Reading Crusade Challenge – Week 4

Reading crusade logo

Week 4 Challenge – History

This week on the Christchurch Kids Blog we’re challenging children to read a historical story.  There are a lot of historical stories set during or after wartime, like Rose for the ANZAC Boys, The Silver Sword, or Goodnight Mister Tom.  Some historical stories are told through diary entries, like the My Story series.  There are even historical mystery stories, like the Roman Mysteries series and the Lady Grace Mysteries.  We have heaps of reading suggestions  and some cool books on offer, including a Sharon Holt prize pack with two books from the My New Zealand Story series.

To go into the draw, children need to go to the Christchurch Kids Blog and tell us their favourite historical story.   For more information about our Reading Crusade Challenges or for some great reading recommendations, check out the Christchurch Kids Blog.

Reading Crusade Challenge – Week 3

Reading crusade logo

Week 3 Challenge – Animals

This week on the Christchurch Kids Blog we’re challenging children to read an animal story.  It could be about a mouse like Stuart Little or Runaway Ralph, a horse like Bow Down Shadrach or Pony Club Secrets, a dog like Shadow or Hotel for Dogs, or a cat like The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Warriors series.  We have heaps of reading suggestions  and some cool books on offer, including some Pony Club Secrets and Pony Club Rivals books by Stacy Gregg.

To go into the draw, children need to go to the Christchurch Kids Blog and tell us their favourite fantasy book.   For more information about our Reading Crusade Challenges or for some great reading recommendations, check out the Christchurch Kids Blog.

Reading Crusade Challenge – Week 2

Reading crusade logo

Week 2 Challenge – Fantasy

This week on the Christchurch Kids Blog we’re challenging children to read a fantasy book.  It could be anything from Harry Potter to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Loblolly Boy to The Golden Compass.  We have heaps of reading suggestions  and some cool books on offer, including the brilliant new fantasy, The Emerald Atlas and a Beast Quest prize pack.

To go into the draw, children need to go to the Christchurch Kids Blog and tell us their favourite fantasy book.   For more information about our Reading Crusade Challenges or for some great reading recommendations, check out the Christchurch Kids Blog.

Join the 2011 Reading Crusade and win

Reading crusade logo

If your children love rugby and reading then they should join the 2011 Reading Crusade.  It’s a fun reading competition run by Christchurch City Libraries and the Crusaders rugby team.

Any children in Christchurch between 5-13 years can join in.  All they have to do is read six books, fill out a reading log and get a parent, teacher  or librarian to register their reading. Full details are available on the library website.

There are heaps of prizes, including weekly Reading Crusade Challenges on the library’s Christchurch Kids blog. Join in today!

Interviews, book reviews and prizes on the Christchurch Kids Blog

Our cool new blog for kids called the Christchurch Kids Blog was launched last week and we have lots of exciting things for you and your children to check out:

  • Our Star Author – each month we have an awesome author joining us to blog about their books, writing and other things that interest them.  Our very first Star Author is New Zealand’s own Brian Falkner.  Come and find out about his new book The Project, where he gets his ideas from, and what he thinks of book reviews.
  • Steve Cole, the author of Astrosaurs, Cows in Action and Slime Squad was one of the authors who was going to join us for the blog launch, but he was unable to make it.  Luckily, I still got the chance to ask Steve some questions about his books, Doctor Who, and what he does when he’s not writing.
  • Canterbury kids – tell us what you think and you will go in the draw to WIN books.

There are lots of other exciting things to read and watch on the Christchurch Kids Blog so head on over and have a look.