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Guest Author: Mara Shaughnessy on Lego Man in Space

Lego Man in Space was one of the top books of 2013 that we selected for our Holiday Reading Guide.  The creator, Mara Shaughnessy, has very kindly written a guest post for us about her book.  Check it out and grab a copy of Lego Man in Space from your library.

So far, more than 3 million people around the world have tuned into YouTube to watch the real-life voyage of LEGO® Man in space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQwLmGR6bPA

But you can also read about this incredible feat by asking your librarian for a copy of LEGO® Man in Space: A True Story.  Inside, you’ll see how two teenagers, Mat and Asad built a spaceship, sent it into near space and brought it back to earth safely. The book is packed with facts and information and you’ll also find cool ideas for your own science and engineering projects, as well as LEGO®-themed games and crafts.

If you STILL can’t get enough LEGO® Man in Space, you can check out the colouring sheets, worksheets and activities at www.littlemonster.ca/legoman.

Ever wondered how to draw a LEGO® Man or Woman? Here is a fun activity to get you started!

draw-a-lego-man

Happy inventing, drawing, writing, building, creating and dreaming!

Remember that little kids + big ideas = big things!

Mara

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Best Books of 2013!

Every year, all the staff at Christchurch City Libraries work out the best kids books published in 2013. It’s called our “Holiday Reading” list and there are about 200 awesome books in there! You can get a copy for free from our Libraries, or you can check it out online right now.

Some of the coolest ones are:

LEGO man in space by Mara Shaughnessy
A TRUE story about how two boys launched a LEGO man 80,000 feet into space using a weather balloon, a homemade parachute, and a video camera!

The Killer Cat runs away by Anne Fine
Tuffy doesn’t feel wanted at home any more. His owners just don’t appreciate him. So what if he broke the new TV? Got fur on all Dad’s clean clothes? Ate Tinkerbell the kitten’s special kitten-food? All accidents! But they’re making such a fuss! So Tuffy decides to make a break for it.

Demon dentist by David Walliams
Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?

Once you’ve found some awesome books to read, you can take part in our Summertime Reading Competition. It starts on Friday 20th December and you can win some great prizes including an iPad mini and Paper Plus vouchers!

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