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Tell us what you’re reading and WIN

The Summertime Reading Club is on now and throughout the Summer holidays you have lots of chances to win on the Christchurch Kids Blog.  Each week we’ll have a competition that you can enter to win book vouchers from PaperPlus, one of our fantastic sponsors.  Did you know that you get a $5 PaperPlus voucher when you’ve completed your reading log?

Our first competition is super easy to enter.  Just leave a comment on this post telling us about a book that you’re reading for the Summertime Reading Club.  Make sure you put your name and your email address or phone number so that we can contact you if you win.  We’ll draw one lucky kid who will win a $40 PaperPlus voucher.   So get commenting and you’ll be in to win.  Competition closes Thursday 2 January 2014.

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Summertime Reading Club winners

Summertime Reading Club winner Daniel with Mark of Paper PlusYou guys did so well! We are so impressed with your efforts.
Summertime Reading Club is over. Have a look at photos of the prizegiving at Central Library Tuam on Friday 25 January 2013. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who entered for their great work:

Summertime Reading Club

  • 1st prize Daniel Powley
  • 2nd prize Ashleigh-Jo Smith
  • 3rd prize Teighan Connolly

SCAPE colouring competition

SCAPE Colouring Competition - winners on display at Central Library Tuam

1st prize Arna Emslie

SCAPE Colouring Competition - 1st prize

2nd prize Jack Sheedy

SCAPE Colouring Competition - 2nd prize

3rd prize Alisha Warwick

SCAPE Colouring Competition - 3rd prize

Runner up Jessica Olds

SCAPE Colouring Competition - highly commended

Runner up Jason Yun

SCAPE Colouring Competition - highly commended

Runner up Oliver Wheeler

SCAPE Colouring Competition - highly commended

View photos of the SCAPE colouring competition.

Photography competition: Reading a book in your favourite summer place:

1st prize Angus Steve: New Brighton

Summertime Reading Club

2nd place: Hannah Warwick

Hannah

3rd place: Amelia Kirkness

Amelia

Highly commended: Arlia O’Sullivan

Arlia

Highly commended: Katie Morison

Annabel

Highly commended: Emma Rashbrook–Field

Emma

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Summertime Reading Club Challenge – Week 1

This is the first of our weekly Summertime Reading Club challenges.  Each week we’ll set you a challenge and you have to comment on the challenge post to go in the draw for the weekly prize, a $50 PaperPlus voucher and a Hoyts movie pass.  We’ll draw the winner on Thursday and announce the winner on Friday when the next challenge is posted.

Week 1 Challenge

Using either the library catalogue or the Kids Christmas page on the library website, find a Christmas book that we have in the library.  Once you’ve found it, tell us here on the blog by leaving a comment on this post (along with your name and email address).

For a bonus entry – say ‘Merry Christmas’ to us in another language.

This week’s winner is Ben.

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What are you reading for Summertime Reading Club?

It’s great to see so many Christchurch kids entering our Summertime Reading Club.  There are so many great books you can choose to read and all you have to do is read any 6 books to go in the draw to win awesome prizes.  We would love to know what you’ve been reading over the holidays and why you liked (or didn’t like) the books that you read.  You can leave a comment on this post and tell us all about the books you’ve been reading:

  • What’s your favourite book you’ve read in the holidays?
  • Why did you like this book so much (or why didn’t you like it)?
  • Who was your favourite character?
  • What was your favourite part of the book?
  • How many books have you read in the holidays?

If you don’t know what to read next check out our If You Like… book lists and our Holiday Reading Guide.

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Books at the Movies these holidays

Our Summertime Reading Club starts on Friday, giving you the chance to win prizes just for reading books.  You can read all about how to join the Summertime Reading Club here on the blog.

Throughout the Summertime Reading Club we’re going to be highlighting some of the great movies that are coming out these holidays.  You may have noticed that there are lots of movies based on books – Hugo (The Invention of Hugo Cabret), The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, and War Horse (based on the book by Michael Morpurgo).  We’ll be having lots of exciting giveaways where you can win copies of the books and movie passes.

Our first competition, starting Friday, is all about Tintin, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Books at the Movies – The Adventures of Tintin Competition

There are so many great movies coming out in cinemas in the Christmas holidays, and the one I’m most looking forward to is The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.  The movie is based on three of Herge’s Tintin books – The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

Thanks to HarperCollins NZ, Random House NZ and Hardie Grant Egmont we have a MASSIVE Tintin prize pack to give away.  The winner will get a copy of the amazing book, The Art of the Adventures of Tintin, a set of the Tintin movie tie-in books, a Tintin poster and a movie pass to go and see the movie at Hoyts.  One runner-up will win a Tintin poster and a movie pass.

Thanks for entering our Tintin Competition.  Here are our lucky winners:

Main prize winner is – Leo
Runner up – Bryn

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And the Summertime Reading Club winners are …

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After a busy summer of reading where 576 children completed 779 reading logs and read a whopping 4674 books, the winners of book prize packs from Barrington Paper Plus can be announced. The winners are:

  • Julia Greenslade, 12, Burnside
  • Carlos Aso, 7, Northwood
  • Joshua James, 9, Spreydon

And the iPod Touch?

Victoria Dodge was the lucky winner of this prize, as well as a book prize pack.

Thanks for entering

Well done to all our keen readers. Now you’re in the reading habit you can prepare for the Reading Crusade — coming your way in April.

Download a Summertime Reading Club bookmark [158 kb PDF]

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