and procedures.

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Calling all Library Lovers!

Although summer is over and fall has started, don’t forget that you can still go to your closest Burnaby Public Library branch for some extra school year fun! They have lots of exciting stuff happening this autumn just for you, and your parents too!

Burnaby Public Library: Stuff to Know for Fall 2013

Don’t forget…new Kindergarten kids can still pick up their cool, free library card holders (also called lanyards) at any branch of the Burnaby Public Library. You can also enter our weekly prize draws until the end of December.

Join us…Bad Bunnies, Fake Frogs and Maybe a Princess or Two…come in costume and join us for magical crafts, frog kisses, free wishes, pink chariot rides and STORIES! For children age 6 to 12. The event will be at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, Saturday, October 26, 1:00-4:30pm. Phone 604-436-5420 for more details.

Can’t attend the special event? Check out … TumbleBook Library or TumbleBookCloud to find an online collection of picturebooks, videos, chapterbooks, and graphic novels. Access from home with a Burnaby Public Library Card.More great stuff at

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Happy New School Year

Hello Buckingham!

It is a new September and I know you were all missing school over the summer and can’t wait to get your hands on another great book.  Thank you so much to all of you who were dedicated Burnaby Public Library patrons- I know some of you even got your Summer Reading Club medal!  Great job!  

Welcome back to fall @ your library.  We have lots of new books to fall  in love with, including the hot hot hot YRCA reads for 2013-2014.  Legend has already flown off the shelf, and the Scorpio Races is not far behind.  There is also a stack of picturebooks I can’t wait to show you, as well as some fantastic new nonfiction information books on our First Nations People.  It’s going to be a great year Buckingham! 

Keep your eyes peeled for a new look coming soon to your favourite library.  Can you spot the difference…?  Come visit us soon- before school, after school, with your class and any time you can!

Miss Boden

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Spring has Sprung!

 Hello Buckingham and happy Spring!  May flowers are popping up all over the place and Family Fun night is on Friday.  Your Home Reading Club Passports are due in by May 31st in order to be eligible for your 250 night prize: your very own book!  Your avatars will receive a book as well.  Remember to come see me for the paper book your knight or princess will proudly hold on the Buckingham hallway posters. 

Come check out the great new stuff in your school library.  Just in- we now have the whole set of Backyard Animals!  Whether you are passionate about prarie dogs, batty for butterflies, eager for earthworms, fond of foxes or crazy for coyotes, we have a book for you! 

Backyard Animals Cover (from

Backyard Animals Cover (from

My favourite part is the awesome Nonfiction information inside: 

Example Spread from Backyard Animals Coyotes.  (Photo from

Example Spread from Backyard Animals Coyotes. (Photo from

These books are perfect for your research project, or just for learning about some of our wonderful wildlife. 

See you soon!

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Library Contest

Are you musical?  Do you love non-fiction information books?  Do you enjoy performing?  Then the Dewey Decimal Rap is the thing for you! 

Buckingham library is holding a contest for our grade 5-7 to reproduce my very favourite library song: The Dewey Decimal Rap.  If you can successfully sing this rap alone or with a group of friends, you will win a prize and have the chance to film your work.  This film will earn you school-wide fame and worship… at least from the library. 

So practice makes perfect!  Study Melvil Dewey in all his glory in this little catchy tune. Click The Dewey Decimal Rap to see the video.  Click The Dewey Decimal Rap Lyrics for the lyrics in PDF form.   

Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see your versions of this library classic. 

Miss Boden

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Welcome back to another great year @ your library

Hello Buckingham,

It’s 2013 and your library is full of new and exciting things.  We’ve JUST put out one of my new favourite series: 

These graphic novels are fun, colourful myths and legends from the Haida people.  You can find them on the new book shelf right now, and later on you will see them in the 398.2 section. 

We also just got in a big shipment from the Kidsbooks Sale, so you will see many new, wonderful reads on our shelves.  Keep your eyes peeled for the hilarious early chapter book Captain Awesome,

 the Candy Fairies (for those of you who love Rainbow Magic),  

The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The sequals to the Lemonade War

And many more!!

Also- a big warm welcome to our new incredible, talented, knowledgeable Buckingham library monitors:

Sarah, Hannah, Asia, Arika, Manvir, Sophia, Christine Joi, Mitra, Daniel, Olivia, Jeremy, Alex Y, D.J., Kyle and Aleena.

They have passed the training and the test and are now working in the library before and after school.  Come visit them!

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Library Hours

Just a quick note that as of next week, our library will be open before and after school for an extra 15 minutes.  Please come in to exchange your books, do some research or read! 

Our new hours for this school year are 8:45- 3:15 Monday, Tuesday andFriday.

I will also be looking for some helpful book lovers to start up a Library Monitors Club.  Do you think you might be interested?  Come talk to Miss Boden in the library. 

See you next week!

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Wow!  Your Remembrance Day ceremony last Friday was incredible.  I was so amazed by how beautiful your singing voices were and how hard staff and students all worked to make such a special, moving assembly.  Just a quick reminder about some great Remembrance Day books:

Poppy Day by Rosemary Moore:  Click Here

A Poppy is to Remember by Heather Patterson and Ron Lightburn:  Click Here

In Flanders fields : the story of the poem by John McCrae by Linda Granfield: Click Here

In Flanders fields by Norman Jorgensen: Click Here



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Hello from Miss Boden!

Hello Buckingham,

You have hopefully noticed by now that there is a new smiley face in the library.  Mrs. Brown is off on her maternity leave and we wish her the best with her upcoming bundle of joy.  So, until June, you will see me in the library instead.  I can’t WAIT to discover some new favourite books and resources with you, and to work with everyone on some exciting projects in the library.  Stay tuned to hear all about the latest library news.  And keep your eyes peeled next week for some new Home Reading Club posters in the hallway.  Which division will be the first to complete 250 nights of reading?

Happy reading!

Miss Boden

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