How to Train Your Dragon

I was at the movies today and saw the movie preview for one of our books in the LRC. How to Train Your Dragon is written by Cressida Crowell. It is about the adventures of an 11 year old viking called Hiccup Horrendous 111. He is the son of a viking chief who must capture a dragon to pass his initiation test. If he fails this test he will be kicked out of his tribe. Hiccup’s adventures begin from the minute he tries to pluck a dragon from a “Dragon Nursery” where 3000 of them are hibernating …Click here to read a bit of the story and enjoy some of the funny sketches from the book.

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This is the opening line of the story…. Long ago, on the wild and windy isle of Berk, a smallish Viking with a longish name stood up to his ankles in snow. Now come to the LRC to borrow the book and read some more before you see the movie!

The movie will be out on March 25th, but you can watch the trailer now.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was first written by Judi Barret in 1978.  It has been adapted into a film  by Sony Picture Animation.

Imagine if food fell from the sky like rain… wouldn’t it be great? Or would it? This is what happened in the tiny town of Chewandswallow. In many ways it was much the same as any other small town, except for the weather… which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes it rained soup and juice, or snowed mashed potatoes, once or twice it even blew up a storm of hamburgers. Life was pretty delicious in Chewandswallow…until the weather took a turn for the worse!

These are pictures of the  original book cover and the book cover we have today.  They are very different as you can see!



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 You can click here to view the trailer for the movie, meet the characters and  play some games.

If you have seen the movie you might like to write a short movie review for us!


Fantastic Mr Fox

Grade 3C and Mrs Cocks are enjoying are enjoying a Book Safari this term with Roald Dahl.  At the moment they are reading Fantastic Mr Fox.  The book is actually coming to life for them because the tractors in the story are also working outside their classroom with other machinery as our demolition works are happening!

Fantastic Mr Fox has been made into an animated video. Click on the picture below to visit the official movie website.  Mr Fox is played by George Clooney and Mrs Fox is played by Meryl Streep.  The film will be in Australian cinemas in January…

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Tashi and the Golem

The sixteenth Tashi book by Anna and Barbara Fienberg is out now!  This book is called Tashi and the Golem.  In this adventure Tashi and his friends use clay and magic to make a golem who will stand up to the bully boy, Bang Bang.  Will their big Golem obey them?  Can they rescue Ah Chu’s baby sister from the River Pirate before the pirates sail away?



Click here if you would like to know more about how a Tashi book is written, illustrated and printed.

When you read Tashi and the Golem we would love to hear what you enjoyed about Tashi’s adventures in this story.


The Wild Things in Prep G

On Friday during their Literacy time the children in Prep G read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. They had lots of fun creating their masks so they could become Wild Things and roar their terrible roars, gnash their terrible teeth, roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws…I wonder if they will be Wild Things when they visit me in the LRC next week?

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