Archive for April, 2012

Oh hey everybody, it’s library blog quiz time again: our first for Term 2!  This week we are starting to get excited about the wonderful picture books that are currently incubating inside the brains of our clever and creative Year 8 students, so we have created a special picture book-themed quiz for your problem-solving pleasure.  Good luck to one and all!

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.  Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday May4th and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz Questions

1.  Shaun Tan famously authored a picture book which is unusual in that it has no text, only pictures.  What is the name of this book?

2.  While we’re talking about Shaun Tan: in which city did he grow up?

3.  Okay, last Shaun Tan question.  What is the name of the prize Tan received in 2011 honouring his contribution to international children’s literature?

4.  What does Max wear on his head in Where the Wild Things Are?

5.  In Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd’s classic 1947 picture book Goodnight Moon, what animal is going to sleep?

6.  What is the only vegetable that The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats besides the leaf?

7.  Paul McNeil and Barry Divola are the authors of a rock’n’roll-themed children’s alphabet book that you can find here in your very own school library.  What is the name of this book?

8.  Complete the title of this picture book about different types of animal poo: The Little ___________ Who Knew It Was None of His Business.

9.  In Jenny Wagner’s classic Australian picture book, what kind of creature lives in Berkeley’s Creek?

10.  Who is the author of the odd yet strangely fun picture book Press Here?



Welcome to Term 2!

Posted: April 20, 2012 in General

Welcome back everybody!  We hope you had a lovely break and read lots of good books.  We are, as always, hugely excited to be joining you from our super secret underground blogging bunker deep beneath the school library where we have been busy wandering around the internet collecting cool book-related stuff to inspire, amuse and educate our beloved blog readers.  Here is a summary of our findings.

The Hunger Games Game!

Okay, so obviously we are kind of obsessed with the Hunger Games and when the movie finally came out last month we got a bit overexcited and had to have a cup of tea and a sit down.  We have since calmed down a bit but still feel it is our duty to inform you that there now exists a Hunger Games Facebook game!  Sorry, “Official” Facebook game.  You may gaze upon its wonders here.  Or simply feast upon the visual splendour of this screenshot:

We don’t know much about the gameplay or finer details yet, but one of our favourite YA blogs, Forever Young Adult, has given the game a fairly lukewarm review.  Let us know what you think!

Book Spine Poetry!

We were very intrigued when the work of artist Nina Katchadourian showed up in our blog aggregator (we use Google Reader to help us keep up with our internet obsession).  Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project is a poetry series that she creates by stacking or arranging books so that the titles on their spines become the lines in the poem.  Here are some of our favourites:

Book stacking poetry is now our New Favourite Thing and has made shelving into quite an adventure!

A Book About Star Wars!

Do you like Star Wars?  Or is that for old people now?  We’re not sure if young folks are still into Star Wars but what we are sure about is that this new Star-Wars-based book is going to be absolutely delightful.  In Darth Vader and son, artist Jeffrey Brown imagines a world in which the evil overlord had taken an active role in raising his child rather than sending him away to live on a remote sandy planet (or whatever it was he did: we can’t actually remember all the details).  The resulting illustrations are hilarious and weirdly touching: here is the trailer for the book!

And that concludes our blog entry for this week. Tune in again next Friday when we are thinking pretty seriously about doing another Library Blog Quiz!