Thursday, September 7, 2017

Titantic Week in the Library

                  We set up a display about the Titanic.  Lots of children have been writing and drawing about the Titanic.  Ryan made a book about the Titanic and Sam and Thea wrote down 6 Awesome facts about the Titanic.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thelma the Unicorn Competition

Congratulations to our winner!

New Books!

Thanks to all the families and staff who voted for our school at Hillcrest New World Supermarket in the 'Kellogg's New World Free Books for Schools Promotion'.  We won 20 new books for our library!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Summer reading: The War that Saved my Life

Welcome back to the library for 2017! 

We hope you had a great holiday and kept reading.  We're looking forward to another fun year in the library and sharing some great books with you.  Here's our Summer Pick:

The War that Saved my Life 
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

During World War 2, nine year old Ada and her brother Jamie are evacuated from the city of London to the country. Ada was born with a physical disability called a 'club foot' and her cruel mother has kept her locked up inside and unable to walk all her life.

The children go to live with Susan who has her own problems. As Ada discovers freedom for the first time she faces challenges and adventures such as learning to ride a pony and looking for German spies. 

This book is a great story about growing up and finding strength with action and adventure along the way. You will cry tears of sadness and happiness. 😥  😀

Suitable for Year 6.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


We learnt about Diwali in the library last week and decorated diya candles.


Student Book Review: How to look for a lost dog

Title: How to look for a lost dog.
Author: Ann M Martin who has also written the ‘Babysitters Club’ series which sold 170 million copies worldwide.
Genre: Fiction but could be based on a true story.
Setting: Set in Hatford, America.

Tell about the book but don’t give away the ending:

The book is about a girl called Rose and trying to find her best dog Rain after the superstorm Susan. Rose is about 8 and she has tantrums all the time. She has a dog called Rain who Rose has a big connection to. Rose’s dad Wesley Howard let Rain outside in the superstorm without her collar to go for a wee and Rain never came back.

Tell about your favourite part of the book or make a connection: 

My favourite part was when Rain jumps out of Rose’s uncles car and follows Rose into class, but Rose did not realise and everyone in Rose’s class meets Rain.

Give a recommendation:

I recommend this book ‘How to look for a lost dog” a 4.5 star rating. I love this book because it has good characters and the characters have good personalities. I think this book would suit kids aged around 10-12 years. If you like good adventure books and if you are a good reader you will love this book.

Reviewed By: Francesca -  Room 11

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Little Free Library

Hamilton East School ‘Little Free Library’ is a "Borrow a book, return a book" free book exchange for the parents of our school. This is situated outside the school library and will be open from 2.30 - 3.30pm each day. 

How it works: You simply borrow a book, read it and when you return it borrow another. We are starting this to share our love of reading with the community.