Category Archives: News in the library

Updates about what is new and exciting in the library at École Westridge.

Dates/Times:

Wednesday, September 23rd

         12:15-12:55 and 2:00-5:00

Thursday, September 24th

        12:15-12:55 and 2:00-5:00

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battleBATTLE OF THE BOOKS!!!

 

Here are your 2015 Battle Titles.  Click on a title to learn more information about the book.

 arkARK ANGEL BY ANTHONY HOROWITZ
boyTHE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS  BY JOHN BOYNE

AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FREE AT:THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

 

ruleRULES BY CYNTHIA LORD
HOMEWORLTHE HOMEWORK MACHINE BY DAN GUTMAN
frankiFRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM BY ERIC WIGHT
belly upBELLY UP BY STUART GIBBS
my lifeMY LIFE AS A BOOK BY JANET TASHJIAN 
1111 BIRTHDAYS BY WENDY MASS
el deafoEL DEAFO BY CECE BELL
seesSEES BEHIND TREES BY MICHAEL DORRIS
EMPTY BY emptySUZANNE WEYN (alternate)

 

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH!

DEAROctober is National School Library month.

I challenge all classes to participate in the provincial DEAR (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) EVENT.

This is scheduled for

Monday, October 27th, 2014.

At some point during the day, drop what you are doing and read for a minimum of 20 minutes!

Your brainS and imaginations will thank you!

For more information, check out the BC DEAR challenge website at:

http://bctf.ca/bctla/info/advocacy.html

Intermediate Reading Club News

Congratulations to Max in Division 3.   He has won this month’s intermediate prize draw!   Great work Max!   Keep reading!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE YRCA BOOK!

 

All this week, vote for your favourite YRCA Book.    The nominees for this year are:

JUNIOR DIVISION BOOKS

13 Treasures – Michelle Harrison                                                                                            Big Nate: In a Class by Himself – Lincoln Peirce
Fatty Legs: A True Story – Christy Jordan-Fenton
Lone Wolf – Kathryn Lasky
The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan
The Mysterious Howling – Maryrose Wood
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda – Tom Angleberger
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer – John Grisham

 INTERMEDIATE  DIVISION BOOKS

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth – Lynne Rae Perkins
The Cardturner – Louis Sachar
Halo – Alexandra Adornetto
Heist Society – Ally Carter
The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
The Second Trial – Rosemarie Boll
Smile – Raina Telgemeier
Sorta Like a Rock Star: A Novel – Matthew Quick

 The deadline for voting is Tuesday, April 9th.  Vote here online!  Tell us about your favourite YRCA book!  My favourite book is THE CARDTURNER by LOUIS SACHAR.

ERIC WALTERS COMES TO WESTRIDGE!

On Tuesday, March 12th, Eric Walters visited Westridge.   All students had an opporunity to hear Eric Walters speak.    It was an engaging and entertaining experience.   I would like to thank the PAC Executive for funding this opportunity!  Thank you for supporting literacy in our school!

My favourite Eric Walters book is “Run”.   I really like how Walters combined fiction and nonfiction by adding real details about Terry Fox’s “Marathon of Hope”.    Did you know that Eric Walters donates all of his royalties from this fantastic book to the Terry Fox Foundation?   Click on the book cover to read a full description of this book. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your favourite Eric Walters book?  Why?  Write a review here.