Book Review: Lucy’s Book

Lucy’s Book – Natalie Jane Prior, Cheryl Orsini (ill.) – Lothian – Published 28 February 2017

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Synopsis

LUCY’S BOOK captures that special connection between a child and their favourite book, as well as celebrating the way sharing stories can bring people together.

Lucy’s mum takes her to the library every Saturday. Lucy loves to read, but there is one special book that she borrows over and over again. The book is shared between friends, dropped in the ocean, flown to China and even made into a banana sandwich. But what will happen when everyone’s favourite book goes missing?

My thoughts

Lucy’s Book is a charming and delightful story that perfectly captures that magic moment when a book and a person first meet and change each other forever.

When the librarian hands Lucy a book and says “I think you’ll enjoy this one,” she couldn’t predict what would happen next. It becomes Lucy’s book. Her favourite. The book she wants to reread a hundred times. Lucy borrows it many times, shares it with her friends, takes it on holidays, and then discovers it has been removed from the library shelves. Desperate, Lucy begins a search to find her book.

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Display: Emoji Reading

Emoji Reading Display

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Emoji seem to be everywhere, on our phones, in our messages to one another, even on the front cover of books. I decided to takes these ever-present little faces and create a display that could be interactive.

I downloaded and printed a collection of emoji. Reusing some of my cover photocopies I had some student volunteers suggest emoji-book pairings. I then encouraged other students to choose a book from the shelf, perhaps a favourite, and stick on an emoji before placing it on the display table. Some colour-appropriate wording and a cute emoji-for-readers list complete the display.

The students have loved this display. Many have made recommendations and turn-over of titles has been good. Other students have suggested I add different emoji. The display is bright, eye-catching and a crowd pleaser.

Display: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Display

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On the 13th of September 2016, the world will be celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl. To highlight this celebration, Penguin Australia are running a Roald Dahl Read-A-Thon from the 1 August to 13 September. What a perfect time to promote Roald Dahl’s books.

This display promotes the 14 titles that have been included in the Read-A-Thon. The large characters were found by searching for the largest images of Quentin Blake illustrations available and then enlarging, printing and laminating them.

The border was created with triangles of coloured cardboard, left over from a previous display. It gives a slightly chaotic and very colourful look, something I think fits very well with Roald Dahl’s stories.

 

Roald Dahl’s website, https://www.roalddahl.com/home , is  absolutely limitless in terms of resources. There are character profiles, colouring-in sheets, craft ideas, and information about the man himself. There is also a downloadable collection of resources to help celebrate the 100 year anniversary.

Activity: Library Olympic Games

Library Olympic Games – Library Activities

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This is the second part in my Library Olympics prep – my display ideas can be found under Display: Olympic Games.

This library challenge is designed  so that students can engage in a competitive but inclusive challenge to inspire them to read more, read with their friends and use books to help them complete fun tasks.

Students can complete any or all tasks individually or in teams. They will earn points for their class group or school house team.

World FlagsChallenge 1: Flag design

Design your own flag. It can be a personal flag or make a team and share the design. We will display the flags with the other countries’ flags bunting, from Mr Printables.

Challenge 2: Paper plane making and flying competition

Create the most aerodynamic or the most fantastic looking paper plane. Create a paper plane that can fly the highest or do the most loops. We will test the planes during lunchtime outside the front of the library.

Challenge 3: Origami making

Using the library’s origami books, create an origami piece to add to our display. Can you create one that is sports themed?

Olympics PictogramsChallenge 4: Pictogram design

Design a new set of Olympic Pictograms for reading in a variety of exciting ways. Reading while lying on the beach, reading while surfing, or maybe reading while riding a horse???

Challenge 5: Reading Challenge

This event is based on the Olympic Reading Challenge found on Mrs Mac’s Library. 

Artistic Gymnastics: Read 3 Picture Books

100m Sprint: Read a short story (or book from the Easy Reads collection)

Marathon: Read for 30mins straight

Triathlon: Read 3 books by 3 different authors

Weightlifiting: Read a book of more than 200 pages

Relay: You and a friend read the same book.

Equestrian: Read a book about animals, fiction or non-fiction.

Display: Olympic Games

Olympic Games Display

Olympic RingsI fashioned these Olympic rings from book covers. It takes a few minutes for the students to recognise the symbol, but it’s a colourful way to connect reading with current events.

Olympic Book Rings

I fashioned the rings by copying these Olympic rings from Classical Book Worm. It wasn’t until I finished my rings and checked back with the original design that I realised I had put the book covers vertically rather than top to tail. As one student said, it looks better from a distance…

olympicsborderI used lettering from Instant Display, which also has a great collection of printable posters and borders.

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Display: Reading Helps Your Mind Grow

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Reading Helps Your Mind Grow

This floral library display is currently brightening up a corner of the school library. The inspiration for this display came from Margaret Puszka via ProTeacher.net. I made a few changes to the wording and decided to make my paper flowers 3D. Both the staff and students love this display. I have had lots of comments about how wonderful it looks and how colourful it is. It was lots of fun to make and wasn’t all that hard or time consuming.

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