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We are moving!

The Christchurch Kids Blog content will be moving to our new Christchurch City Libraries website.  We won’t be using this blog any more but you will still be able to read our posts about children’s books, authors and writing on our new website.  You will also still be able to have your say and let us know what you think.

If there is anything that you would really like to see on our new website for kids please post a comment and let us know.

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Sending warm, dry thoughts

Dear Christchurch readers

I saw the photos in the news, and heard about your floods. All I want to say right now is that I hope – so much – that you can all stay as warm and dry as possible. If only we could send you a giant blow-dryer for your city.

Snuggle up when you can, and as best you can, and take care.

Johanna

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Come to the Storylines Free Family Day

This Sunday (11 August), from 10am-3pm at South Library, you can come along to the Christchurch Storylines Free Family Day.  It’s your chance to meet your literary heroes – authors, illustrators, storytellers and book characters and it’s absolutely FREE!

This year you can meet:

As well as meeting some of our best authors and illustrators you can get your face painted and have a go at some of the fun activities, including create your own menu, draw a friendly monster and perform your very own poem.

See you there!

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Join the Reading Crusade

Do you want the chance to meet the Crusaders and win some awesome prizes?  You need to join the Reading Crusade.

The Reading Crusade starts on Monday 11 March and runs until 19 April (that’s 6 weeks).  It’s a reading competition that takes place every second year and is brought to you by Christchurch City Libraries in conjunction with the CRFU (Canterbury Rugby Football Union).

You can register to take part now by going to the Christchurch City Libraries’ Reading Crusade page.

All you have to do to enter is:

  • Download your reading log from the Christchurch City Libraries’ website or get a paper copy from their teacher or local library.
  • Read four books of your choice.
  • Complete a reading log. This reading log needs to be verified online by a teacher, parent or librarian.

You can enter as many times as you like, so if you read 20 books you’ll get 5 entries in the draw.  Everyone who completes a reading log (and gets it verified online) is entered into the draw to win tickets to the prizegiving ceremony on Monday 13 May, where you could meet the Crusaders.

Join the Reading Crusade now and get reading!

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The Reading Crusade starts today!

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The Reading Crusade starts today, so make sure you grab a copy of the reading log from your library.  You can also download the reading log from the Reading Crusade website.  For details on how to join the Reading Crusade and what you need to do to take part, check out the blog post at the top of the page.

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Meet Joseph Delaney in Christchurch

If you love The Spook’s Apprentice series come along and meet Joseph Delaney in Christchurch this Wednesday (20 February).  You can come and meet him at Upper Riccarton Library, from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesday 20 February.  He’ll talk about his books, you can ask him questions, and even get your book signed.

It’s a free event but you need to book a space.  Just call the library on 03-941-7923 to book.

To find out more about Joseph Delaney and the Spook’s Apprentice series, visit www.spooksbooks.com

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Summertime Reading Club Challenge – Week 4

This is the fourth, and last, 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.

Congratulations to last week’s winner – Sarah.

This week’s winner is Hadas.

Week 4 Challenge

Leave a comment telling us about a book that you’ve read in the holidays and why you liked it.

Make sure you leave your name and email address as well so that we can contact you if you win.

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