Year 4 Sleepover with a story from Tristan Bancks

One of my favourite things to do as a Teacher Librarian is read the Bedtime Story for the Year 4 Sleepover.

Our library has a truly magical feeling at night and you almost expect our book toys to come to life at any moment. Our Story Chair was waiting for the Year 4s and set the scene for the evening with a caricature of Tom Weekly and his latest book My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins by Tristan Bancks. After dinner the students arrived at the library door warm and comfy in their pajamas bursting with excitement and anticipation and eager for their bedtime story.

The story I had chosen for the evening was called The Good Boy. In this story, Tom Weekly planned to be good for 24 hours. Despite some close calls at school during the day, Tom had managed to keep his cool and not get into any trouble. When he arrived home after being good for eight and a half hours he thought the remaining five hours before bedtime would be easy. Wrong! Tom discovered he had left their dog Bando inside while he was at school and Bando had eaten all the ingredients Tom had left on the bench for the French dessert project he had to make and photograph that afternoon! The Year Fours groaned and laughed as Tom came up with a very unique solution for his project by creating ‘Mousse au Chocolate de Bando’. After this story I’m sure many of the students will not look at chocolate mousse in quite the same way again…

Thanks for a fun story evening in the library 4G, 4O and 4VT!

The World’s Worst Children 2

There were quite a few excited students when I showed them our copies of David Walliams new book The World’s Worst Children 2 and I’ve noticed some keen students have their own copies of the book already! I’m looking forward to sharing some of these stories during library classes. 

Watch the video below (there’s no sound) as it introduces the next ten World’s Worst Children. 

You can also read a brief description of each child HERE 

I wonder which of the children in this new volume of stories will be your choice for worst child…or if YOU are like any of them in some way? 

Do you have an idea for a child for David Walliams’ next book? Add it in the comments if you do…

The 91-Storey Treehouse

The 91- Storey Treehouse is going to be launched in Melbourne with Andy, Terry and Jill on Tuesday, August 8th at 4.30pm at the Melbourne Town Hall. If you want to be there for all the crazy fun then you will need to follow the link to book your ticket NOW! Tickets are $25 and include a signed copy of the book.

“Join Andy and Terry in their now 91-storey spectacular treehouse. They’ve added thirteen new levels, including the world’s most powerful whirlpool, a mashed-potato-and-gravy train and a human pinball machine. Why not try your luck on the spin-and-win prize wheel or hang out in a giant spider web (with a giant spider), or you can always get your fortune told by Madam Know-it-all or eat a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine while deciding whether or not to push the big red button . . .”

Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

A BIG thank you to one of our Year 6 boys for the link to the movie trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The movie is due for release in Australia on June 22nd.

This morning on Twitter, Jeff Kinney shared some amazing statistics about his Wimpy Kid series…

The Wimpy Kids series

  • Has been translated into 53 languages
  • Has over 180 million books in print world wide
  • Is one of the most successful children’s series ever published

Visit the Wimpy Kid website as Jeff Kinney celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

My Life & Other Weaponised Muffins by Tristan Bancks

Tom Weekly is back in another book of the hilarious My Life series by Tristan Bancks. My Life & Other Weaponised Muffins is the fifth book in the series that is filled with funny, gross and clever stories, quizzes and jokes.

I bought two copies of the book for our library when I was in the city on Sunday. On the way home on the train I couldn’t wait to read it. I was only a few pages into the first story called ‘Meatball’ when I had to try SO hard to stop myself from laughing out loud because the man sitting opposite me on the train kept looking at me and probably thought I was crazy! I had to wait until I got home to find out how Tom Weekly avoided eating a meatball with a long black hair twisted through it…

After reading My Life & Other Weaponised Muffins I will…

  • use a magnifying glass when I eat meatballs
  • inspect chocolate mousse very carefully before tasting it
  • be on the look out for students selling nits
  • hope I don’t look and sound like Tom’s Nan and the other grannies when I do Yoga
  • definitely not be eating ‘toenies’ to help me write blog posts
  • make sure I have the handbrake on properly in my car
  • not look at my favourite blueberry muffins in quite the same way 

Enjoy the book trailer for My Life & Other Weaponised Muffins

Visit Tristan’s website HERE to find out more about My Life & Other Weaponised Muffins